The schedule for the week of March 10-17 follows.
March 10: God of Carnage: The title makes it sound like a sort of classical war drama. It's actually a new play by Yasmina Reza (Art) that premiered in London and it's set very much in the present. However, there is not doubt that it builds into a battle royal between two sets of parents set off by a schoolyard incident between their respective children. Reza has written what she describes as "a comedy of manners...without the manners." The Broadway production brings to the stage several actors best known for TV and film work, notably James Gandolfini, star of the long-running "The Sopranos," Jeff Daniels of "The Purple Rose of Cairo," "Pleasantville" and other projects, Oscar-winner Marica Gay Harden and Hope Davis. Playbill Radio visits all four of them at their rehearsal hall in Times Square to find out what there was about this play to make them want to do it eight times a week.
Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, March 11; 11 PM Wednesday, March 11; 2 PM Thursday, March 12; 11 AM Saturday, March 14; 4 PM Sunday, March 15.
Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts.
March 12: Playbill Radio plays the first part of a tour through the career of Stephen Sondheim, featuring both familiar and rare songs from the composer of Company, Follies and Sweeney Todd. Each week's "Composer Spotlight" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, March 13; 11 PM Friday, March 13; 10 PM Sunday, March 15; 2 PM Monday, March 16.
"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
March 14: In memory of the late Horton Foote, Playbill Radio rebroadcasts the "Theater Talk" interview with the playwright, his daughter Hallie Foote and Elizabeth Ashley on Foote's play, Dividing The Estate.
Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 11 PM Monday, March 16; 2 PM Tuesday, March 17.
This weekend's programming features Hair at 11 AM Saturday, March 7 and 4 PM Sunday, March 8; a tribute to Frank Loesser at 8 PM Sunday, March 8 and 2 PM Monday, March 9; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, March 7, 11 PM Monday, March 9 and 2 PM Tuesday, March 10.