L.A. Theatre Works moving to Sundays on KPFK-FM
Los Angeles Theatre Works is changing radio stations in its hometown. Starting March 25, the radio-play series will begin broadcasting on KPFK-FM (90.7) each Sunday at 8 p.m. The show will be leaving KPCC-FM (89.3), which it has called home since 2002.
A spokeswoman for L.A. Theatre Works said the move was prompted by KPCC's decision to rearrange its programming. The show has been airing Saturdays at 10 p.m. on KPCC. The spokeswoman said the new time slot on KPFK is more desirable for the company.
L.A. Theatre Works produces audio versions of classic and contemporary plays. The productions are recorded several times a year in front of a live audience at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA, as well as in a studio. The company previously recorded at the Skirball Cultural Center.
The first broadcast on KPFK will be "Dinah Was," the biographical musical of Dinah Washington, written by Oliver Goldstick and performed by Yvette Freeman. Subsequent broadcasts will include Ibsen's "A Doll's House," with Calista Flockhart (April 1); Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero," with Tate Donovan (April 8); and A.R. Gurney's "The Cocktail Hour," with Bruce Davison (April 15).
L.A. Theatre Works reaches a nationwide audience through its weekly broadcasts on public radio stations around the country. The company has more than 450 recordings of stage plays in its archives.
-- David Ng
Photo: Yvette Freeman in the biographical musical "Dinah Was." Credit: Carol Rosegg / Skirball Cultural Center