Musical Comedy Tonight is a serious attempt to explain just
how the American musical grew up. The show's host and creator,
Sylvia Fine Kaye, is a songwriter (for her husband Danny) and a
teacher (at the University of Southern California and Yale). Her TV
special is a canny amalgam of entertainment and history. She proves
a funny and charismatic hostess!
1 - MUSICAL COMEDY TONIGHT - 1979 - SYLVIA FINE KAYE REMEMBERS GOOD NEWS,
OKLAHOMA, ANYTHING GOES, COMPANY. BERNADETTE PETERS, BOBBY VAN, ETHEL
MERMAN, AGNES DE MILLE, ROCK HUDSON, SANDY DUNCAN, CAROL BURNETT.
2 - MUSICAL COMEDY TONIGHT - 1/11/1981 - SYLVIA FINE KAYE, N. DUSSAULT, JACK LEMMON,
B. LANE, SERGIO FRANCHI, DANNY KAYE, JULIET PROWSE, LARRY STORCH, RICHARD
CRENNA, L. REDGRAVE, B. FRANKLIN.
3 - MUSICAL COMEDY TONIGHT - 11/22/1985
Songs and scenes by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Rodgers
and Hart, and Irving Berlin, performed by some of the country's
leading musical comedy stars, and hosted by Sylvia Fine Kaye. The
performance was taped before a live audience at Los Angeles' Wilshire Ebell Theater.
Cast includes, Eddie Albert, Christine Adreas, Kaye Ballard, Greg Burge, Beth Howland, Florence
Henderson, Donna McKechnie, Peter Noons, Roberta Peters.