March 3, 2007
Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion it's another special re-broadcast: The Best of Broadway. We pulled an overnighter in the tape vault and found some BIG highlights from under the bright lights. Kristin Chenoweth sings Oklahoma!, Walter Bobbie tears into Alexander's Ragtime Band, Vern Sutton and Rob Fisher offer a tribute to the Broadway Chorus, Bonnie Raitt fulfills her dream of singing the part of Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady (under the guidance of Guy Noir), and Marvin & Mavis Smiley do Springtime on Broadway. Tune in Saturday for all that plus, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the news from Lake Wobegon.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:57GK Open
00:02:37"Alexander's Ragtime Band" - Walter Bobbie and Shoes
00:05:21"Dream a Little Dream" - Kristin Chenoweth w/Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks
00:08: GK talks with Kristin Chenoweth
00:09:55"The Girl in 14-G" - Kristin Chenoweth and Rob Fisher
00:14:46Guy Noir w/Bonnie Raitt
00:25:50Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:27:38The Fruit Fly script
00:44:46GK talks with Vern Sutton
00:46:11Tribute to the Broadway Chorus ("Ragtime" - "Tell Me Pretty Maiden" - "El Capitan" - "Never Mind Bo Peep" - "Tea For Two" - "You'll Never Walk Alone" - "There Is Nothing Like A Dame" - "Brigadoon" - "The Night of My Nights" - "Racing With The Clock" - "Ascot Gavotte" - "Make Our Garden Grow")
01:02:22GK Intermission Credits
Segment 3
01:08:22GK Welcome Back
01:09:02"Taylor The Latte Boy" - Kristin Chenoweth
Segment 4
01:13:26The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:32:12"Lotus Blossom" - Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein and Pat Donohue
01:34:56"Springtime on Broadway" - Marvin and Mavis Smiley a.k.a. Robin and Linda Williams
01:39:06Buddy script
01:53:48GK Outro/Credits
01:55:22"Oklahoma" - Kristin Chenoweth

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  • Walter Bobbie
  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Vern Sutton
  • Robin and Linda Williams
  • Andy Stein
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  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Robin & Linda Williams
  • Kristin Chenoweth

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  • Guy Noir script
  • Fruit Fly script
  • Buddy script

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