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Sweet Charity (Original London Cast) Unlocked from the #MWBVault!

Winner of the 1967 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical, the Original London Cast Recording of Sweet Charity  follows Charity who dreams of better days. Sweet Charity stars Juliet Prowse as everyone’s favorite dance-hall hostess in the Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields musical. Once she meets a movie star, she figures out she has […]

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Flower Drum Song (1958) Photos Released from the #MWBVault

Based on The Flowering Peach, a novel by C.Y. Lee, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song had a homespun exoticism that recalled the team’s previous success, The King and I, set this time around in more familiar grounds, San Francisco. Still, the new show exuded the same age-old conflict between the generations and between different lifestyles, which provided the […]

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Barbara Cook on She Loves Me

In honor of this year’s revival of She Loves Me, we sat down with one of musical theater’s premier interpreters, Barbara Cook, who starred as Amalia in the 1963 original show. In this clip, the Tony Award winning actress shares with us her thoughts on the music, by Jerry Bock with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and […]

Five Guys Named Moe – 1992

Five Guys Named Moe 1992 | MWB Vault Photos

This weeks Throwback Thursday photos features the musical fantasy starring Jerry Dixon, Five Guys Named Moe (1992). Written by Clark Peters, this story features a penniless, lonely guy who finds solace in the songs of an imaginary quintet of singers from the 1930s, with a score derived from the songs of jazz musician Louis Jordan, a […]