"Law & Order: SVU" Actor to Join Schreiber in Broadway's Talk Radio

News   "Law & Order: SVU" Actor to Join Schreiber in Broadway's Talk Radio
 
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star Peter Hermann will join Liev Schreiber in the upcoming Broadway staging of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio. Dates are now set.

Peter Hermann in Twelfth Night at The Guthrie Theater
Peter Hermann in Twelfth Night at The Guthrie Theater Photo by Michal Daniel

Robert Falls (Long Day's Journey Into Night, Shining City) stages the work, which will begin previews Feb. 9 and open Feb. 25 at the Longacre Theatre.

Seen as lawyer Trevor Langan on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and recently in the film "United 93," Hermann will play radio producer Dan Woodruff opposite Schreiber's talk-show host Barry Champlain. Onstage, the actor has been seen in The Gathering, Titus Andronicus, Antony and Cleopatra, Hot Keys and the 2001 Broadway mounting of Judgment at Nuremberg. Other credits include "Swim Fan" and "The Treatment."

Talk Radio 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 in his own work 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.

Schreiber just appeared in Macbeth for The Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park" this summer, following up his Henry V turn in 2003. Other credits include Harold Pinter's Betrayal; Neil LaBute's The Mercy Seat; and Othello. A co-star in the"Lackawanna Blues" HBO film, he has also appeared on film in the "Scream" trilogy, "The Manchurian Candidate" remake and on television in "RKO 281" and "Spinning Boris." He made his directorial debut last year with "Everything Is Illuminated" — which he also adapted. The actor will be seen in January on the CBS series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

The design team for Talk Radio will include Mark Wendland (set), Christopher Akerlind (lights), Laura Bauer (costumes) and Richard Woodbury (sound). The producing team is Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and JAM Theatricals.

Another well-known Bogosian work, subUrbia, was just staged at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre by his wife Jo Bonney. As a performer, he was last seen as The Devil in Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. He has 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 St., will be available by calling (212) 239-6200.

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