FRONT ROW CENTER ON CASSETTE
From 1985 to 1988 Musical Theatre Lover's United president Bonnie Weiss and musical theatre archivist George Moffatt* co-produced and co-hosted 133 radio shows on Broadway and Hollywood musicals. Some of the programs were theme oriented - such as songs about marriage, money, politics, Academy Award nominated tunes, dancers as singers, comics as singers, songs about kids, animals, etc.
Also included in this series were interviews with such musical theatre luminaries as performers Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein, lyricist Sammy Cahn and Sondheim biographers Craig Zadan and Martin Gottfried*George Moffatt is a collector/archivist of rare recordings and videos of Broadway and Hollywood musicals, jazz and pre-rock pop music. He designs background music for theatre productions, film festivals and other special events. To contact him, e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SONDHEIM CABARET TRIBUTES ON VIDEO
From 1985 to 1992, Musical Theatre Lovers produced six cabaret birthday tributes to composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. The shows featured professional musical theatre performers plus special appearances by such stars as Andrea Marcovicci, Michael Feinstein, Weslia Whitfield and cast members from "Les Miserables".
If you would like to receive more information on the Front Row Center radio shows available on cassette and/or the Sondheim Tributes available on video, please send your e-mail address to <email@example.com>.
SATIRIZING SONDHEIMSan Francisco parodists Lauren Mayer, Peter Stein and Ross DeHovitz have written a host of deliciously wicked spoofs of Sondheim songs - all of which were performed in the six cabaret tributes as follows:
A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR STEPHEN SONDHEIM, 1985
"The Ladies Who Munch - Lauren Mayer
EVERYTHING'S COMING UP SONDHEIM, 1986
"Losing My Car" - Lauren Mayer
"Everybody Loves Stephen" (to "Everybody Loves Louis") - Peter Stein & Ross DeHovitz
SUNDAY AFTER DARK WITH SONDHEIM, 1987
"The Worst Thighs in Hayward" - Mayer
"Gee, What a Fanatic" (to "Gee, Officer Krupke") - Stein & DeHovitz
HAVE A BIRTHDAY, MR. SONDHEIM
"I'm Still Square" - Mayer
"I'm Sick of Him" (imaginary battle between Sondheim & Lloyd Webber to "Impossible") - Stein & DeHovitz
IN PRAISE OF SONDHEIM, 1990
"Too Tight" (to "Tonight") - Mayer
"Another Hundred Lyrics (Just Went Out of My Brain)" - Mayer
"The Ballad of Stephen S." - Stein
A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM, 1992
"Everything's Coming Up Sondheim" - Mayer
"A Dress Like That!" - Mayer
"Happy Birthday, Mr. Sondheim" (to "Have an Eggroll, Mr. Goldstone") - Mayer
If you would like us to fax you the complete programs for these six tributes, please e-mail us at the above address with your fax number.