Phantom and Ahrens and Flaherty Tribute on Playbill Radio Aug. 11-17

News   Phantom and Ahrens and Flaherty Tribute on Playbill Radio Aug. 11-17 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
John Cudia in The Phantom of the Opera
John Cudia in The Phantom of the Opera Photo by Joan Marcus

The schedule for the week of Aug. 11-17 follows.

Center Stage
Aug. 11: The Phantom of the Opera is here inside...the Playbill Radio Studio! John Cudia, a former Broadway Raoul, has rejoined the cast as permanent replacement for the Phantom. He tells us how he first saw the show as a high school student in the 1980s and followed a career path that took him ever closer to the Phantom's mask. Joining him in the studio is George Lee Andrews, the only actor who has stayed with the show (in various roles) for its entire 21-year run (the longest in Broadway history). They share backstage secrets for keeping the show fresh, sexy...and scary.

Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Aug. 12; 11 PM Wednesday, Aug. 12; 2 PM Thursday, Aug. 13; 11 AM Saturday, Aug. 15; 4 PM Sunday, Aug. 16.

Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts, including:
The Magic of Disney on Broadway: The Disney Dads
Burn the Floor
"The Sound of Broadway Music" writer Steven Suskin


Composer Spotlight
Aug. 13: A tour through the careers of composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, whose shows include Ragtime, Seussical, Once On This Island and Lucky Stiff.

Each week's "Composer Spotlight" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, Aug. 14; 11 PM Friday, Aug. 14; 10 PM Sunday, Aug. 16; 2 PM Monday, Aug. 17.

This weekend's programming features Danny and Sylvia at 11 AM Saturday, Aug. 8 and 4 PM Sunday, Aug. 9; and part two of a salute to Jerry Herman at 8 PM Sunday, Aug. 9 and 2 PM Monday, Aug. 10.

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