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The Dress Circle: "Pop-Rodgers" with Lorenz Hart - Part 1

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Some months ago, we had fun with “Pop-Kern” and “Pop-Porter,” and on this week’s Dress Circle (10/10 7:00 p.m.), we’re continuing the series with “Pop-Rodgers.”   We’re going to be looking at several shows based on the works of Richard Rodgers, and the first two are going to be dedicated to “pop” renditions of songs written by Rodgers and his first long-time lyricist, Lorenz Hart.  Many of the shows like “Higher and Higher,” “Ever Green,” “America’s Sweetheart,” “One Damn Thing After Another,” "Chee Chee,” and “Spring Is Here” might be unfamiliar, but we’re sure that you’ll know songs such as “Falling in Love with Love,” “With a Song in My Heart,” “Little Girl Blue,” and “Thou Swell.”   

Our performers in this edition include Franklyn Bauer, Smith Ballew, Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Williams, Julie Andrews, Eileen Farrell, Tony Bennett, Frederick von Stade, Sophia Loren and more.  

Join us for an hour of some of Broadway’s best songs sung by some of the world’s best vocalists.