Hear Caroline, Or Change Songs on "Radio Playbill" Nov. 10-22

News   Hear Caroline, Or Change Songs on "Radio Playbill" Nov. 10-22
"Radio Playbill" goes inside New York’s legendary Public Theatre Nov,. 10-22, where A Chorus Line and so many other great musicals and plays were born. The latest project to take shape there is Caroline, Or Change, and look at this lineup of talent: Jeanine Tesori of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Violet wrote the music, Pulitzer winner Tony Kushner wrote the book and lyrics, multiple Tony-winner George C.Wolfe is directing, and the stars are Tony winners too: Tonya Pinkins and Chuck Cooper. They’re all lined up to come on the air to talk with host Robert Viagas and perform some of the songs.
Tonya Pinkins as Caroline Thibodeaux and Adriane Lenox as The Moon in a scene from Caroline, of Change
Tonya Pinkins as Caroline Thibodeaux and Adriane Lenox as The Moon in a scene from Caroline, of Change Photo by Michal Daniel

"Radio Playbill," a weekly news and entertainment magazine show of theatrical interviews, features and music, is broadcast multiple times each week on Sirius Satellite Radio's A&E, Stream 137.

A new 30-minute show debuts each Monday, with rebroadcasts throughout the following two weeks. Here is the schedule (all times are Eastern): New show Monday Nov. 10 at 1 PM, Wednesday Nov. 12 at 6 PM, Friday Nov. 14 at 5 AM, Saturday Nov. 15 at 7 AM, and Sunday Nov. 16 at 4:30 PM. Rebroadcasts continue following the ensuing week’s shows: Monday Nov. 17 at 1:30 PM, Wednesday Nov. 19 at 6:30 PM, Friday Nov. 21 at 5:30 AM, Saturday Nov. 22 at 7:30 AM.

All the excitement and glamour of the American theatre scene comes across in "Radio Playbill," the first radio project from the creators of Broadway's distinctive programs, and Playbill On-Line, the home of theatre on the internet. The program reflects Playbill's unique access and knowledge of the world of Broadway, broadcasting from Sirius' midtown Manhattan studios overlooking Times Square.

Previous guests on "Radio Playbill" have included Hugh Jackman, Boy George, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, Rosie O’Donnell, Michael John LaChiusa, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Antonio Banderas, Jerry Herman, Barbara Cook, William Finn, Michael Crawford, Jason Robert Brown, Rebecca Luker, Alan Menken, Liz Callaway, Jerry Zaks, Cy Coleman, Stephen Flaherty, Sherie Rene Scott, Jeanine Tesori, Charles Strouse, Cherry Jones, Baz Luhrman, Seth Rudetsky, George C. Wolfe, Maury Yeston, Gerard Alessandrini and many more. The program has offered the first (and sometimes only) chance to hear songs from The Boy From Oz, Hairspray, Avenue Q, Taboo, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urban Cowboy, The Fabulist, Marty, Dance of the Vampires and revivals of Little Shop of Horrors, Nine and Man of La Mancha, among many more shows.

You can now listen to some of the best of these with RealPlayer in the "Radio Playbill" archives on Playbill On-Line. And don't miss Playbill's theatre news headlines, being broadcast throughout the day, seven days a week on Sirius Satellite Radio's "Broadway's Best," Stream 77. This link now takes you directly to the page that lets you listen to the music channel and the news. Click the "listen now" icon.

Host for both the news and the magazine show is Robert Viagas, founding editor of Playbill On-Line and Theatre.com, author of several books on theatre, including "On the Line: The Creation of A Chorus Line" and "The Amazing Story of The Fantasticks," and editor of Louis Botto’s updated book, "At This Theatre."

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