The music of Jule Styne can be heard on Turner Classic Movies on:
Friday, July 28, 5:30 pm Anchors Aweigh
Saturday, August 5, 5:30 pm Anchors Aweigh
Monday, August 21, 2:45 pm Janie
One of the glories of the American Musical Theatre, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes has seldom been revived since its creation in 1949. In early 2012, a luminescent production brightened up the fabled Encores! series at New York City Center, with Megan Hilty, star of the TV show "Smash", mesmerizing audiences as Lorelei Lee. With Rachel York, Clarke Thorell, Aaron Lazar, Stephen R. Buntrock, and Simon Jones in the supporting cast, this recording offers a first complete overview of the Jule Styne-Leo Robin hit and, in addition to the various songs and reprises, includes several orchestral interludes in a superlative presentation of this legendary musical.
The 1959 original cast recording of Gypsy was among 25 recordings selected last month to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. Each year 25 recordings that are considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and at least 10 years old are selected to the registry as directed by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. The addition of these recordings brings the total number of recordings in the registry to 300. For more information on these 2009 additions visit the link below.For more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/rr/record/nrpb/registry/nrpb-2009reg.html