South Pacific and Schwartz Tribute on Playbill Radio Sept. 1-7

News   South Pacific and Schwartz Tribute on Playbill Radio Sept. 1-7 In addition to round-the-clock show tunes, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.

Alice Hammerstein and Bartlett Sher
Alice Hammerstein and Bartlett Sher

The schedule for the week of Sept. 1-7 follows.

Center Stage
Sept. 1: The hit 2008 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical South Pacific is about to play its 600th performance, and the creators of that production have now readied a second company that's headed out on a year-long national tour that will take it to 28 U.S. cities large and small. Captain of the ship is again Tony-winning director Barlett Sher, who has adapted his stage from the thrust stage at Lincoln Center to the traditional proscenium stages used throughout the country. Playbill Radio spoke to him and with leading lady Carmen Cusack on their plans for the tour. And, as a special treat, Playbill Radio also chatted with Mary Rodgers and Alice Hammerstein, daughters of the show's songwriting team. The ladies were closely involved with getting this production on the stage. That's right: just for the Playbill Radio audience, we've got Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Sept. 2; 11 PM Wednesday, Sept. 2; 2 PM Thursday, Sept. 3; 11 AM Saturday, Sept. 5; and 4 PM Sunday, Sept. 6.

Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts, including:
The New York International Fringe Festival
The Phantom of the Opera stars George Lee Andrews and John Cudia
Danny and Sylvia stars Brian Childers and Kimberly Faye Greenberg

Composer Spotlight
Sept. 3: A tour through the career of Wicked's Stephen Schwartz, who also brought us Godspell, Pippin and The Magic Show. Each week's "Composer Spotlight" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, Sept. 4; 11 PM Friday, Sept. 4; 10 PM Sunday, Sept. 6; 2 PM Monday, Sept. 7.

This weekend's programming features The Marvelous Wonderettes at 11 AM Saturday, Aug. 29 and 4 PM Sunday, Aug. 30; and a salute to Frank Loesser at 8 PM Sunday, Aug. 30 and 2 PM Monday, Aug. 31.

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