Seeley, Laurents, Kern Tribute and Boys in the Band on Playbill Radio June 22-30

News   Seeley, Laurents, Kern Tribute and Boys in the Band on Playbill Radio June 22-30 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
Drew Seeley
Drew Seeley

The schedule for the week of June 22-30 follows.

The Magic of Disney on Broadway
June 22: Drew Seeley, an actor, singer and Emmy-nominated composer of songs for the blockbuster cable-TV hit "High School Musical," has added a new title to his list: Prince! This month he stepped into the role of Prince Eric in the Disney Broadway musical The Little Mermaid, now in its second year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. He tells Playbill Radio host Robert Viagas what it takes to be a Disney Prince, why Disney's Princes deserve the same attention as Disney Princesses.

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

Center Stage
June 23: Arthur Laurents, the 91-year-old librettist of Broadway classics West Side Story and Gypsy and director of the last two revivals of those shows, comes into the Playbill Radio studio for a far-ranging two-part interview with host Robert Viagas in which he airs his opinions on sex, drugs, death, Patti LuPone, gays in theatre, his own 52-year relationship, foul language in the theatre, a highly-critical recent New York magazine profile; collaborators Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins; plus the forthcoming revival of La Cage aux Folles (which he will not direct). His new memoir, "Mainly on Directing," focuses on his work on the 2008 revival of Gypsy and the current revival of West Side Story, which was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Revival of a Musical. Part one of two parts.

Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, June 24; 11 PM Wednesday, June 24; 2 PM Thursday, June 25; 11 AM Saturday, June 27; 4 PM Sunday, June 28. Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts, including:
Reasons To Be Pretty stars Marin Ireland and Thomas Sadoski
2009 Tony Awards Special
Talking to the 2009 Tony Nominees (Part 2)


Composer Spotlight
June 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" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, June 26; 11 PM Friday, June 26; 10 PM Sunday, June 28; 2 PM Monday, June 29.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
June 27: Playwright Mart Crowley, actor Laurence Luckinbill and Michael Musto of The Village Voice discuss the inspiration behind and the influence of The Boys in the Band, Crowley's landmark 1967 drama on the LGBT rights movement of today.

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

This weekend's programming features Marin Ireland and Thomas Sadoski at 11 AM Saturday, June 20 and 4 PM Sunday, June 21; a salute to Bob Merrill at 8 PM Sunday, June 21 and 2 PM Monday, June 22; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, June 20, 11 PM Monday, June 22 and 2 PM Tuesday, June 23.

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