Sirius Satellite Radio: On Golden Pond's Leslie Uggams on "Radio Playbill"

News   Sirius Satellite Radio: On Golden Pond's Leslie Uggams on "Radio Playbill" Broadway has no shortage of great ladies this spring, but one of the most welcome is Leslie Uggams, a Tony-winner as Best Actress in a musical for Hallelujah Baby!, who is starring in a revival of the family drama On Golden Pond. She joins "Radio Playbill" host Robert Viagas April 11-24 to review her career and tell what it was like to work with Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, Comden & Green, August Wilson, and now, Darth Vader himself, James Earl Jones.

CD of the week is a new recording of Brigadoon from London. Then, test your knowledge in the weekly Playbill Quiz.

"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 April 11 at 5 PM, Wednesday April 13 at 11 PM, Friday April 15 at 5 AM, Saturday april 16 at 5 PM, and Sunday April 17 at 9 AM. Rebroadcasts continue following the ensuing week?s shows: Monday April 18 at 5:30 PM, Wednesday April 20 at 11:30 PM, Friday April 22 at 5:30 AM, Saturday April 23 at 5:30 PM, and Sunday, April 24 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 John Lithgow, Christina Applegate, Sherie Renee Scott, Alan Alda, Delta Burke, Susan Stroman, Edie Falco, Sutton Foster, Nathan Lane, Idina Menzel, Whoopi Goldberg, William Finn, Alec Baldwin, Melissa Errico, Matthew Broderick, Sheldon Harnick, Joel Grey, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Donna Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Stephen Sondheim, Chita Rivera, Marsha Mason, Rosie O?Donnell, Michael John LaChiusa, Andrew Lippa, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Antonio Banderas, Jerry Herman, Barbara Cook, Tony Kushner, Michael Crawford, Jason Robert Brown, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Luker, Alan Menken, Liz Callaway, Jerry Zaks, Julia Murney, Cy Coleman, Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, Mickey Rooney, John Barrowman, Cathy Rigby, Boy George, Jeanine Tesori, Charles Strouse, Cherry Jones, Bjorn Ulvaeus, George C. Wolfe, Maury Yeston and many more. The program has offered the first (and sometimes only) chance to hear songs from Dessa Rose, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All Shook Up, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Little Women, Wicked, Bounce, Dracula, Brooklyn, The Frogs, 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."

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