Oskar Eustis, Hunter Foster, Kurt Weill and Into the Woods Featured on Playbill Radio Dec. 30-Jan. 6

News   Oskar Eustis, Hunter Foster, Kurt Weill and Into the Woods Featured on Playbill Radio Dec. 30-Jan. 6 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes and Broadway news at the top of each hour, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
Oskar Eustis
Oskar Eustis

The schedule for the week of Dec. 30, 2008-Jan. 6, 2009, follows.

Center Stage
Dec. 30: Oskar Eustis, artistic director of New York's Public Theater, talks about his first four years in the chair once occupied by Joseph Papp. He talks about the Public's commitment to new plays, its initiative to originate more musicals, the effects of the Bernard Madoff scandal on the theatre's fundraising, and his opinion of a recent study that showed the audience for straight plays may be declining.
This week's "Center Stage" debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Dec. 31; 11 PM Wednesday, Dec. 31; 2 PM Thursday, Jan. 1; 11 AM Saturday, Jan. 3; and 4 PM Sunday, Jan. 4.

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

Playbill Presents
Dec. 31: Urinetown star Hunter Foster describes his latest project, the Off-Broadway drama Dust, and its exploration of the issues of class and money.

This week's "Playbill Presents" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Wednesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Thursday, Jan. 1; 11 PM Thursday, Jan. 1; 2 PM Friday Jan. 2; 4 PM Saturday, Jan. 3; and 11 AM Sunday, Jan. 4. Edited versions of the "Playbill Presents" programs are available as podcasts.

Composer Spotlight
Jan. 1: A tour through the varied career of composer Kurt Weill.

Each week's "Composer Spotlight" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Friday, Jan. 2; 11 PM Friday, Jan. 2; 8 PM Sunday, Jan. 4; and 2 PM Monday, Jan. 5.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
Jan. 3: An interview with Dividing The Estate playwright Horton Foote and actresses, Elizabeth Ashley and Hallie Foote.

Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 11 PM Monday, Jan. 5 and 2 PM Tuesday, Jan. 6.

WORLD PREMIERE: "Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far"
Jan. 4, 7 PM ET: An intimate look at the creation of Into the Woods, featuring interviews with cast, creatives 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 Goldrich and Heisler at 11 AM Saturday, Dec. 27 and 4 PM Sunday, Dec. 28; Billy Elliot at 4 PM Saturday, Dec. 27 and 11 AM Sunday, Dec. 28, a New Musical Songwriters Tribute at 8 PM Sunday, Dec. 28 and 2 PM Monday, Dec. 29; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, Dec. 27, 11 PM Monday, Dec. 29 and 2 PM Tuesday, Dec. 30.

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