"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
Sept. 29, 2003 - Show 80
This week I'm taking
you inside the rehearsal room where Hugh Jackman is cooking up the Broadway premiere
of the musical The Boy From Oz. We'll talk to him, to the creative team, and to his
co-stars, including the actress who has the job of playing Allen's onetime wife, Liza
Minelli. LISTEN TO PART 1: Martin Sherman talks about writing the libretto for The Boy From Oz and about the music of Peter Allen. Beth Fowler, Stephanie J. Block and Michael Mulheren talk about their roles in The Boy From Oz, and about Peter Allen and his music. LISTEN TO PART 2: Joey McKneely talks about choreographing The Boy From Oz. Hugh Jackman talks about Peter Allen and about playing him.
Sept. 22, 2003 - Show 79
Eliza Jane Schneider, who supplies voices for the female characters on the potty-mouthed
Comedy Central show "South Park," won a NY Fringe Festival Award for her solo show,
Freedom of Speech, about her journey across America. She tells us, in many different
voices, what a long strange trip it was.
Sept. 15, 2003 - Show 78
This week I'm taking you inside the rehearsal room where Broadway wizard Jerry Zaks is
cooking up the revival of Little Shop of Horrors. We'll talk to him, to composer Alan
Menken and to the stars who are making this unlikely little plant grow on Broadway. LISTEN TO PART 1: Director Jerry Zaks and composer Alan Menken talk about the revival of Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway and Menken's future projects. LISTEN TO PART 2: Sarah Gillespie and Bill Lauch, the late Howard Ashman's sister and companion, respectively, talk about the lyricist/librettist and Little Shop
Sept. 8, 2003 - Show 77
That song is "Love Is a Question Mark" from our CD of the Week, the London cast
album of Taboo. This week's show may resolve some of your question marks as well,
about the upcoming Broadway season. This week's guest is Robert Simonson, editor of
Playbill On-Line, and a playwright himself, who will help me preview the year in dramas,
comedies, and planned revivals thereof.
Sept. 1, 2003 - Show 76
Put your hands together for Broadway's new season of plays, musicals and revivals.
Broadway wit Seth Rudetsky of Seth Broadway Chatterbox is here with me to help
preview the year in musicals. Seth plays in the B'way pit orchestras and he's the guy
who helps prep actors for their big auditions, so he knows what's going on behind the
scenes, and he's here to tell you.
Aug. 25, 2003 - Show 75
Two women playwright/actors impersonate Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in new comedy,
Matt & Ben. CD of the week is re-release of Stritch/Coward Sail Away.
Aug. 18, 2003 - Show 74
My guest is Angelica Torn, daughter of Geraldine Paige and Rip Torn, stars as tragic poet
Sylvia Plath in the new drama. Edge. CD of the week is the revival cast album of Gypsy with
Aug. 11, 2003 - Show 73
In the second part of my interview with two-time Tony-winning composer William Finn,
he'll talk about the traumatic death of his mom, a movie of Falsettos, and the new stage
musical he's working on.
Aug. 4, 2003 - Show 72
With me today is William Finn, Tony-winning composer of Falsettos, along with A New
Brain, Infinite Joy and last year's Elegies, which was just released on CD.
July 28, 2003 - Show 71
This week's guest is Lyle Kanouse, one of the stars of Broadway's Big River, who'll
explain what's unique about this revival, and play music from the show, a Radio Playbill
exclusive. Our CD of the Week is the original cast album of Michel Legrand's
Tony-nominated musical, Amour. LISTEN TO PART 1: Lyle Kanouse talks about the revival of Big River and singing in sign language. LISTEN TO PART 2: Lyle Kanouse talks about the highlights of the "Big River" revival and some reactions.
Sex Tips for Straight
Women from a Gay Man
The Snow Geese
Handle With Care
Little Miss Sunshine
Peter and the Starcatcher
The Glass Menagerie
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A Gentleman's Guide...
A Night with Janis Joplin
Rock of Ages
The Phantom of the Opera
The Snow Geese
Waiting for Godot