Tags: Alan Mandell, Broadway Bound, Caroline Aaron, Dan Castellaneta, James Gleason, Jobeth Williams, Jonathan Silverman, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, L.A. Theatre Works, Neil Simon, Scott Wolf
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The Play’s The Thing
L.A. THEATRE WORKS
This Saturday, December 6 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Broadway Bound by Neil Simon, starring Jonathan Silverman, Jobeth Williams, Scott Wolf, Dan Castellaneta, Caroline Aaron, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, James Gleason and Alan Mandell. Nominated for the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play, this is the final installment of Neil Simon’s acclaimed, autobiographical “Eugene Trilogy” (preceded by Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues). Upon returning home from World War II, Eugene Morris Jerome and his brother Stanley pair up to break into the world of professional comedy writing. But a family crisis threatens to destroy their dreams of success. Beginning at 12 am PDT on December 7, Broadway Bound will be streamed for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw .
Next Saturday, December 13 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard, starring Julie Harris, Amy Irving and Harris Yulin. When her husband dies, aging Miss Helen begins to fill her home in the remote South African bush with strange sculptures made from beer cans and old headlights. A local clergyman and a young friend disagree on whether Miss Helen’s peculiar artwork is an outpouring of creativity or an outbreak of madness. Beginning at 12 am PDT on December 14, The Road to Mecca will be streamed for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw .
L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater series, The Play’s the Thing, airs locally every Saturday night from 10 pm to midnight on 89.3 FM KPCC Southern California Public Radio, and is streamed on the KPCC website for one week following each broadcast. The series can also be heard on 89.7 WGBH in Boston; 91.5 FM WBEZ in Chicago; 94.9 KUOW in Seattle; 93.5 FM KRTS “Marfa Public Radio” in Texas; 90.5 FM KUT in Austin; 88.9 FM KUNM in Albuquerque; 91.5 FM, Interlochen Public Radio in Northern Michigan; 94.1 KPFA in Northern California; 91.1 FM KRCB in Sonoma County; 89.1 KUOR in Redlands; as well as on many other public radio stations nationwide and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Selected programs from LATW are also heard internationally over BBC World Service, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Telefis Eirann (Ireland), Radio Hong Kong, and Radio New Zealand. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in bookstores, libraries, through their catalog, digitally on itunes, overdrive.com, audible.com, and on the L.A. Theatre Works website at www.latw.org.
On XM Satellite Radio, The Play’s the Thing now airs on Sonic Theater three times a week. Each broadcast premieres on Friday evening at 8 pm eastern/5 pm pacific and repeats the following Monday in the same time slot. On Wednesday, XM offers an encore performance of a previously-broadcast program.
To get a full schedule, go to the L.A. Theatre Works website at www.latw.org and follow the link through the “Radio Theatre Series” heading and then “Episode Guide” or go directly to www.scpr.org for KPCC.
Additional support for the series is provided by AudioFile Magazine.
Listeners can visit their website at www.audiofilemagazine.com to view 65 reviews of LATW plays and hear sound clips from them.
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Tags: Abraham Lincoln, David Strathairn, Eric Simonson, James Gleason, L. A. Theatre Works, Lily Rabe, Norman Corwin, Paul Giamatti, Shannon Cochran, Stephen A. Douglas, The Rivalry
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The Play’s The Thing
L.A. THEATRE WORKS
pre-election broadcast of “The Rivalry“
starring Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn
Strathairn and Giamatti star as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, rivals for the U.S. Senate: one a rising Illinois legislator and abolitionist candidate of the newly formed Republican Party, the other the Democratic incumbent and champion of states’ rights. The series of seven debates that took place in seven Congressional districts tackled the day’s most passionate issue – slavery – and were conducted in a fever of partisanship as the nation listened. Brass bands played, and the press vilified or glorified the opponents, depending on which side they took.
The production also stars Lily Rabe as Adele Douglas, the young wife of Senator Douglas through whose lens we witness the proceedings; James Gleason; and Shannon Cochran. Eric Simonson, 2006 Academy Award-winner for his documentary The Golden Age of Norman Corwin, directs.
The LATW-recorded production, which includes an interview with the two stars, is set to air on public radio stations around the country, as well as on XM Satellite radio, throughout the weekend as follows:
- Friday, October 31, repeating Monday, November 3, on XM Satellite Radio’s Sonic Theater Channel from 5 pm-7 pm PT; 8 pm-10 pm ET
- Friday, October 31 on 94.9 FM KUOW (greater Seattle area) from 10 pm-midnight PT
- Saturday, November 1 on 91.1 FM KRCB (Sonoma County) from 6 pm-8 pm PT
- Saturday, November 1 on 90.5 FM KUT2 (Austin, TX) from 9 pm-11 pm CT
- Saturday, November 1 on 91.5 FM WICA (Traverse City, MI) from 9 pm-11 pm CT
- Saturday, November 1 on 89.3 FM KPCC (Southern California) from 10 pm-midnight PT
- Saturday, November 1 on 91.5 FM WBEZ (Chicago) from 10 pm-midnight CT
- Sunday, November 2 on 94.1 FM KPFA (Northern California) from 7 pm-9 pm PT
- Sunday, November 2 on 89.7 FM WGBH (greater Boston area) from 8 pm-10 pm ET
Beginning at 12 am PDT on Sunday, November 2, “The Rivalry” will be streamed for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw .
For three decades, L.A. Theatre Works has been the leading radio theater company in the United States, committed to using innovative technologies to preserve and promote significant works of dramatic literature and bringing live theater into the homes of millions.