Halloween themed music from the Off-Broadway and Broadway stage take over the airwaves of Sounds of Broadway (SoundsofBroadway.com) – the 24/7 online Broadway music radio station – from Monday, October 28th thru Thursday, October 31st. Beginning at 10:00am EST, over ten hours a day will be devoted to scary and spine-tingling songs from the musical theater.
“There will be the well-known shows such as The Addams Family, Damn Yankees, The Phantom of the Opera, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Young Frankenstein,” said Stuart Brown, who launched the radio station last April. “But there will also be a number of little-known musicals I’ll be playing selections from such as Bunnicula, The Brain from Planet X, Death Takes a Holiday, Faust, and Zombie Prom. In all, there will be almost three dozen shows that will be included in the programming.”
“These types of shows are very popular,” said Brown, who is a member of the Outer Critics Circle and President of the Connecticut Critics Circle. “Running on Broadway right now is Beetlejuice, Hadestown, and Phantom and the just opened Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. There’s even a touch of Halloween in Mean Girls where the first line of the song “Sexy” is “If I could change the world, I’d make it Halloween.”
Sounds of Broadway offers the most wide-ranging listing of music from the Off-Broadway, Broadway, and London stages. Thousands of songs from hundreds of cast recordings are in rotation, with new shows added weekly. “My last count was 4,300 songs from over 540 musicals,” he said. “I feature popular and classic shows like Wicked, My Fair Lady, and Hamilton,” stated the Connecticut resident. “But, unlike other online radio stations, I’ve included selections from more obscure or little heard of shows. I want the station to entertain, but I also want to teach people about musical theater history.”
Sounds of Broadway can be reached at the website www.SoundsofBroadway.com. Brown can be reached at Stuart@SoundsofBroadway.com.