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This edition: Susan Birkenhead and Howard Kissel

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 10, 2006.

Lyricist SUSAN BIRKENHEAND (Triumph of Love, Jelly's Last Jam) and HOWARD KISSEL, chief drama critic of The Daily News, discuss WORDS WITH MUSIC: CREATING THE BROADWAY MUSICAL LIBRETTO, the classic 1971 how-to book on creating effective muscial comedy, which has just been released by Applause Books in a new edition updated and revised by Kissel.

The panel discusses the rules and truths imparted by WORDS WITH MUSIC's author - LEHMAN ENGELS (1910-1982), a legendary conductor and master teacher - in this book and at the influencial BMI workshop, which he founded and which has continued to train talent for the musical theater (including Birkenhead), until today.

Guest List

  • David Ives, playwright, "The Liar"
  • Saturday, January 20 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, January 21 - 7:00am
  • Monday, January 22 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • The New Stars of "Hamilton"
  • Monday, January 22 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, January 27 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, January 28 - 7:00am
  • Monday, January 29 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Elaine Stritch's 88th Birthday Bash
  • Monday, January 29 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 3 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, February 4 - 7:00am
  • Monday, February 5 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Spring Season Preview
  • Monday, February 5 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 10 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, February 11 - 7:00am
  • Monday, February 12 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
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  • Monday, February 12 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 17 - 8:30pm