Hammerstein "Lyrics" Editor, Road Show, Berlin, Sweeney Todd on Playbill Radio Nov. 26-Dec. 2

News   Hammerstein "Lyrics" Editor, Road Show, Berlin, Sweeney Todd on Playbill Radio Nov. 26-Dec. 2 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes and Broadway news at the top of each hour, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
William Parry
William Parry

The schedule for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 2 follows.

Center Stage
Nov. 25: Special guest is Amy Asch, editor of "The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein," who talks about the wordsmith of musicals including South Pacific, Show Boat and The Sound of Music, and shares some of his never-before-published lyrics.

This week's "Center Stage" debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Nov. 26; 11 PM Wednesday, Nov. 26; 2 PM Thursday, Nov. 27; 11 AM Saturday, Nov. 29; and 4 PM Sunday, Nov. 30.

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

Playbill Presents
Nov. 26: Actor William Parry is one of composer Stephen Sondheim's favorites, having originated roles in Sunday in the Park With George, Assassins, Passion and his latest, Road Show. Parry tells Playbill Radio about this long and fruitful collaboration. This week's "Playbill Presents" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Wednesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Thursday, Nov. 27; 11 PM Thursday, Nov. 27; 2 PM Friday Nov. 28; 4 PM Saturday, Nov. 29; and 11 AM Sunday, Nov. 30.

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

Composer Spotlight
Nov. 27: Part Three 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. 28; 11 PM Friday, Nov. 28; 8 PM Sunday, Nov. 30; and 2 PM Monday, Dec. 1.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
Nov. 29: In memory of friend and colleague Clive Barnes, who died this week, here is a 2005 interview with Mr. Barnes, the preeminent critic of the theatre and dance world, in which he discusses his remarkable career writing about the world of the arts to which he was so devoted.

Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 11 PM Monday, Dec. 1; and 2 PM Tuesday, Dec. 2.

WORLD PREMIERE: "Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far"
Nov. 30, 7 PM ET: An intimate look at the creation of Sweeney Todd, featuring interviews with Len Cariou, Paul Gemignani, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone 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 Laura Benanti at 11 AM Saturday, Nov. 22 and 4 PM Sunday, Nov. 23; Shrek at 4 PM Saturday, Nov. 22 and 11 AM Sunday, Nov. 23; an Irving Berlin Tribute at 8 PM Sunday, Nov. 23 and 2 PM Monday, Nov. 24; "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, Nov. 22, 11 PM Monday, Nov. 24 and 2 PM Tuesday, Nov. 25; and "Sondheim: The Story So Far" at 7 PM Sunday, Nov. 23.