"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
Oct. 8, 2002 - Show 29 Our special guest in the studio this week is Matthew Morrison, the 21st century's first matinee idol for his role as the hunky male in Broadway's Hairspray.You're listening to the overture from our Album of the Week, the original cast recording of the London hit Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Michael Ball stars in a stage adaptation of the film musical about a magical car, from the composers of Mary Poppins. LISTEN TO PART 1: Matthew Morrison talks about John Waters and working on Hairspray. LISTEN TO PART 2: Matthew Morrison talks about his Hairspray co-stars and the experience of being a part of a Broadway hit.
Oct. 1, 2002 - Show 28 Sure, Hairspray got the best reviews of the summer, but the second-best went to a free summer musical version of the book Sarah, Plain and Tall. The husband-wife songwriting team of Lawrence O'Keefe (he wrote Bat Boy) and Nell Dunbar Benjamin is with us in the studio today to tell us how they met, how they're dealing with success of the show, which returns to Off-Broadway this month, and to reveal their big-time next project. Also on today's show, excerpts from Mandy Patinkin's new solo album, "Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim."
Sept. 24, 2002 - Show 27 That's Rodgers and Hart's "I Wish I Were in Love Again" from our Album of the Week, Audra McDonald's new solo CD, Happy Songs, which also includes a new tune by Michael John LaChiusa. I'll be playing that. And, as our main attraction this week, I'll take you to a special open rehearsal of Broadway's new Flower Drum Song, where Lea Salonga tells about starring in this updated revival, and the cast performs some of the Rodgers and Hammerstein score. LISTEN TO:Lea Salonga talks about starring in Flower Drum Song during the press open rehearsal.
Sept. 17, 2002 - Show 26 Our special guest this week is Playbill's Louis Botto who has tackled the history of the entire 20th century on Broadway in his new book At This Theatre. He'll tell us about his brushes with the great, the memorable - and even the supernatural in Broadway's classic playhouses. We'll also play music from our Album of the Week, a solo CD of Alan Jay Lerner curiosities from singer Brent Barrett.
Sept. 10, 2002 - Show 25 The star and creators of the new musical comedy Little Ham are in the studio today to sing and play you samples from the show about gamblers in 1920s Harlem. You're listening to the overture.
Sept. 3, 2002 - Show 24 This week's show is devoted to both the past and the future of Broadway musicals. You're listening to a Playbill exclusive: music from The Fabulist, a new show about Aesop's fables that won the 2002 Richard Rodgers Development Award, and recently got a major workshop in Manhattan. Our CD of the Week is the just-released Broadway Musicals of 1940, offering gems from both the hits and interesting flops of that busy season 62 years ago.
Aug. 27, 2002 - Show 23 This is the creepy overture from Dance of the Vampires, one of the big new musicals debuting on Broadway this season. For your Labor Day listening pleasure, we're offering a preview of the exciting new sounds of the coming theatrical season.
Aug. 20, 2002 - Show 22 This is the overture from The Boys From Syracuse, getting a Broadway revival this month. We've got its star, Jonathan Dokuchitz in the studio with us to tell you how he's rediscovering this great 1939 Rodgers and Hart score for a new century. Bringing the show full circle, our Album of the Week is the cast CD from the 2001 Richard Rodgers Award-winner, The Spitfire Grill - new music from a great young theatre composer.
Aug. 13, 2002 - Show 21 You're listening to one of the songs from our Album of the Week, Hairspray, one of the few original cast albums hitting stores the same week as the show's Broadway opening. Also in the studio this week, Hal Linden, star of many stage musicals, along with TV's Barney Miller, who is back on Broadway in Cabaret.
Aug. 6, 2002 - Show 20 In honor of Midsummer Night, Radio Playbill is devoting the show to Shakespeare on Broadway. We'll play some of the greatest songs from musicals fashioned from the Bard's plays. Then, Sheridan Morley, author of more than two dozen celebrity biographies, reveals a secret side of one of the century's greatest Shakespearean actors, John Gielgud, from his new biography. Our album of the week is the CD re-release of Tony-winning musical Two Gentlemen of Verona.