Bay Area Theater
New and recent interviews focused primarily on local Bay Area theatre venues, with playwrights, actors, directors and artistic directors, hosted by KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky. Podcasts also feature theatre reviews by Richard Wolinsky along with interviews conducted by KPFA associate theatre critic C.S. Soong. Dates of theatre reviews can be found at http://bookwaves.homestead.com/Theatre_Reviews.html
Carol Channing (1921-2019), in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded during the tour of her memoir, “Just Lucky I Guess,” recorded on October 18, 2002. The great Broadway star Carol Channing died on January15, 2019 at the age of 97. An iconic performer, she was best known for “Hello Dolly” and for her appearances on television and stage.
Barbara Cook, legendary Broadway star of “The Music Man” and Bernstein’s “Candide,” and later an acclaimed cabaret performer, died at the age of 89 in August, 2017. This interview was conducted at her home in New York City in June, 2016 upon publication of her memoir, “Then and Now.” She is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.