Bay Area Theater
A podcast of theater reviews by Richard Wolinsky that air on KPFA’s Up Front, Arts-Waves and Talkies programs, plus additional unaired reviews by Richard Wolinsky and C.S. Soong. Also: interviews with Bay Area artistic directors, as well as performers, playwrights, directors and others in the local theatrical industry.
Playwright David Henry Hwang and composer Jeanine Tesori discuss their latest project, an original musical titled “Soft Power,” at the Curran Theatre June 20-July 8, 2018, with host Richard Wolinsky. “Soft Power” starts with a play and turns into a musical, about a reverse “King and I” created in China and produced fifty years in … Continued
Sheryl Kaller, director, and Pamela Gray, playwright of “A Walk on the Moon,” a world premiere musical at A.C.T. Geary Theatre, June 9-July 1, 2018, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. “A Walk in the Moon” is based on the 1999 film with a screenplay by Pamela Gray. Sheryl Kaller is a Tony-nominated director whose most recent Broadway play was “Mothers & Sons” by Terence McNally in 2014. And among Pamela Gray’s other screenplays are “Music of the Heart” and more recently, “Megan Leavey.”