The schedule for the week of Aug. 25-31 follows. Center Stage
Aug. 25: Close-harmony girl groups of the 1950s and early 1960s were the inspiration for the Off-Broadway musical The Marvelous Wonderettes, which is about to celebrate its first anniversary at the Westside Theatre. The entire current four-member cast (Kirsten Bracken, Misty Cotton, Christina DeCicco and Lindsay Mendez) is in the Playbill Radio studio this week, to explain what's really going on in the show, to recall their own prom nights, and to do live-in theatre performances of three classic songs from the show.
Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Aug. 26; 11 PM Wednesday, Aug. 26; 2 PM Thursday, Aug. 27; 11 AM Saturday, Aug. 29; 4 PM Sunday, Aug. 30.
Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts, including:
The Phantom of the Opera stars George Lee Andrews and John Cudia
Danny and Sylvia stars Brian Childers and Kimberly Faye Greenberg
The Magic of Disney on Broadway: The Disney Dads
Aug. 27: A tour through the career of songwriter Frank Loesser, composer of Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Each week's "Composer Spotlight" debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for: (all times are ET) 2 AM Friday, Aug. 28; 11 PM Friday, Aug. 28; 10 PM Sunday, Aug. 30; 2 PM Monday, Aug. 31.
This weekend's programming features The New York International Fringe Festival at 11 AM Saturday, Aug. 22 and 4 PM Sunday, Aug. 23; and a salute to William Finn at 8 PM Sunday, Aug. 23 and 2 PM Monday, Aug. 24.