The schedule for the week of June 2-9 follows.
June 2: The Tony Awards broadcast is coming up on June 7, and Playbill Radio spent an afternoon shortly after the nominations were announced talking to some of the lucky recipients about their shows, their reactions, their hopes and their Broadway dreams. In part two of our "Cavalcade of Tony Nominees," we talk to [title of show] librettist (and co-star) Hunter Bell; Hair director Diane Paulus; actor Marc Kudish, who insists he is not the villain of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5; director Michael Greif of Rent and this year's Next to Normal; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, who tells what it was like to adapt the animated film "Shrek" as a musical; and award-winning actor Jeff Daniels of God of Carnage — all of whom had some surprising and interesting things to say about their chance at Tony glory.
Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, June 3; 11 PM Wednesday, June 3; 2 PM Thursday, June 4; 11 AM Saturday, June 6; and 4 PM Sunday, June 7.
Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts, including:
Talking to the 2009 Tony Nominees (Part 1)
"The Little Mermaid: From the Deep Blue Sea to the Great White Way"
June 4: A tour through the career of the songwriting team of Rodgers and Hart, who gave us "Babes in Arms," "Blue Moon," "Spring Is Here" and dozens of other standards. Part two. Each week's "Composer Spotlight" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, June 5; 11 PM Friday, June 5; 10 PM Sunday, June 7; and 2 PM Monday, June 8.
"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
June 6: Theater reporters Jesse Green of New York Magazine, Michael Musto of The Village Voice and MSNBC and Patrick Pacheco of The L.A. Times discuss who will win the Tony Awards and why.
The "Theater Talk" Tony Awards special will air at 7 PM (ET) Saturday.
June 8: Acclaimed British director, Stephen Daldry, on his Broadway musical hit, Billy Elliot.
This week's second "Theater Talk" debuts at 11 PM (ET) Monday, with a repeat scheduled for 2 PM (ET) Tuesday, June 9.
This weekend's programming features Faith Prince at 2 PM Saturday, May 30; Talking to the 2009 Tony Nominees (Part 1) at 11 AM Saturday, May 30 and 4 PM Sunday, May 31; part one of a salute to Rodgers & Hart at 8 PM Sunday, May 31 and 2 PM Monday, June 1; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, May 30, 11 PM Monday, June 1 and 2 PM Tuesday, June 2.