Toxic Avenger, Hair and a Jason Robert Brown Tribute on Playbill Radio May 19-26

News   Toxic Avenger, Hair and a Jason Robert Brown Tribute on Playbill Radio May 19-26
 
In addition to round-the-clock show tunes, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.
Toxic Avenger composer David Bryan
Toxic Avenger composer David Bryan Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The schedule for the week of May 19-26 follows.

Center Stage
May 19: Guest this week on Playbill Radio's Center Stage is David Bryan, one-time composer from the rock band Bon Jovi, who is all over Broadway and Off-Broadway this spring, most notably in the new musical Toxic Avenger, which just won the Outer Critics Circle Award as Outstanding New Off-Broadway musical. Based on the campy horror film of the same name, Toxic Avenger has a book by Playbill Radio's other guest, Joe DiPietro, author of Broadway's All Shook Up and the long running Off-Broadway revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. They introduce songs from Toxic Avenger's newly released cast album. Bryan also sings the show's love ballad live in our studio: "Hot Toxic Love."

Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, May 20; 11 PM Wednesday, May 20; 2 PM Thursday, May 21; 11 AM Saturday, May 23; and 4 PM Sunday, May 24.

Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts, including:
The Norman Conquests
"The Little Mermaid: From the Deep Blue Sea to the Great White Way"
Desire Under the Elms


Composer Spotlight
May 21: A tour through the career of Broadway songwriter Jason Robert Brown, whose musicals include Parade, The Last Five Years and 13. Each week's "Composer Spotlight" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, May 22; 11 PM Friday, May 22; 10 PM Sunday, May 24; and 2 PM Monday, May 25.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
May 23: Librettist and lyricist James Rado, composer Galt MacDermot and Tony-nominated actor Gavin Creel discuss the critically acclaimed revival of the 1968 classic Hair, which has just been Tony-nominated for Best Revival of a Musical. The trio also treats listeners to a performance of Creel's first-act-closing solo (once Rado's), "Where Do I Go?" at the piano with bongo accompaniment by Vince MacDermot.

Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 11 PM Monday, May 25; and 2 PM Tuesday, May 26.

This weekend's programming features The Norman Conquests at 11 AM Saturday, May 16 and 4 PM Sunday, May 17; a salute to Jeanine Tesori at 8 PM Sunday, May 17 and 2 PM Monday, May 18; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, May 16, 11 PM Monday, May 18 and 2 PM Tuesday, May 19.

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