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This edition: "Becky Shaw" playwright Gina Gionfriddo; Plus: music writers/historians David A. Jasen and Robert Kimball on the rise and fall of "Tin Pan Alley."

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 28, 2009.

Writer Gina Gionfriddo on her hit play, “Becky Shaw” inspired by the novel “Vanity Fair.” Plus: music historians David Jasen & Robert Kimball on the rise and fall of “Tin Pan Alley,” the hub of the popular music world at the beginning of the 20th Century.

Guest List

Gina Gionfriddo Playwright, “Becky Shaw”

David A. Jasen Music Historian

Robert Kimball Theater Historian

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