Alexander H. Cohen

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

From card catalog: Alexander H. Cohen, theatrical producer, speaks of the theatre and its problems. Questions and answers.

Host Marshall Loeb introduces Cohen by listing his stage work. Cohen tells a story about getting theater tickets for the Kennedys. Continues with a discussion of the entertainment industry. Free Southern Theater. Challenges those who are in theater for their own benefit. There is a need for a fresh point of view in entertainment today.

Q&A (questions are inaudible): Edward Albee isn't the great hope. Theater going as status symbol. Technological advances for the theater (simulcast?). Ticket prices. His new play, The Devisl

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70547
Municipal archives id: T1239