The show, which appears on XM Channel 28, will repeat on March 3 at noon, March 4 at 7 PM, and March 7 at midnight. Following the initial run on XM, each program of "Downstage Center" is made available on ATW's website, www.americantheatrewing.org. According to press notes, "Crudup recalls how he messed up his first audition but still managed to be cast in his Broadway debut, Arcadia; describes the communal spirit that guided the 2002 production of The Elephant Man, and how it differed from his work with director Simon McBurney in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; relates the thrill of manipulating audiences in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman; and reflects on whether we — and he — should be reading up on Russian history to prepare for The Coast of Utopia."
Crudup made his Broadway debut in Arcadia, and earned Tony Award nominations for his roles in The Elephant Man and The Pillowman. His additional Broadway credits include Three Sisters and Bus Stop, and his Off-Broadway credits include The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Pace University), Measure for Measure (Delacorte Theater), Oedipus (Blue Light Theater) and America Dreaming (Vineyard Theatre). His films include "Almost Famous," "The Good Shepherd" and "Big Fish."