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Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm

KALW’s weekly magazine of the performing arts in the Bay Area, featuring live interviews with musicians, choreographers, and actors, with occasional in-studio performances and ticket giveaways.  Produced by Niels Swinkels.

(For segment/guest suggestions, email david@kalw.org.)

 

Evan Zimmerman, Murphymade

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actress Joy Franz (pictured, with Victoria Bingham as Little Anastasia), who plays the Dowager Empress in the touring production of Anastasia, the musical, which runs through September 29 at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. 

Alastair Muir/Glyndebourne Productions Ltd.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with conductor Lawrence Renes (pic 2) and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn (pic 3), from the San Francisco Opera production of Benjamin Britten’s provocative and challenging opera Billy Budd

Eileen Fisher

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with English theatre artist Tina Taylor in her capacity as artistic director of Theatre Lunatico, about the company’s production of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy, Titus Andronicus, which opens on August 30. 

Mark & Tracy Photography

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Caitlin McGinty and Dan Demers, both part of the production of the hilarious maritime musical Anything Goes, at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City (Aug 30 - Sept 15). 

Kristen Loken

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Greg Eldridge, apprentice stage director at the 2019 Merola Opera Program, which concludes its summer festival with the Merola Grand FinaleThis concert features the 29 young artists (pictured) who are part of the program and who have been selected from more than 800 international applicants. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Baker Peeples, resident music director of the Lamplighters Musical Theatre, about current performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, in venues around the Bay Area. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with West Edge Opera’s general director Mark Streshinsky, about the company’s 2019 Summer Festival, which runs from August 3 - 18 at the Bridge Yard (pictured), a newly renovated industrial facility in Oakland, where the Bay Bridge meets the waterfront.

Alessandra Mello

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Kevin Vance talks with actor Francis Jue (pictured) and Executive Director Phil Santora about the new production of the quirky comedy The Language Archive, which opens the 50th Anniversary season at Tony Award-winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Alex Irvin

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Leah Garchik talks with cellist David Finckel,  founding artistic director of the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute (pictured, with pianist and M@M co-founder Wu Han). Now in its 17th season, the festival presents more than fifty concerts, master classes and other events, on three stages in Atherton and Menlo Park, through August 3. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, we welcome as new guest host, the recently-retired and beloved San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik (pictured, right, with David Latulippe). She will be talking to Adrian Roberts and Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (pic 2), who are the lead actors of the African American Shakespeare Company’s updated, modern-verse version of Macbeth

Margo Moritz

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cellist Tanya Tomkins and fortepianist Eric Zivian (pictured), artistic directors of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival,which opens on July 14 and runs through the 28that the Hanna Center Auditorium in Sonoma.  

DC Scarpelli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Michael Patrick Gaffney (pictured) about his original one-man show, The Oldest Living Cater Waiter, which runs through July 9 at the Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St.) in San Francisco.

Carol Rosegg

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Lyndie Moe (pictured) and Xavier McKinnon, who play Maureen and Bennie in the 20th anniversary tour of the musical Rent, in town for only two weeks, at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (through June 23). 

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Stephen Stocking (pictured, center), who plays the role of Gavrilo in the comic drama Archduke, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, currently at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Sarah Cahill talks with actors Rona Figueroa and David Breitbarth (pictured), cast members of A.C.T.’s new production of Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist satire Rhinoceros, currently at the Geary Theater (415 Geary St.) in San Francisco.  

Joan Marcus

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area native Suzanne Grodner (pictured), who is part of the touring production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, currently at the Golden Gate Theatre (through June 9). 

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, guest host Kevin Vance talks to AeJay Mitchell, director and choreographer of the Theater Rhino production of the musical Sister Actwhich runs through June 1 at the Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St.) in San Francisco. 

Paul Keitz

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area actress, musical theater artist and comedienne Maureen McVerry (above), to discuss her new solo cabaret show, #VERRY McVERRY 2019. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area theater artist Lauren English, who directs the ‘unromantic romantic comedy’ Significant Other, which runs at San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post St.) through June 15. 

Corty Fengler

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with composer Mason Bates (pictured, left) and with choral conductor Ragnar Bohlin (right), about the new cd by Bohlin’s ensemble Cappella SF, titled Mass Transmission - Choral Works by Mason Bates.

In Studio: Willy Wonka & Grandpa Joe

Apr 25, 2019
Joan Marcus

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors Noah Weisberg and James Young. 

In Studio: Conductor Simone Young

Apr 17, 2019
Monika Rittershaus

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Australian conductor Simone Young (above) who makes her debut at the San Francisco Symphony, conducting Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov

Christopher Ash

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Canadian piano virtuoso Hershey Felder (above, in character) who is currently at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley with his new program A Paris Love Story, in which he captures the life and music of impressionist composer Claude Debussy, and shares his own deeply personal connection to the City of Light and Debussy's music. 

Open Air: Playwright Mfoniso Udofia & SFFILM

Apr 3, 2019

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with playwright Mfoniso Udofia (above), about the world premiere of her play In Old Age at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco’s Fort Mason. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Susi Damilano, producing director from San Francisco Playhouse, about her leading role in the comedy Yoga Play by playwright Dipika Guha

Joan Marcus

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with actor Nick Blaemire (above, right) about his role in the national touring production of the musical Falsettos, which opened this week and runs through April 14 at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (1 Taylor St.) in San Francisco.  

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Host David Latulippe talks with Tony Award winning  actor and San Francisco native BD Wong (above), who plays the lead in the A.C.T production of The Great Leap, by award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee. 

Madeline Matuska in Nevertheless (center). Photo by Robbie Sweeny

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Tanya Chianese, artistic director of the ka·nei·see | collective, and with Heather Arnett, leader of the Cat Call Choir, to discuss the reprise of Nevertheless, which surveys the field of gender-based harassment - from the subtle to the violent, in a marriage of song and dance, comedy and horror. 

Joan Marcus

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Brandon Louis Armstrong (above, right) who plays both Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, and Simon Longnight, who plays the dual roles of the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson (above, second from right), in the touring production of Hamilton: An American Musical, which is in town for an extended run through September 8 at the SHN Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market St. at Hyde & 8Th St.) in San Francisco. 

Julieta Cervantes

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with 3-time Tony nominee Lewis J. Stadlen, who plays husband-to-be Horace Vandergelder in the touring production of Hello Dolly!,  starring Tony Award-winning Broadway Legend Betty Buckley (pictured together, above). 

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