Footlight Parade: Sounds Of The American Musical
Sunday Nights at 9
Bill Rudman’s Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical is a weekly radio program showcasing the best of Broadway and Hollywood – songs from the turn of the 20th century to today.
If ever there were an art form that speaks “in American,” it’s the Broadway and Hollywood musical. That’s because we Americans created it – and its impact on our cultural history is incalculable. Our everyday conversations are laced with quotations from its lyrics, and its classic melodies fill the air in everything from contemporary recordings to radio and television ads.
The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) is a nonprofit organization formed to help keep this uniquely American art form alive, and to help foster its development for the pleasure of future generations.
One of TMTP’s programs is the nationally syndicated radio show Footlight Parade, distributed free of charge to public radio stations nationwide. The organization also produces and creates an array of educational programs for people of all ages.