February 28, 2016 - Hour 2
ROBERT ALLAN ACKERMAN, award winning Broadway director who has worked with Al Pacino, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Meryl Streep, is our special guest this Sunday night. ROBERT's New York directing credits include the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Martin Sherman's "Bent" starring Richard Gere and David Dukes; "Slab Boys" starring Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Val Kilmer; Oscar Wilde's "Salome" starring Al Pacino; "Legs Diamond" starring Peter Allen; and William Mastrosimone's "Extremities" starring Susan Sarandon, for which he received the Outer Critics Circle Award. As a resident director of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, he directed Thomas Babe's "A Prayer for My Daughter" (Obie Award for direction); "Taken in Marriage" starring Meryl Streep and Colleen Dewhurst; "Fathers and Sons" starring Richard Chamberlin and Dixie Carter; "Salt Lake City Skyline" starring John Lithgow and Fred Gwynne; "O'Neill and Carlotta" starring Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst and Madeline Kahn; and David Henry Hwang's "Family Devotions." London credits include West End productions of "Strangers On A Train;" "Extremities" starring Helen Mirren; "Torch Song Trilogy" starring Sir Antony Sher; "A Madhouse in Goa" starring Vanessa Redgrave; "Burn This" starring John Malkovich and Juliet Stevenson; "Our Town" starring Alan Alda and Robert Sean Leonard; "When She Danced" starring Vanessa Redgrave; and the world premiere of Manuel Puig's "Mystery of the Rose Bouquet" starring Gemma Jones at the Donmar Warehouse. In Los Angeles, ROBERT directed "Holiday" starring Kevin Kline, Sally Kellerman and Maurice Evans (Ahmanson Theatre); "Mystery of the Rose Bouquet" starring Anne Bancroft and Jane Alexander and "Scenes from and Execution" starring Frank Langella and Juliet Stevenson (Mark Taper Forum); and Noel Coward's "The Vortex" starring Rupert Everett (Doolittle Theatre). This month, he in in Los Angeles directing "Blood," a world premier political thriller about the Japanese tainted blood scandal, at the Complex on Hollywood's Theatre Row. Hear our live interview with ROBERT ALLAN ACKERMAN this Sunday evening on KRLA 870AM!