"Carols for a Cure," Little Mermaid Cast and Les Miz Composers Featured on Playbill Radio


By Robert Viagas
Playbill
27 Nov 2007

Sierra Boggess in The Little Mermaid.
photo by Per Breiehagen
"Carols for a Cure," Little Mermaid Cast and Les Miz Composers Featured on Playbill RadioIn 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 Nov. 27-Dec. 3 follows.
Center Stage
Nov. 27. Special guest is Lynn Pinto, producer of the annual "Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure" CD. Theatre fans may not be able to hear the casts of their favorite Broadway shows perform at strikebound theatres, but they can be heard singing holiday songs – old and new – on the annual collection that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Pinto tells the backstage stories behind a half dozen of the songs and tells how the annual institution got its start.

Each week's new "Center Stage" show debuts at 7 PM ET Tuesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Wednesday, Nov. 28; 11 PM Wednesday, Nov. 28; 2 PM Thursday, Nov. 29; 11 AM Saturday, Dec. 1; and 4 PM Sunday, Dec. 2. Edited versions of the "Center Stage" programs are available as podcasts.

Playbill Presents
Nov. 28: Playbill Radio takes its microphones inside the rehearsal studio for Disney's latest musical, a stage adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Listeners will hear what leading lady Sierra Boggess did the morning she learned she had won the part, how co-star Sherie Renee Scott manages to get into her elaborate costume as Ursula the Sea Witch, and how Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken opened up the score for Broadway – and his plans for his next two Broadway musicals.

Each week's "Playbill Presents" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Wednesday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Thursday, Nov. 29; 11 PM Thursday, Nov. 29; 2 PM Friday, Nov. 30; 4 PM Saturday, Dec. 1; and 11 AM Sunday, Dec. 2.

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

Composer Spotlight
Nov. 29: Playbill Radio takes a tour through the careers of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, songwriters for Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen. Each week's "Composer Spotlight" show debuts at 7 PM (ET) Thursday, with repeats scheduled for (all times ET) 2 AM Friday, Nov. 30; 11 PM Friday, Nov. 30; 10 PM Sunday, Dec. 2; and 2 PM Monday, Dec. 3.
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