Alessandra Mello

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Katie Brayben and Vincent Randazzo about the world-premiere of the musical A Walk on the Moon, at A.C.T’s Theater's Geary Theater through July 1.

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine of the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with actor Scott Wentworth, who stars as Goldberg in ACT’s production of The Birthday Party, a so-called ‘comedy of menace’ by Harold Pinter. The Birthday Party runs through February 4 at ACT’s Geary Theater in downtown San Francisco.

Todd Rosenberg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with conductor Alasdair Neale and composer Mason Bates, about this coming weekend’s concerts by the Marin Symphony featuring Bates’ ‘Devils Radio’, and violinist Midori playing Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto.

Kevin Berne.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Casey Lee Hurt and Ian Merrigan from the creative team of ‘The Unfortunates’, a darkly comic musical that currently plays at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater in San Francisco. Also, a conversation with Laura Ellis, Cherie Hill and Kendra Barnes, about the Black Choreographers Festival, which presents its Next Wave Choreographers Showcase this weekend at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco; and Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider shares details about his upcoming performances of the Nielsen Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony under French guest conductor Stéphane Denève.  

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now  or anytime...

Fei Cai

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has a conversation with Randy Rollison, Executive Director of Intersection for the Arts on the celebration of the 50th anniversary of his organization. Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis joins in via phone to talk about his play 'Between Riverside and Crazy', on stage at A.C.T. through September 27. And actor/singer Jeffrey Brian Adams shares details about the musical 'Dogfight', at SF Playhouse through November 7, in which he plays the lead character. Open Air's Critic At Large and regular contributor Peter Robinson shines his light on several theater productions around the Bay Area.

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Heard live on Thursday September 17 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime. 

This week, host David Latulippe has conversations with Artistic Director Kevin Fryer and lecturer Bruce Lamott about Live at Mission Blue in Brisbane, whose opening concert features the male vocal group Clerestory; Theatre Calgary Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum talks about his stint at ACT directing George Bernard Shaw’s 'Major Barbara'; and Dancemaker and Artistic director Liss Fain shares details about 'After the Light', the latest production of her company, Liss Fain Dance. Plus, Peter Robinson, our bon vivant and man about town, updates viewers on the opening of season 4 of Downton Abbey and his take on a couple of current movies: American Hustle and PhilomenaOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 9, 2014. Listen now or anytime. 

Kevin Berne

This week, host David Latulippe talks with actor and vaudevillian Geoff Hoyle about his solo-performance “Geezer” which is back at The Marsh SF; Tony Award winning director Frank Galati discusses his adaptation of the musical  “1776” currently at ACT, and acoustical consultant Josh Cushner talks about his upcoming workshop on Acoustic Wayfinding, developed together with blind architect Chris Downey, about how to improve architectural design in such a way that the visually impaired can successfully navigate buildings without exclusively relying on technology. Plus, regular contributor Peter Robinson shares his memories of poet Seamus Heany and broadcaster David Frost.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday, September 19 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.


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