A Smorgasbord of Cole Porter

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! In honor of this blog’s tenth anniversary, I’m diving back into my archives to re-share material that you may have missed when it was initially offered. Some of these items have not been available here for a while, and I’ve compiled a list of real treasures, for June is Cole Porter’s birth month (he’s the first composer we spotlighted back in 2013) and all of these treats are related to that one-of-a-kind Broadway legend.

So, here’s what I’m eager to share with subscribers who comment below to alert me of their private, non-commercial interest, in celebration of this blog’s ten years of joyous study…

  • Two audios of Jubilee (1935): 1999 BBC + 1986 Concert
  • An audio of You Never Know (1938): 2009 Musicals Tonight!
  • Three Du Barry Was A Lady (1939): 1990 Concert, 1996 Encores!, 2001 BBC
  • An audio of Panama Hattie (1940): 2019 Mufti
  • Two audios of Let’s Face It (1941): 1994 Lost Musicals + 2006 Musicals Tonight!
  • Two Something For The Boys (1943): 1995 Lost Musicals + 2002 Roosevelt University

I offer these for the rest of this month, in celebration of Cole Porter — and YOU, for making these last ten years a pleasure! Here’s a sample of the goodies above: Kim Criswell with…



Come back next month for more musical rarities! And stay tuned tomorrow for more Becker!