The schedule for the week of Feb. 5-11 follows.
Feb. 5: Special guest is Cheyenne Jackson, once named the sexiest man on Broadway, who was also one of the luckiest this year. He was called in to take over the male lead role in the Broadway musical Xanadu when it was in previews, and when the advance buzz was poisonous. Jackson tells host Robert Viagas what it was like to ride the roller-coaster from the lows during previews to the highs when the rave reviews started coming in.
Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Feb. 6; 11 PM Wednesday, Feb. 6; 2 PM Thursday, Feb. 7; 11 AM Saturday, Feb. 9; and 4 PM Sunday, Feb. 10.
Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts.
Feb. 6: Playbill Radio goes inside the rehearsal hall to talk with the creators and stars of the new Broadway musical Passing Strange, including its creator, Stew, who makes his Broadway debut as both composer and performer with this project. The program includes samples from the unusual original score.
Each week's "Playbill Presents" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Wednesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Thursday, Feb. 7; 11 PM Thursday, Feb. 7; 2 PM Friday, Feb. 8; 4 PM Saturday, Feb. 9; and 11 AM Sunday, Feb. 10. Edited versions of the "Playbill Presents" programs are available as podcasts.
Feb. 8: Playbill Radio takes listeners on a tour through the brief but busy career of composer Jonathan Larson, who wrote a half-dozen musical projects before his untimely death 12 years ago, and the subsequent blockbuster success of his last project, Rent. We play rare recordings from his Superbia, Boho Days, Away We Go! and tick…tick…BOOM!
Each week's "Composer Spotlight" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Friday, Feb. 8; 11 PM Friday, Feb. 8; 10 PM Sunday, Feb. 10; and 2 PM Monday, Feb. 11.