"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.
Robert Viagas hosts the show, aided by engineers Todd Stack and Ray Romano, and announcer Simona Berman.
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Past "Radio Playbill" Shows
April 26, 2004 - Show 110
Tony nominations will be announced Monday morning May 8, and today's show is going to give you a little bit of an idea of what to expect, while playing some of the best songs from the new musicals and revivals of the year. CD of the week is the original cast album of one of last year's Tony nominees.
April 19, 2004 - Show 109
One of the biggest heartbreakers of the past season was the out-of-town closing of Bounce, Stephen Sondheim's first complete new musical in ten years. Luckily for us, Sondheim's score was captured by Nonesuch Records in a cast album, and I'm got an advance copy right here in my sweaty little hands. I'm devoting the entire show to playing great highlights for you.
April 12, 2004 - Show 108
One of the major Broadway openings of the spring is Bombay Dreams, a new musical set in India -- and produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It seemed intriguing, so I took my microphone into the rehearsal hall to fine out exactly what kind of adventure they have in store for musical theatre fans. I'll play songs from Bombay Dreams, and from my CD of the Week, the original cast album of the musical The Thing About Men.
April 5, 2004 - Show 107
I recently caught up with composer Bjorn Ulvaeus, who was in New York to help celebrate the 1000th performance of his international phenomenon, Mamma Mia! He's here today to talk about his latest show, Kristina, which he's preparing for Broadway, and a new touring version of his musical Chess. I'll play songs from Kristina, and from my CD of the Week, Rebecca Luker's new solo album, Leaving Home.
March 22, 2004 - Show 105
I've got two real treats this week. First, selections from the eagerly-awaited cast album of Broadway's new Wonderful Town revival. And yes, I will play "Conga!" Also: When David Auburn was still still in his 20s' he won the Pulitzer Prize for Proof, which is on its way to being made into a movie, with Gwyneth Paltrow. He's here with me today to reveal details from his new play, about a timely and deadly subject.
March 15, 2004 - Show 104
Most people know Alec Baldwin as the Oscar-nominated film star of The Cooler, or as an outspoken critic of President George W. Bush. However, Baldwin's also had a Broadway career, starring in Serious Money and revivals of Loot and Streetcar Named Desire. "Radio Playbill" visited him and his co-stars at the rehearsal hall for his latest Broadway project, a revival of Hecht and MacArthur's classic farce, Twentieth Century, and I'll take you there in just a few minutes. My CD of the week is the original cast album of Golf: The Musical.
March 8, 2004 - Show 103
They made fun of the singing nuns in the original The Sound of Music, but don't tell that to Dan Goggin, the composer who's made a fortune with the musical Nunsense and its now six sequels, including Country-Western Nunsense Jamboree, the Christmas-themed Nuncrackers, and even an all-male version, called Nunsense, A-MEN. But the original Nunsense with real women, including Kaye Ballard and Darlene Love, is now on national tour, and I've got Goggin, Ballard and Love in the studio with me today. Album of the week is the original cast album of an odd little musical called Das Barbecu.
March 1, 2004 - Show 102
No pair of stage performers in the last decade has generated the buzz or boxoffice of Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in The Producers. Both appeared recently in a forum sponsored by The New York Times, which the paper's John Darnton invited me to broadcast. They talk about what it's like to be back in the show and about plans to make a movie of the show. Lane also tells what it's like to work -- as both star and librettist -- with Stephen Sondheim on his next Broadway musical.
Feb 23, 2004 - Show 101
The African-American worlds of gullah and hip-hop collide in the new Broadway drama The Drowning Crow, based on Chekhov's show-folk drama The Seagull. We have on the show playwright Regina Taylor, actress Alfre Woodard, rapper Anthony Mackie and director Marion McClinton.