Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber stars in Talk Radio, which made its Broadway bow Feb. 15 at the Longacre Theatre and is slated to open March 11.
Richards, Jerry Frankel and JAM Theatricals produce the Broadway run of Talk Radio, which follows an acid-tongued, late-night talk-show host whose program is about to be picked up for national syndication. The work first played in New York in 1987 at Off-Broadway's Public Theater with Bogosian starring opposite a cast that included Linda Atkinson, John C. McGinley and Mark Metcalf. It was adapted by Bogosian and director Oliver Stone for the 1988 film.
Filling out the characters who live in the world of talk-show host character Barry Champlain (Schreiber) are Peter Hermann ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "United 93") as producer Dan Woodruff, Stephanie March ("30 Rock" and "SVU") as producer/love interest Linda MacArthur and Michael Laurence (The Rainmaker at the Arena) as friend/foil Stu Noonan. (Laurence recently replaced Erik Jensen, who had originally been announced to play the role of Noonan.)
Sebastian Stan ("The Covenant") plays a young punk caller, along with Christine Pedi (Little Me, Forbidden Broadway), Barbara Rosenblatt (The Secret Garden), Adam Sietz (Barefoot in the Park), Marc Thompson, Cornell Womack (On Golden Pond), Christy Pusz, Oliver Vaquer and Kit Williamson, who play a number of characters on the radio show (not to be seen onstage until the curtain call).
The design team for Talk Radio features Mark Wendland (set), Christopher Akerlind (lights), Laura Bauer (costumes) and Richard Woodbury (sound). Another well-known Bogosian work, subUrbia, was recently staged at Off Broadway's Second Stage Theatre by the author's wife Jo Bonney. As a performer, Bogosian was last seen as The Devil in Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. He also appeared in his one-man works Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor With My Forehead; Drinking in America; and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. The scribe can also be seen in the films "Wonderland," Heights," "Igby Goes Down" and "Deconstructing Harry."
Tickets to Talk Radio at the Longacre Theater 220 West 48th Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit the official website at talkradioonbroadway.com.