Busch, In the Heights, Porter Tribute and Assassins on Playbill Radio Jan. 6-13

News   Busch, In the Heights, Porter Tribute and Assassins on Playbill Radio Jan. 6-13 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes and Broadway news at the top of each hour, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.

Charles Busch
Charles Busch Photo by David Rodgers

Center Stage
Jan. 6: Playwright and actor Charles Busch visits Playbill Radio to talk about his formative years that led to Off-Broadway classics like Vampire Lesbians of Sodom; Die, Mommie, Die!; Red Scare on Sunset; Psycho Beach Party; the Tony-nominated Tale of the Allergist's Wife; and his latest, The Third Story, opening this month.

This week's "Center Stage" debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Jan. 7; 11 PM Wednesday, Jan. 7; 2 PM Thursday, Jan. 8; 11 AM Saturday, Jan. 10; and 4 PM Sunday, Jan. 11.

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

Playbill Presents
Jan. 7: An encore broadcast of Playbill Radio's behind-the-scenes interview with Lin Manuel-Miranda from In The Heights.

This week's "Playbill Presents" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Wednesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Thursday, Jan. 8; 11 PM Thursday, Jan. 8; 2 PM Friday Jan. 9; 4 PM Saturday, Jan. 10; and 11 AM Sunday, Jan. 11. Edited versions of the "Playbill Presents" programs are available as podcasts.

Composer Spotlight
Jan. 8: Playbill Radio plays Part One of our tour through the career of Cole Porter, playing both familiar and rare songs from the composer of Anything Goes, Can-Can and Kiss Me, Kate.

Each week's "Composer Spotlight" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Friday, Jan. 9; 11 PM Friday, Jan. 9; 8 PM Sunday, Jan. 11; and 2 PM Monday, Jan. 12.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
Jan. 10: An interview with columnist Baz Bamigboye of London's Daily Mail and critic Charles Spencer of The Daily Telegraph.

Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 11 PM Monday, Jan. 12 and 2 PM Tuesday, Jan. 13.

WORLD PREMIERE: "Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far"
Jan. 11, 7 PM ET: An intimate look at the creation of Assassins, Passion, and Bounce featuring interviews with cast, creatives, and Stephen Sondheim himself.

Playbill Radio's exclusive debut of podcasts from a special series created by Sony BMG to celebrate the newly released four-CD box set, "Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far."

This weekend's programming features Oskar Eustis at 11 AM Saturday, Jan. 3 and 4 PM Sunday, Jan. 4; Hunter Foster at 4 PM Saturday, Jan. 3 and 11 AM Sunday, Jan. 4; a Sondheim Tribute at 8 PM Sunday, Jan. 4 and 2 PM Monday, Jan. 5; "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday; Jan. 3, 11 PM Monday, Jan. 5 and 2 PM Tuesday, Jan. 6; and "Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far" at 7 PM Sunday, Jan. 4.