30 to Curtain Podcast Hosted by Michael Ritchie

30 To Curtain

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Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Director Michael Ritchie hosts “30 to Curtain,” a podcast featuring interviews with some of the theatre artists creating work across the stages of the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. Perfect for the drive to the show—or really any time—”30 to Curtain” allows audiences to hear from some of the leading theatre artists of our time and discover how their work made it to Center Theatre Group’s stages.

Center Theatre Group, a nonprofit organization, is one of the largest and most active theatre companies in the nation, programming at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Episodes

30 to Curtain Soft Power

David Henry Hwang on “Soft Power” (Live)

For this episode of the podcast, we’re looking back at a conversation Michael had with playwright David Henry Hwang shortly before “Soft Power” made its World premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2018. “Soft Power,” which began as a project we commissioned as part of our 50th Anniversary ...
30 to Curtain On Beckett

Bill Irwin on “On Beckett”

Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Director Michael Ritchie hosts “30 to Curtain,” a podcast featuring 30-minute interviews with some of the theatre artists creating work across the stages of the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles ...
30 to Curtain Guest Neil Pepe

Neil Pepe on “A Play Is a Poem”

Joining this episode of “30 to Curtain” is Neil Pepe, Artistic Director of the Atlantic Theatre Company and also the director of "A Play Is a Poem," a new play by Ethan Coen currently making its World premiere at the Taper. He’s led the Atlantic Theatre since 1992 ...
30 to Curtain Guest Kevin McCollum

Kevin McCollum & The Play That Goes Wrong

Joining us for this episode of “30 to Curtain” is theatre producer Kevin McCollum. Kevin has produced some legendary Broadway shows throughout his career, including "Rent," "In the Heights," and "The Play That Goes Wrong," which joins us at the Ahmanson Theatre July 9 through August 11, 2019 ...
30 to Curtain Guest Lucas Hnath

Lucas Hnath & Les Waters on “Dana H.”

Our guests on this episode are playwright Lucas Hnath and director Les Waters, who join us for the World premiere of “Dana H.” Lucas returns to us, having last brought his play The Christians to the Mark Taper Forum in 2015, also directed by Les. Lucas is now ...
30 to Curtain Guest James Lapine

James Lapine on “Falsettos”

Joining this episode of “30 to Curtain” is James Lapine, the writer and director of “Falsettos,” which is onstage at the Ahmanson April 16 through May 19, 2019. James is a multiple Tony Award-winning writer and director, having helped create such Broadway classic musicals as “Sunday in the ...