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Interview - The Rascals

The Great White Way – Broadway – the home of stars like Ethel Merman, Ethel Waters, and countless others who demonstrated their triple threat abilities as singers, actors, and dancers.  It was also the launching pad for composers of the Great American Songbook:  names like Gershwin, Porter, Harburg, Coleman.

With shows like Jersey Boys, Motown, and Kinky Boots (featuring a Tony award winning score by 80s pop princess Cyndi Lauper), the face of Broadway is a constantly changing one, and the landscape has now been cultivated for the latest hit:  “Once Upon A Dream” featuring the music and history of The Rascals – 60s/70s hit makers that brought together Blue Eyed Soul with Jazz and Latin-inspired instrumentals.  They are in Toronto, performing the show at the Royal Alex Theatre until August 25th and two of the band’s original members Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish joined Heather on Wednesday August 21, to chat about the show, being the first white band signed to Atlantic Records, their connection to jazz and more!


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