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The Dress Circle: Songs from the Shows of July

The astrological sign for July is Cancer, so we’re taking poetic license for this week’s Dress Circle (7/2 7:00 p.m.) and enlisting some crabs to help us present some of the shows we’re using to celebrate some of the shows that opened this month.

July is a slow month for openings because of the summer heat that caused many shows to “summer” in the provinces during the summers of the past, but we still have a full plate that once again includes some familiar and rather unfamiliar entries.

You may know songs from the Broadway productions of “Xanadu,” the recent revival of “Into the Woods,” and the failed stage production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.’

However, this week’s program may be an evening of discovery because of songs we’ve mined for long-forgotten shows such as 1899’s “The Rounders,” “The Greenwich Village Follies of 1919,” “The Passing Show of 1918,” “Oh! Kay,” “Show Girl,” “Yokel Boy,” and more.

We’re covering 123 years of Broadway history and uncovering some wonderful songs on this week’s program, and we hope you’ll join us.

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Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle
Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.
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