An interview, recorded Aug 25, 1992 with the late English Strunsky, brother-in-law of Ira Gershwin about his friendships with both George and Ira Gershwin, never before aired. First of a series of interviews about George Gershwin and his music, all recorded in the 1990s. An hour-long version of this interview can be found in the Radio Wolinsky podcast.
An American in Paris
Playwright Craig Lucas discusses his latest work, the libretto for Amelie, a musical playing at Berkeley Rep through October 4th. He also talks about his other work, the librettos for the current hit An American in Paris and an earlier hit, The Light in the Piazza, as well as his work on the screenplay for the film 1989 film about AIDS, Longtime Companion. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.