Disney, Benanti, Shrek, Berlin Tribute and Pacific Overtures on Playbill Radio Nov. 18-25

News   Disney, Benanti, Shrek, Berlin Tribute and Pacific Overtures on Playbill Radio Nov. 18-25 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes and Broadway news at the top of each hour, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti

The schedule for the week of Nov. 18-25 follows.

The Magic of Disney on Broadway
Nov. 17: Scarlett Strallen has unfurled her umbrella as the new magical-nanny title character in Mary Poppins on Broadway. She tells us what it was like to grow up in an all-showbiz family — and what it was like to have nannies (good and bad) of her own.

"The Magic of Disney on Broadway" debuts at 7 PM ET Monday, Nov. 17 with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 3 PM Tuesday, Nov. 18; 10 PM Friday, Nov. 21; 2 PM Saturday, Nov. 22.

Center Stage
Nov. 18: Special guest is Laura Benanti, who plays the title role in Gypsy on Broadway. She shares what it's been like working as supporting character for some of the grandest of Broadway's grande dames: Patti LuPone, Zoe Caldwell, Vanessa Williams and others.

This week's "Center Stage" debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Nov. 19; 11 PM Wednesday, Nov. 19; 2 PM Thursday, Nov. 20; 11 AM Saturday, Nov. 22; and 4 PM Sunday, Nov. 23. Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts.

Playbill Presents
Nov. 19: Playbill Radio goes backstage at the new Broadway musical Shrek to talk with all the leads, including Sutton Foster and Brian d'Arcy James, plus the creative team of David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori as they prepare for the opening of this new mega-musical based on the hit animated films.

This week's "Playbill Presents" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Wednesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Thursday, Nov. 20; 11 PM Thursday, Nov. 20; 2 PM Friday Nov. 21; 4 PM Saturday, Nov. 22; and 11 AM Sunday, Nov. 23.

Edited versions of the "Playbill Presents" programs are available as podcasts.

Composer Spotlight
Nov. 20: Part Two of Playbill's salute to music master Irving Berlin who wrote thousands of songs in his 103-year life. Over the next two weeks we'll play some of the greatest, including hits from Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madam and As Thousands Cheer.

Each week's "Composer Spotlight" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Friday, Nov. 21; 11 PM Friday, Nov. 21; 8 PM Sunday, Nov. 23; and 2 PM Monday, Nov. 24.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
Nov. 22: Frank Langella discusses A Man For All Seasons and his role as Sir Thomas More.

Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 11 PM Monday, Nov. 24; and 2 PM Tuesday, Nov. 25.

WORLD PREMIERE: "Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far"
Nov. 23, 7 PM ET: An intimate look at the creation of Pacific Overtures, featuring interviews with Harold Prince, Jonathan Tunick, Lonny Price and Stephen Sondheim.

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 Christy Carlson Romano at 11 AM Saturday, Nov. 15 and 4 PM Sunday, Nov. 16; 13 at 4 PM Saturday, Nov. 15 and 11 AM Sunday, Nov. 16; an Irving Berlin Tribute at 8 PM Sunday, Nov. 16 and 2 PM Monday, Nov. 17; "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 PM Monday, Nov. 17 and 2 PM Tuesday, Nov. 18; and "Sondheim: The Story So Far" at 7 PM Sunday, Nov. 16.