The Dress Circle: "The Girl Friend" and "The Boy Friends"
We’ll have a visit from a “girl friend” and a few “boy friends” on this week’s Dress Circle (4/11 7:00 p.m.). “The Girl Friend” is a relatively forgotten 1926 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical about a young man who wants to be a professional bicycle racer. Because there was no original cast recording, we’ll hear songs from several sources including the title song performed by a 1920’s dance band as well as an ersatz London cast recording. For Sandy Wilson’s “The Boy Friend,” which is about a perfect young lady who finds love on the Riviera, we’ll hear selections from the original Broadway cast as well as the 1970 Broadway revival and a 1994 UK studio cast. It’s happy endings all around on this week’s program.