Joanna Lumley, a 2011 Tony nominee for her performance in La Bete, will host a three-part series for BBC Radio 2 entitled Joanna Lumley on Broadway.
The series, which takes “a historical, theatrical and musical journey down America’s iconic Broadway,” will debut July 11 at 10 PM London time with a program titled “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.”
In the first episode Lumley, according to press notes, “examines how Broadway’s shows have responded to and mirrored changes in American society, adapting and thriving during political and cultural upheaval. From its roots in the immigrant community to the birth of the Civil Rights movement and the horror of 9/11, Broadway played its part in changing attitudes and breaking boundaries.”
Interviewees include Hal Prince, Oscar Hammerstein III, Jim Dale, Joel Grey and directors Michael Mayer and Julie Taymor.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.