Schwartz Biographer, Backstage at Equus and a Lerner-Loewe Tribute on Playbill Radio Oct. 28-Nov. 4

By Jil Simon
October 24, 2008

In addition to round-the-clock show tunes and Broadway news at the top of each hour, Playbill Radio offers the following special programming.

The schedule for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 4 follows.

Center Stage
Oct. 28: Special guest is Carol de Giere, author of "Defying Gravity," a new biography of Godspell and Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz. She traces Schwartz' life from his childhood on Long Island through his amazing early successes, his mid-career challenges that almost made him leave the business, and his triumphant return to Broadway in recent years. She also tells how the book transformed her own life.

This week's "Center Stage" debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Oct. 29; 11 PM Wednesday, Oct. 29; 2 PM Thursday, Oct. 30; 11 AM Saturday, Nov. 1; and 4 PM Sunday, Nov. 2.

Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts.

Playbill Presents
Oct. 29: Playbill Radio takes its microphone backstage at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre to talk with T. Ryder Smith and Anna Camp, who share the stage each night with Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths in the hit revival of Equus. Camp tells what it's like to share the famous nude scene with Radcliffe, and Smith describes what it's like dealing with the nightly crowd of "Harry Potter" fans.

This week's "Playbill Presents" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Wednesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Thursday, Oct. 30; 11 PM Thursday, Oct. 30; 2 PM Friday Oct. 31; 4 PM Saturday, Nov. 1; and 11 AM Sunday, Nov. 2.

Edited versions of the "Playbill Presents" programs are available as podcasts.

Composer Spotlight
Oct. 30: A tour through the career of Broadway songwriters Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe whose hits include My Fair Lady, Camelot and Brigadoon.

Each week's "Composer Spotlight" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Friday, Oct. 31; 11 PM Friday, Oct. 31; 8 PM Sunday, Nov. 2; and 2 PM Monday, Nov. 3.

"Theater Talk" on Playbill Radio
Nov. 1: An interview with Estelle Parsons, the new star of Broadway's hit play August: Osage County.

Each week's "Theater Talk" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Saturday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 11 PM Monday, Nov. 3; and 2 PM Tuesday, Nov. 4.

This weekend's programming features Gypsy Cast Album at 11 AM Saturday, Oct. 25 and 4 PM Sunday, Oct. 26; Keith Carradine at 4 PM Saturday, Oct. 25 and 11 AM Sunday, Oct. 26; a One-Hit Wonder Tribute at 8 PM Sunday, Oct. 26 and 2 PM Monday, Oct. 27; and "Theater Talk" at 7 PM Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 PM Monday, Oct. 27 and 2 PM Tuesday, Oct. 28.