In 1983, a large cache of musical material was discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Seacaucus, New Jersey by John McGlinn, a conductor and director noted for the restoration of American musical comedy, including "Showboat", and Robert Kimball, author, music scholar, and a columnist for the New York Post. They uncovered drafts of genuine American musicals, some over 80 years old, by the likes of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Richard Rodgers. In this program, Robert Lipsyte speaks with Kimball and McGlinn about the importance of their discovery. The program features performances of some of the pieces by stars of American musical theater including Judy Kaye, Kim Criswell, and Rebecca Luker.
Original Broadcast Date: 6-9-89