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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.)

 

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. 

Maurice Molynaux

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with the members of America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, about their 25th anniversary celebration in San Francisco with three performances of their critically-acclaimed show, Things You Shouldn’t Say.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who is in town to perform Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, during the final weekend of Rebellious Beauty: A Stravinsky Festival.

Gema Galina

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Charles Slender-White, founder and artistic director of FACT/SF, about the world premiere of death, an immersive dance performance about the loss of a loved one, which runs September 27 - October 13 at CounterPulse (80 Turk St.) in San Francisco.

Matthew Murphy

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with actress and singer Kristie Dale Sanders who plays the role of Madame Giry in the traveling production of The Phantom of the Opera, currently at the Orpheum in San Francisco. 

Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk, who sings the part of Santuzza in the San Francisco Opera production of Cavalleria Rusticana, which opens on Friday, September 7. 

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Jackson Davis, who plays one of the lead characters in the current production of Native Gardens, at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through September 16. 

Devi Pride Photography

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with  saxophonist Richard Howell about his new project with choreographer Gregory Dawson, called  Mangaku, August 24 and 25 (both 8pm) at the YBCA Theater in San Francisco. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Renée Kemp talks with opera singers Roy Cornelius Smith and Juyeon Song about their roles in Richard Wagner’s groundbreaking opera Tristan und Isolde, which will be performed live in concert form on Sunday, August 26 (2pm) at the Herbst Theatre (410 Van Ness) in San Francisco. Conductor Jonathan Khuner will join the conversation. 

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with comedian and festival co-producer Abhay Nadkarni about the 5th Annual Desi Comedy Fest which takes place from August 9 - 19 at comedy clubs and theaters in 9 Northern California cities: San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Milpitas, Dublin, and Mountain View.

Cory Weaver

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Mark Streshinsky, general director of West Edge Opera, about the Company’s 2018 Summer Festival, which includes productions of Debussy’s Pélleas and Mélisande, Luca Francesconi’s Quartett, and Matt Marks’ Mata Hari

Ken Levin

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Renee Kemp talks with actors John Bambery and Nanci Zoppi who play the leads in the San Francisco Playhouse production of the musical Sunday in the Park with George, which runs through September 8.

Jim Cox

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Renee Kemp talks with actresses Denmo Ibrahim and Nadine Malouf from the cast of A Thousand Splendid Suns, which runs through July 29 at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater.

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