Boys From Syracuse star Jonathan Dokuchitz tells this week’s "Radio Playbill" what it’s been like getting his vocal cords around that classic Rodgers and Hart score. A native-born boy from Syracuse (New York) himself, the singer plays half of a set of twins in the musical of mistaken identities. Also this week, "Radio Playbill" plays samples from the just-released original cast CD of Spitfire Grill, the recent Off-Broadway musical that’s popping up in regionals across America.
"Radio Playbill," a weekly news and entertainment magazine show of theatrical interviews, features and music, is broadcast 12 times weekly on Sirius' A&E Channel, 154.
The 30-minute weekly show debuts each Tuesday, with airings at 5 AM, 11 AM, 5 PM and 11 PM (ET).
Rebroadcasts of the show occur each Thursday at 1 AM, 7 AM, 1 PM and 10 PM and Saturday at 5 AM, 11 AM, 5 PM and 11 PM (ET).
All the excitement and glamour of the American theatre scene comes across in this, the first radio project from the creators of Broadway's distinctive programs, and Playbill On-Line, the home of theatre on the internet. The program reflects Playbill's unique access and knowledge of the world of Broadway, broadcasting from Sirius' midtown Manhattan studios overlooking Times Square. Upcoming "Radio Playbill" shows include a preview of the Broadway The Boys From Syracuse songs from the new generation of hot young theatre composers, plus a preview of songs from the upcoming new Broadway season, including cuts from Dance of the Vampires.
And don't miss Playbill's theatre news headlines, being broadcast throughout the day, seven days a week on Sirius Radio's "Broadway's Best," channel 67.
Host for both the news and the magazine show is Robert Viagas, founding editor of Playbill On-Line and Theatre.com, author of several books on theatre, including "On the Line: The Creation of A Chorus Line" and "The Amazing Story of The Fantasticks," and editor of Louis Botto’s updated book "At This Theatre."
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