Sirius Satellite Radio: Harnick and Fiddler Cast Album on "Radio Playbill" July 5-18

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A revival of Fiddler on the Roof with an Italian playing Tevye. Sounds crazy, no? But the show and its star were nominated for Tony Awards, and the polished new cast album recently arrived in stores. Lyricist Sheldon Harnick guests on the July 5-18 "Radio Playbill" show to play it, discuss its nuances with host Robert Viagas, and tell backstage stories.

During the 1960s Harnick and partner Jerry Bock wrote hit after hit: Fiorello, Fiddler, The Apple Tree, The Rothschilds. But after 1970 they split up. Thirty-three years later they collaborated on a new song for this production of Fiddler, and Viagas be asking them a question everyone wants to know – how did it go?

Then, test your knowledge in the weekly Playbill Quiz.

. "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.

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 July 5 at 5 PM, Wednesday July 7 at 11 PM, Friday July 9 at 5 AM, Saturday July 10 at 5 PM, and Sunday July 11 at 9 AM. Rebroadcasts continue following the ensuing week’s shows: Monday July 12 at 5:30 PM, Wednesday July 14 at 11:30 PM, Friday July 16 at 5:30 AM, Saturday July 17 at 5:30 PM, and Sunday, July 18 at 9:30 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, Nathan Lane, Stephen Sondheim, Idina Menzel, Donna Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Anne Heche, Matthew Broderick, Tonya Pinkins, Boy George, Joel Grey, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, Rosie O’Donnell, Michael John LaChiusa, Andrew Lippa, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Antonio Banderas, Jerry Herman, Barbara Cook, Tony Kushner, William Finn, Michael Crawford, Jason Robert Brown, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Luker, Alan Menken, Liz Callaway, Jerry Zaks, Julia Murney, Cy Coleman, Stephen Flaherty, David Auburn, Jeanine Tesori, Charles Strouse, Cherry Jones, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Baz Luhrman, George C. Wolfe, Maury Yeston, Sherie Rene Scott, and many more.

The program has offered the first (and sometimes only) chance to hear songs from Wicked, Bounce, Avenue Q, Caroline Or Change, Bombay Dreams, The Little Princess, The Boy From Oz, Hairspray, Taboo, Urban Cowboy, The Fabulist, Marty, Dance of the Vampires and revivals of Wonderful Town, Fiddler on the Roof, 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.

Host for the magazine show is Robert Viagas, founding editor of Playbill On-Line and, 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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