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The Dress Circle: Songs from the Shows of October

We officially welcomed fall last week, and on this week’s Dress Circle (10/1 7:00 p.m.), we’re going to welcome in October with songs from 13 of the many shows that opened in New York this month in a playlist spanning 117 years of musical history.

Our first work is a lesser-known one from the pen of Franz Lehar. “Gypsy Love” has long been forgotten, but our most recent opening, 2018’s “Six” a new retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s wives, is going strong in New York and around the world.

As always, we’ve made sure to program a list of familiar and forgotten works to give you a varied evening.

On the familiar side, you’ll hear from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Victor/Victoria,” and “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.”

Those shows you may have forgotten include: “Allegro,” “Too Many Girls,” “Raisin,” and “The Apple Tree.”

We even have two shows by Frank Loesser, the extremely popular “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and the, pardon the pun, lesser-known “Where’s Charley?” based on the comedy “Charlie’s Aunt.”

Familiar or unfamiliar, it’s still a wonderful collection of excellent performances.

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