Artistic Director, Adam Koplan, appears regularly on WABE

Adam has become a regular contributor on City Lights, a daily radio program about Atlanta’s arts and culture scene on the local NPR affiliate, WABE 90.1. Here are links to his appearances where he chats with Lois Reitzes about musical theater history. 

[The start and end times are above the link]


Breman Museum, Theatrical Outfit Celebrate ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Composer (Mar 2nd, 2016)

(0:00 – 16:32)

A spot on Harold Arlen


City Lights: Leiber And Stoller; Matt Haimovitz; And More (Apr 19th 2017)

(15:20 – 33:35)

A spot on Leiber and Stoller

City Lights: Irving Berlin; Omar Dorsey; And More (June 21st 2017)

(27:30 – 50:19)

A spot on Irving Berlin

Adam Koplan On The Origins Of ‘Breaking Into Song’ (June 29th 2017)

(0:00 – 25:47)

A spot on The Rodgers and Hammerstein “Revolution” of Musical Theater


City Lights: George Gershwin; ‘Auto Eater’; And More ( July 7th, 2017)

(0:00 – 28:35)

A spot on the Gershwins


City Lights: Great American Songbook; Girls Rock Camp ATL; And More (July 13th 2017)

(0:00 – 25:56)

A spot on Cole Porter


Adam Koplan Demystifies The Great American Songbook (August 17th 2017)

(0:00 – 30:41)

On overview and working definition of “The Great American Songbook”


City Lights: Tap Dancing; NEA Cuts; And More (Sept 6th 2017)

(0:00 -37:33)

Adam Koplan, Andrew Nemr and Lois Reitzes’ discussion of tap dance’s role in the evolution of the Great American Songbook


Dorothy Fields, An ‘Unsung Hero’ Of The Great American Songbook (Sept 26th 2017)

(0:00 – 26:53)

My personal favorites are our discussion of Dorothy Fields


City Lights: Literature On Stage And Lyrical Innovations In Hip Hop (Jan. 4th, 2018)

(18:15 – 52:00)

our discussion of Rap and Hip Hop


City Lights: Adam Koplan; The Center For Puppetry Arts (Mar 22nd 2018)

(0:00 – 31:08)

Skeletons in the Closet -A spot on embedded racism and sexism within American Musical Theater History focusing on the legacy of the minstrel shows


City Lights: Adam Koplan; Mint Gallery; Chavella Vargas (May 1st 2018)

(0:00 – 32:10)

A spot on the Innovations of Kander and Ebb


Lyricists Marilyn And Alan Bergman To Be Celebrated At Breman Concert (May 29th 2018)

(00:00- 34:07)

A piece on the lyricists, Marilyn and Alan Bergman

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