Video archive: This week the world is celebrating the 450 birthday of William Shakespeare! We all know that West Side Story is based on Romeo and Juliet, Kiss me Kate on The Taming of the Shrew and The Boys from Syracuse on The Comedy of Errors, but what other musicals are based on Shakespeare’s plays? Let us know! Contact us on Twitter, Facebook or send an email.
All this week, afternoon presenter Stephen Beeny will play tracks from his musical of the week, the 1986 show Brownstone by Josh Rubins (book and lyrics) and Peter Larson (music). It centers on a group of five people living in a brownstone apartment in New York City. Listen from 3pm-7pm every week day afternoon.
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