In this episode: Thanksgiving is behind us and you know what that means: Christmas music. Everywhere. All the time. Esquire's Sean Manning shares some new holiday releases including some new gems and a few stinkers too.
Then, jazz bassist Ben Allison and his band performs songs from The Stars Look Very Different Today, his sci-fi film-influenced new album with a title that tips its hat to a David Bowie song.
And: Lisa Kron -- who wrote the book and lyrics for the new musical Fun Home, which is playing at the Public Theater through the end of December -- shares a Pick Three playlist of some of her favorite songs.
Lisa Kron, who wrote the book and lyrics for the acclaimed new musical Fun Home, joins us to share her Pick Three playlist.
Director Sam Gold talks about the musical “Fun Home,” along with Jeanine Tesori, who wrote the music, and Lisa Kron, who wrote the book and lyrics. It’s based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel about her volatile, brilliant father whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. “Fun Home” is playing at the Public Theater through December 1.