Stage and Soundtrack

Over the years, much of the music we remember has come from stage shows and the movies, loosely described as “Broadway and Hollywood.” There’s a reason — the top musical talents worked in those venues. Stage and Soundtrack presents a tuneful variety of “performance” music, along with carefully researched historical and anecdotal commentary by Peter Weiglin. Not all of the efforts were smash hits, but many musical gems survived the “flopperettas.”