9:46am

Wed December 14, 2011
KALW Performing Arts Special

Noel Coward Birthday Special on Open Air, Thursday 12/22 at 1pm

For this year's thirtieth annual Noel Coward Birthday Special, host Alan Farley offers a retrospective of past celebrations.  Highlights include: Graham Payn on how he first met Coward, and how Noel wrote “Matelot” for him him; Elaine Stritch on how Coward discovered her and starred her in “Sail Away” on Broadway and in London; David Attenborough on visiting the set of “In Which We Serve,” in which his brother Richard played a leading role; and playwright Neil Simon on how Coward was instrumental in his career.  Thursday at 1pm.