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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.)

 

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). 

J. Norrena

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with playwright Gary Graves and director Jan Zvaifler about the world premiere of the Kafka-esque political comedy Wonderland at Central Works in Berkeley. Wonderland opens on February 16 (7pm) and runs through March 17. 

Michael Craig/Pear Theatre

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Keith Larson (pictured above, left), and artistic director Betsy Kruse Craig, about the world premiere of the comedy  Spending the End of the World on OkCupid, currently at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Francis Jue and playwright Lauren Yee about the production of King of the Yees at SF Playhouse. The play is set in and around San Francisco’s Chinatown, and was inspired by Yee’s family and their deep connections within the community.

David Frost (Jeremy Webb) interviews Richard Nixon (Allen McCullough) in 'Frost/Nixon'...
Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Jeremy Webb (David Frost) and Allen McCullough (Richard Nixon) about the production of Frost/Nixon at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Christine Fu

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Kerensa deMars, founder and artistic director of the San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company (SFFDC), and musician Amir-John Haddad about the Company's production Volver, on Sunday January 20, at the Brava Theater (2781 24th St.) in San Francisco (7pm). 

Andrea Bergen

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cast member Siobhan Doherty, and artistic director Ariel Craft about Cutting Ball Theater’s reprise production of The Tenderloin Tour, which runs through January 26 at community sites throughout San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. 

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Irma Herrera about her show "Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?" at The Marsh; with conductor Ming Luke about the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra's performances of Antonin Dvorak's rarely heard "The Spectre’s Bride;" and with Kathleen Hermersdorf and her musical collaborator Albert Mathias about the 10th Annual Fresh Festival of Dance.  Plus Peter Robinson talks with Maureen McVey who plays the

Jessica Palopoli

This week, on 2018’s last edition of Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Sarah Cahill talks with actors El Beh and Wiley Naman Strasser, who play the parts of Mary Poppins and Bert, respectively, in the San Francisco Playhouse production of the musical Mary Poppins, currently on stage through January 12, 2019. 

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cast members of the American Conservatory Theater’s  (A.C.T.) annual holiday production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.  Guests are actors Catherine Castellanos, who plays Ghost of Christmas Present; and ensemble member and A.C.T. MFA student Caleb Lewis. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with  New York-based artist Catherine Galasso  about her new performance piece, Alone Together, created in collaboration with San Francisco-based composer Dave Cerf. Performances are on December 6, 7 and 8 (8pm), at ODC Theater (3153 17th St.) in San Francisco. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Sarah Cahill talks with seven-time Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., who are returning to San Francisco for three performances of their show Up, Up and Away, on Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1 at Feinstein’s at the Hotel Nikko (222 Mason St.). 

Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with composer Jake Heggie about the San Francisco Opera’s West Coast Premiere production of his new opera It’s a Wonderful Life, based in part on Frank Capra’s 1946 film starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. The opera opens this weekend and runs through December 9. 

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor and dancer Justin Genna about his lead role in the musical The Boy From Oz, in which he portrays the most famous gay man from Australia: entertainer, singer/songwriter, Peter Allen (1944-1992). Performances are through November 17 at The Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson Street) in San Francisco. 

Bilha Sperling

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Lauren Jonas, co-founder and artistic director of the Diablo Ballet in Walnut Creek, which opens its 25thanniversary season on November 9 with A Swingin’ Holiday & More

Amal Bisharat

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Sarah Bush about the world premiere of her new dance project Spirit and Bones,  which features an intergenerational cast of 15 women, from ages 23 to over 70. All performing artists are Bay Area dance luminaries, who have created their own masterworks, institutions and legacies in the dance world. 

Alessandra Mello Photography

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with internationally acclaimed actor Roger Grunwald about his one-man show The Obligation, in which he explores the Holocaust through his portrayal of characters and the way their lives are affected by the atrocities of World War II.

Andy Mogg

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Kim Epifano, choreographer and director of Epiphany Dance Theater, about the 15th anniversary edition of the San Francisco Trolley Dances on October 20 and 21. 

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