Mary Stuart and a Salute to Arlen on Playbill Radio April 28-May 4

News   Mary Stuart and a Salute to Arlen on Playbill Radio April 28-May 4 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
Mary Stuart's Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter
Mary Stuart's Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The schedule for the week of April 28-May 4 follows.

Center Stage
April 28: Two nations, two religions and two queens, but only one throne. One queen will reign, one will die, and that's the story of Mary Stuart, the Friedrich Schiller drama now on Broadway starring Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter in a production imported from a hit run in London. They, along with director Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!), sit down with Center Stage host Robert Viagas to talk about the issues in the play, and what it's like to re-create their rivalry in New York.

Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, April 29; 11 PM Wednesday, April 29; 2 PM Thursday, April 30; 11 AM Saturday, May 2; 4 PM Sunday, May 3.

Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts, including:
Joanna Gleason and John Weidman on Happiness
Recording Next to Normal
Jane Fonda and Moisés Kaufman on 33 Variations


Composer Spotlight
April 30: A tour through the career of Harold Arlen, composer of Jamaica, Life Begins at 8:40, St. Louis Woman and, of course, The Wizard of Oz.

Each week's "Composer Spotlight" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, May 1; 11 PM Friday, May 1; 10 PM Sunday, May 3; 2 PM Monday, May 4.

This weekend's programming features "The Little Mermaid: From the Deep Blue Sea to the Great White Way" at 2 PM Saturday, April 25; Joanna Gleason and John Weidman on Happiness at 11 AM Saturday, April 25 and 4 PM Sunday, April 26; part three of a tribute to Irving Berlin at 8 PM Sunday, April 26 and 2 PM Monday, April 27; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, April 25, 11 PM Monday, April 27 and 2 PM Tuesday, April 28.