Broadway music celebrating Halloween will takeover the airwaves on the
show music radio program, “On Broadway,” on Sunday, October 29th from
5:30-6:30 p.m. on WRTC-FM, 89.3. The show can also be heard live over the Internet at http://www.wrtc.com.
Host Stuart Brown will play music from a variety of Broadway musicals that
have a haunted, supernatural theme including “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Little
Shop of Horrors,” “Wicked,” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
“There are quite a few Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals that are
perfect for the Halloween season,” stated Brown, who has hosted “On
Broadway” for over 22 years. “We’ll have witches, monsters, zombies
and more. There will be a double dose of Frankenstein musicals with
excerpts from Mel Brooks’ Broadway smash, “Young Frankenstein,”
and the Off-Broadway musical of the Mary Shelley classic.”
In addition to more obvious Halloween-tinged musicals there are a number
of shows that most people would not immediately associate with that day.
“The musical, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” with the song, ‘Ghosties and
Ghoulies and Things That Go Bump in the Night’ is a great example,” said
Brown, Director of Student Services at the Waterbury Campus of the University of
Connecticut. “There is also “Rent” with a song entitled, ‘Halloween’ and the
Off-Broadway Stephen Schwartz musical, “Captain Louie,” with a song,
“Trick or Treat.”
Off-Broadway musicals have their fair share of other worldly shows. “One
of my favorites, “Batboy—The Musical,” starred an unknown actress, Kerry
Butler, who went on to fame as the original Penny Pingleton in the
Broadway production of “Hairspray” and “Xanadu,” stated Brown, a longtime West Hartford resident.
“I will also be playing music from “Zombie Prom,” “Imperfect Chemistry”
and “Evil Dead: The Musical.”
“On Broadway” is heard every Sunday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on
WRTC-FM, 89.3. Each week’s program centers on a different theme or
performer. The first Sunday of every month is a listener’s request show.
You can contact Host Stuart Brown at Broadway99@comcast.net. Earlier
programs can be downloaded at http://www.broadwayradioprograms.com
by clicking on the podcast link.