Halloween Broadway Music On-The-Air

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.