About This Show

It’s December 12, 1942, in a small 5000-watt New York City radio station (WOV) where a live broadcast of a musical variety hour is about to begin. Billed as coming from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room, the program, Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade , is actually being transmitted from the station of a basement studio. The music and old fashioned comedy capture the spirit of that bygone era, when the world was at war, and when “pop” music meant The Chattanooga Choo-Choo and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy . Full of 1940s big-band music, swing dancing, patriotism and sound effects, The 1940’s Radio Hour is a nostalgic look at a very special Christmas past.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: November 16, 2004 Final Performance: December 26, 2004

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