August, Kerry Ellis and Stephen Schwartz Tribute Featured on Playbill Radio Aug. 12-19

News   August, Kerry Ellis and Stephen Schwartz Tribute Featured on Playbill Radio Aug. 12-19 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes and Broadway news at the top of each hour, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
Kerry Ellis begins her run as Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked.
Kerry Ellis begins her run as Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked. Photo by Tristram Kenton

The schedule for the week of Aug. 12-19 follows.

Center Stage
Aug. 12: New and original cast members of August: Osage County explain how the tight-ensemble show has changed since several original stars left.
This week's "Center Stage" debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Aug. 13; 11 PM Wednesday, Aug. 13; 2 PM Thursday, Aug. 14; 11 AM Saturday, Aug. 16; and 4 PM Sunday, Aug. 17.

Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts.

Playbill Presents
Aug. 13: Kerry Ellis, the new Elphaba in Wicked, talks about what it's like to be the first British Elphaba on Broadway, and plays cuts from her new solo album, "Wicked in Rock."

This week's "Playbill Presents" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Wednesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Thursday, Aug. 14; 11 PM Thursday, Aug. 14; 2 PM Friday Aug. 15; 4 PM Saturday, Aug. 16; and 11 AM Sunday, Aug. 17. Edited versions of the "Playbill Presents" programs are available as podcasts.

Composer Spotlight
Aug. 14: A tour through the career of Wicked's Stephen Schwartz, who also brought us Godspell, Pippin and The Magic Show.

Each week's "Composer Spotlight" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Friday, Aug. 15; 11 PM Friday, Aug. 15; 8 PM Sunday, Aug. 17; and 2 PM Monday, Aug. 18.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
Aug. 16: Robert Sillerman, the executive producer of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, discusses the musical and its controversial ticket pricing.

Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, Aug. 16 with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 11 PM Monday, Aug. 18; and 2 PM Tuesday, Aug. 19.

This weekend's programming features South Pacific at 11 AM Saturday, Aug. 9 and 4 PM Sunday, Aug. 10; John Leguizamo at 4 PM Saturday, Aug. 9 and 11 AM Sunday, Aug. 10; a Rodgers & Hart Tribute at 8 PM Sunday, Aug. 10 and 2 PM Monday, Aug. 11; and "Theater Talk" with John Heilpern at 7 PM Saturday, Aug. 9, 11 PM Monday, Aug. 11 and 2 PM Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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