Off Air: Talk Radio, Starring Liev Schreiber, Closes on Broadway

News   Off Air: Talk Radio, Starring Liev Schreiber, Closes on Broadway Liev Schreiber signs off from the airwaves June 24 when Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio end its limited Broadway run at the Longacre Theatre.

Talk Radio, starring Liev Schrieber, ends its Broadway run.
Talk Radio, starring Liev Schrieber, ends its Broadway run. Photo by Joan Marcus

Robert Falls directed the production, which began previews Feb. 15 and officially opened March 11. The show played 121 performances and 29 previews.

Schreiber — who earned a Tony Award nomination for his turn — stars in Talk Radio as the acid-tongued, late-night talk-show host whose program is about to be picked up for national syndication.

Filling out the characters who live in the world of talk-show host character Barry Champlain 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.

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 seen onstage until the curtain call).

The design team for Talk Radio includee Mark Wendland (set), Christopher Akerlind (lights), Laura Bauer (costumes) and Richard Woodbury (sound).

Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and JAM Theatricals produced the revival, which itself was Tony-nominated for Best Revival.

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.

Talk Radio performs at the Longacre Theatre, located at 220 West 48th Street. For more information, visit the official website at talkradioonbroadway.com.

Stephanie March (background) and Michael Laurence in Eric Bogosian's <i>Talk Radio</i>.
Stephanie March (background) and Michael Laurence in Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio. Photo by Joan Marcus