Desire Under the Elms, Jane Fonda and Elton John Salute on Playbill Radio, May 5-12

News   Desire Under the Elms, Jane Fonda and Elton John Salute on Playbill Radio, May 5-12 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
Brian Dennehy in Desire Under the Elms.
Brian Dennehy in Desire Under the Elms. Photo by Liz Lauren

The schedule for the week of May 5-12 follows.

Center Stage
May 5: Brian Dennehy and director Robert Falls have collaborated on epic revivals of Death of a Salesman (1999) and Long Day's Journey Into Night (2003). Both won Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Actor (Dennehy). Now Falls and Dennehy are back on Broadway, this time with a revival of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms. Both men, along with co-star Carla Gugino, sit down with Playbill Radio to discuss their monumental collaboration on these American classics.

Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, May 6; 11 PM Wednesday, May 6; 2 PM Thursday, May 7; 11 AM Saturday, May 9; 4 PM Sunday, May 10.

Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts, including:
Mary Stuart
"The Little Mermaid: From the Deep Blue Sea to the Great White Way"
Joanna Gleason and John Weidman on Happiness


Composer Spotlight
May 7: A salute to Elton John, longtime pop composer who refocused his career on the legitimate stage, composing scores to Aida, The Lion King, Lestat and Billy Elliot. Each week's "Composer Spotlight" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, May 8; 11 PM Friday, May 8; 10 PM Sunday, May 10; 2 PM Monday, May 11.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
May 9: A visit from actress, author and social activist, Jane Fonda, now appearing in Moisés Kaufman's play 33 Variations. The Academy Award winner, returning to Broadway after an absence of 46 years, talks about creating the role of a scholar obsessed with Beethoven, but afflicted with the devastating disease ALS. Fonda also discusses her best-selling memoir "My Life So Far" and brings us up to date on the many insights and activities that have made her one of the most admired, yet controversial women of our era.

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

This weekend's programming features Mary Stuart at 11 AM Saturday, May 2 and 4 PM Sunday, May 3; a tribute to Harold Arlen at 8 PM Sunday, May 3 and 2 PM Monday, May 4; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, May 2, 11 PM Monday, May 4 and 2 PM Tuesday, May 5.

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