• Laura Lippman, the best-selling crime novelist of whose writing I am a fan of very long standing, recently gave an interview to Leah Harper of the Guardian for that paper’s “On My Radar” series. It contains a list of her current “cultural highlights,” and one of them, to my great surprise and absolute delight, was Satchmo at the Waldorf:
This is a one-man play written by the Wall Street Journal ‘s theatre critic, Terry Teachout. I think you have to have such confidence to be a theatre critic and write a play. He’s really opened himself up. He wrote a terrific biography of Louis Armstrong, aka Satchmo, and this play just recently opened…I’m really keen to see it.
Read the whole thing here.
• Dana Tyler’s WCBS interview with John Douglas Thompson and me aired on Sunday, and I was quite pleased with the results: