"Radio Playbill," a news and entertainment magazine show of theatrical interviews, features and music, is broadcast multiple times each week on Sirius Satellite Radio's Our Time, Stream 131.
A new 30-minute show debuts each Monday, with rebroadcasts throughout the following two weeks. Here is the schedule (all times are Eastern): New show Monday Jan. 10 at 5 PM, Wednesday Jan. 12 at 11 PM, Friday Jan. 14 at 5 AM, Saturday Jan. 15 at 5 PM, and Sunday Jan. 16 at 9 AM. Rebroadcasts continue following the ensuing week?s shows: Monday Jan. 17 at 5:30 PM, Wednesday Jan. 19 at 11:30 PM, Friday Jan. 21 at 5:30 AM, Saturday Jan. 22 at 5:30 PM, and Sunday, Jan. 23 at 9:30 AM.
All the excitement and glamour of the American theatre scene comes across in "Radio Playbill," the first radio project from the creators of Broadway's distinctive programs, and Playbill On-Line, the home of theatre on the internet. The program reflects Playbill's unique access and knowledge of the world of Broadway, broadcasting from Sirius' midtown Manhattan studios overlooking Times Square.
Previous guests on "Radio Playbill" have included Susan Stroman, Edie Falco, Sutton Foster, Nathan Lane, Idina Menzel, Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin, Melissa Errico, Matthew Broderick, Sheldon Harnick, Joel Grey, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Donna Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Stephen Sondheim, Chita Rivera, Rosie O?Donnell, Michael John LaChiusa, Andrew Lippa, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Antonio Banderas, Jerry Herman, Barbara Cook, Tony Kushner, William Finn, Michael Crawford, Jason Robert Brown, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Luker, Alan Menken, Liz Callaway, Jerry Zaks, Julia Murney, Cy Coleman, Stephen Flaherty, Mickey Rooney, John Barrowman, Cathy Rigby, Boy George, Jeanine Tesori, Charles Strouse, Cherry Jones, Bjorn UlvaeusGeorge C. Wolfe, Maury Yeston, Sherie Rene Scott, and many more.
The program has offered the first (and sometimes only) chance to hear songs from Little Women, Wicked, Bounce, Dracula, Brooklyn, Lone Star Love, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Avenue Q, Caroline Or Change, Bombay Dreams, The Little Princess, The Boy From Oz, Hairspray, Taboo, Urban Cowboy, The Fabulist, Marty, Dance of the Vampires and revivals of Assassins, Wonderful Town, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, Nine and Man of La Mancha, among many more shows. You can now listen to some of the best of these with RealPlayer in the "Radio Playbill" archives on Playbill On-Line.
Host for the magazine show is Robert Viagas, founding editor of Playbill On-Line and Theatre.com, author of several books on theatre, including "The Back Stage Insider?s Guide to Broadway," "On the Line: The Creation of A Chorus Line" and "The Amazing Story of The Fantasticks," and editor of Louis Botto?s updated book, "At This Theatre."
Elsewhere on Sirius This Month
Through Jan. 3 -- ALL SHOOK UP Weekend Sweepstakes (Sirius Gold 5, Elvis Radio 13, Broadway?s Best / 77) Enter to win a trip to see the pre-Broadway world premiere of the musical comedy, All Shook Up. Grand prize includes: roundtrip coach airfare for two to Chicago, tickets to the show, two nights hotel, dinner for two at 312 Chicago and tickets to the post-premiere party with the cast. Contest closes at 5 p.m. ET 1/3/05. Winner and guest must be 18 to enter and be able to travel January 15-17, 2005. Go to the Elvis Radio, Broadway's Best or Sirius Gold page for more details and entry form.
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