Pedi, Stan and Rosenblat Join Broadway's Talk Radio Cast

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More casting has been announced for the Broadway bow of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, scheduled to begin previews Feb. 9, 2007, at the Longacre Theatre.

Christine Pedi
Christine Pedi Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Joining the previously announced Liev Schreiber, Peter Hermann, Stephanie March and Erik Jensen will be Sebastian Stan, Christine Pedi and Barbara Rosenblat, according to the New York Times. Directed by Robert Falls, Talk Radio will officially open Feb. 25.

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.

 

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. On Broadway Christine Pedi appeared in the Martin Short revival of Little Me. She has performed in more than a dozen companies of Forbidden Broadway and earned Drama Desk and Ovation Award nominations for her work in Forbidden Hollywood. She was also seen last season Off-Broadway in A Broadway Diva Christmas.

Sebastian Stan, a native of Romania who became an American citizen in 2002, has been seen on screen in "The Covenant," "The Architect," "Tony & Tina's Wedding" and "Red Doors." He will be seen next year in the film "The Education of Charlie Banks." Talk Radio will mark his Broadway debut.

Barbara Rosenblat created the role of Mrs. Medlock in the original Broadway production of The Secret Garden. She has also appeared on the London stage.

Another well-known Bogosian work, subUrbia, was just staged at Off Broadway's Second Stage Theatre by Bogosian's 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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