Hugh Martin: A Portrait for Radio

Trolley Press published Hugh’s memoirs last fall: the book is titled “Hugh Martin: The Boy Next Door.”

Hugh Martin also revealed some secrets that only he could know: the truth about his so-called collaboration with Ralph Blane, his addiction to the drugs of the infamous Dr. Feelgood, Max Jacobson, how he was instrumental in giving Gene Kelly the opportunity to show Broadway that he was a great choreographer in addition to already being a great performer, and what it was really like to be part of the MGM “Dream Factory.” For more information, visit “Footlight Parade” is nationally syndicated

Bill Rudman’s Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical is a radio program showcasing the best of Broadway and Hollywood – songs from the turn of the 20th century to today and heard locally every Saturday at 6 PM on WCLV 104.9.

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.


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