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Harfeld Artistry

Harfeld Artistry: Home of curtain Up! Our radio series on rare musical theater and beyond.

David at Goodspeed Opera House donating his collection in 2004.

Just what leads to a dog on Broadway anyway? As the remarkable host of Curtain Up, David Harfeld shares, it can be any number of bad factors. Casting, production, poorly written book to name a few.

Explore the shows featured in season 6 of Curtain Up, Dogs on Broadway! Sparkling scores from critically wasted musicals, at the link below.

Series 6: “Dogs” on Broadway! Sparkling Scores from Critically Roasted Musicals Ankles Aweigh (1955 ) – Betty and Jane Kean (Fain – Shapiro) A Family Affair (1962) – Shelly Berman, Eileen Heckart (Kander – the Goidmans) The Baker’s Wife (1976) – Paul Sorvino, Patti LuPone (Schwartz) The Athenian Touch (1964) – Marion Marlowe, Butterfly McQueen (Straight – Eddy) Off-bway Rags (1986) – Teresa Stratas, Larry Kert (Strouse – Schwartz) Carmelina (1979) – Georgia Brown (Lane – Lerner) Legs Diamond (1988) – Peter Allen, Julie Wilson (Allen) Dance a Little Closer (1983) – Len Carou, Liz Robertson, George Rose (Strouse – Lerner) Oh, Brother! (1981) – Judy Kaye, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Valenti – Driver) Whoop-Up (1958) – Susan Johnson, Sylvia Syms (Charlap – Gimbel) I Remember Mama (1979) – Liv Ullman, George Hearn (Rodgers – Charnin) So Long, 174th Street (1976) – Robert Morse (Daniels) Nick and Nora (1991) – Barry Bostwick, Joanna Gleason (Strouse – Maltby, Jr)

Sometimes the little musical that could couldn’t, coming up against a Broadway powerhouse.

Listen to Curtain Up series producer Karen Lewellen interview original “South Pacific” cast member Barbara Luna where they span her career from Broadway to the movies to the galaxy.

Currently, Curtain Up Distribution INC., under its Harfeld Artistry program area, seeks to digitize the more than 100 hours of musical theater content and create new shows like the story presented above.

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