Episode 6: Lorenz Hart & The Queers That Invented Broadway!
To a great extent the Broadway Musical has been a queer creation -- and for more than 125 years the musical theater world has been filled with brilliant and creative LGBTQ people, including many in the highest positions of power and influence. In this episode David Armstrong shares the fascinating stories Broadway's defining queer choreographers Robert Alton & Jack Cole, the legendary gay songwriters Noel Coward and Larry Hart, directors Monty Wooley and Moss Hart, and prolific bookwriter Herbert Fields, who is without doubt one of the most significant and least known inventors of the Broadway Musical! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this show Neil Starr plays a selection of 78rpm records of songs by the songwriting team of Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart. This selection includes an album of records with music conducted by Richard Rogers with some piano solos played by the writer himself.
Songs from the final years of the Rodgers and Hart partnership. Songs include: It Never Entered My Mind, Have You Met Miss Jones, Bewitched, Spring Is Here, I Didn't know What Time It Was, Wait Till You See Her, This Can't Be Love and I Could Write a Book. Artists include: Shirley Ross, Leo Reisman, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Forest, Maxine Sullivan, Blossom Dearie and Margaret Whiting.
Paleo-Cinema Podcast 189 - Words And Music And The Straightwashing Of Lorenz Hart
For 189 I look at the 1848 MGM musical biopic Words And Music starring Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake and Janet Leigh. I also look at the straightwashing of Lorenz Hart, the subject of the biopic and how Hollywood totally ignored the facts of his life.Support The Podcast via Patreon.
Rodgers and Hart songs from the years 1930- 1937. Songs include: There's a Small Hotel, My Romance, My Funny Valentine, Mimi, Spring Is Here, I've Got Five Dollars and The Lady is a Tramp. Performers include: Ruth Etting, Hal Kemp, Sarah Vaughan, Buddy Clark, Janette McDonald and Ben Selvin.