In the spirit of the Halloween season, Sounds of Broadway, the 24/7 online radio station which offers the most extensive catalog of music from Off-Broadway, Broadway, and London stages, is launching a Halloween Extravaganza which will feature 10-12 hours per day of spine-tingling tunes from October 28-31. The station will feature popular and well-known songs from Off-Broadway and Broadway shows as well as other little-known gems from the Sounds of Broadway vault.
According to Connecticut resident Stuart Brown, the master behind the station, “There will be the well-known shows such as The Addams Family, Damn Yankees, Little Shop of Horrors, The Phantom of the Opera, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Young Frankenstein,” but he goes onto say there will also be music from a number of little-known musicals. “I’ll be playing selections from [productions] such as Bunnicula, The Brain from Planet X, Death Takes a Holiday, Faust, and Zombie Prom. In all, there will be almost three dozen shows that will be included in the programming.”
“These types of shows are very popular,” says Brown, who is a theatre critic, a member of the Outer Critics Circle, is President of the Connecticut Critics Circle, and consequently has his finger on the pulse of past, present, and even upcoming theatrical works. “Running on Broadway right now is Beetlejuice, Hadestown, and Phantom and the just-opened Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. There’s even a touch of Halloween in Mean Girls where the first line of the song ‘Sexy’ is ‘If I could change the world, I’d make it Halloween.’”
Because of Brown’s passion for and his extensive knowledge of musical theatre, Sounds of Broadway was born in March 2019. It features thousands of songs from hundreds of cast recordings, with new shows added weekly. “My last count was 4,300 songs from over 540 musicals,” Brown says. Aside from the sp-oo-ky songs he’ll be playing in the coming week, he says, “I feature popular and classic shows like Wicked, My Fair Lady, and Hamilton. But, unlike other online radio stations, I’ve included selections from more obscure or little heard of shows. I want the station to entertain, but I also want to teach people about musical theater history.”
So, tune in, turn it up, and Happy Halloween listening!
Sounds of Broadway is located at: www.SoundsofBroadway.com where you can find links to launch Radio Player, enable Amazon Alexa, or utilize Google Play for Android or Apple iTunes for iOS devices. For additional questions about Brown’s current Halloween line-up, ongoing music selections, or for information about the station, Brown can be reached at Stuart@SoundsofBroadway.com.