The schedule for the week of June 16-23 follows.
June 16: Tony nominees Thomas Sadoski and Marin Ireland tell what it's like appearing in Reasons to Be Pretty, one of the most controversial dramas to open on Broadway this past spring. A passing comment by a man enrages his girlfriend and eventually causes the wreck of their relationship in the play by Neil LaBute that has audiences sometimes angrily shouting back at the actors as they perform. Ireland says she uses special relaxation techniques to get through the Act I argument scene eight times a week, and Sadoski says the play's climactic fight scene between two men sometimes is just as violent as it looks.
Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, June 17; 11 PM Wednesday, June 17; 2 PM Thursday, June 18; 11 AM Saturday, June 20; and 4 PM Sunday, June 21.
Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts, including:
2009 Tony Awards Special
Talking to the 2009 Tony Nominees (Part 2)
The Toxic Avenger writers David Bryan and Joe DiPietro
June 18: A tribute to eight-time Tony Award nominee Bob Merrill, whose credits include Take Me Along, Breakfast at Tiffany's and the much-loved Funny Girl. Each week's "Composer Spotlight" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, June 19; 11 PM Friday, June 19; 10 PM Sunday, June 21; and 2 PM Monday, June 22.
"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
June 20: Ten of New York's most astute theatre journalists evaluate their choices for the best and worst of the Broadway season.
Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 11 PM Monday, June 22; and 2 PM Tuesday, May 23.
This weekend's programming features 2009 Tony Awards Special at 11 AM Saturday, June 13 and 4 PM Sunday, June 14; a salute to Larry Grossman at 8 PM Sunday, June 14 and 2 PM Monday, June 15; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, June 13, 11 PM Monday, June 15 and 2 PM Tuesday, June 16.