Schumacher, La Chiusa, Esparza and Kern Tribute Featured on Playbill Radio Sept. 22-30

News   Schumacher, La Chiusa, Esparza and Kern Tribute Featured on Playbill Radio Sept. 22-30 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes and Broadway news at the top of each hour, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
Raul Esparza
Raul Esparza

The schedule for the week of Sept. 22–30 follows.

The Magic of Disney on Broadway
Sept. 22: Disney Theatricals head Tom Schumacher discusses his book "How Does the Show Go On?" and Disney's future plans for Broadway and beyond.

"The Magic of Disney on Broadway" debuts at 7 PM ET Monday, Sept. 22 with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 3 PM Tuesday, Sept. 23; 10 PM Friday, Sept. 26; 2 PM Saturday, Sept. 27.

Center Stage
Sept. 23: Special guest is composer Michael John LaChiusa, composer of Hello Again, The Wild Party and Marie Christine. He talks about writing for women, the state of musical theatre, his upcoming projects Giant and A Star Is Born, and walks us through the newly released cast album of his Little Fish.

This week's "Center Stage" debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Sept. 24; 11 PM Wednesday, Sept. 24; 2 PM Thursday, Sept. 25; 11 AM Saturday, Sept. 27; and 4 PM Sunday, Sept. 28. Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts.

Playbill Presents
Sept. 24: Multiple Tony nominee Raúl Esparza and "Mad Men" co-star Elisabeth Moss talk to host Robert Viagas about Speed-the-Plow on Broadway.

This week's "Playbill Presents" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Wednesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Thursday, Sept. 25; 11 PM Thursday, Sept. 25; 2 PM Friday Sept. 26; 4 PM Saturday, Sept. 27; and 11 AM Sunday, Sept. 28.

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

Composer Spotlight
Sept. 25: A tour through the career of seminal Broadway songwriter Jerome Kern, whose musicals include Sally, Sunny, The Cat and the Fiddle and, of course, Show Boat.

Each week's "Composer Spotlight" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Friday, Sept. 26; 11 PM Friday, Sept. 26; 8 PM Sunday, Sept. 28; and 2 PM Monday, Sept. 29.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
Sept. 27: A discussion of the life and work of playwright George Bernard Shaw with critic Eric Bentley and actor Philip Bosco.

Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 11 PM Monday, Sept. 29; and 2 PM Tuesday, Sept. 30.

This weekend's programming features Martin Charnin at 11 AM Saturday, Sept. 20 and 4 PM Sunday, Sept. 21; NYMF Preview at 4 PM Saturday, Sept. 20 and 11 AM Sunday, Sept. 21; a Jones & Schmidt Tribute at 8 PM Sunday, Sept. 21 and 2 PM Monday, Sept. 22; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 PM Monday, Sept. 22 and 2 PM Tuesday, Sept. 23.