Bobby Cannavale, Julie Halston, Bill Irwin, John Leguizamo and More Will Be Featured on Playing on Air's Live Recordings in March

By Carey Purcell
17 Feb 2014

Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Playing on Air will record performances of plays in front of a live studio audience for the first time March 24 and 31 at 7:30 PM.

The program, which which produces short plays by prominent, contemporary American playwrights for a national audience via public radio and the Internet, will feature Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale (The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Glengarry Glen Ross), Julie Halston (The Divine Sister, The Tribute Artist), Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Old Hats), Tony Award nominee John Leguizamo (Freak, Ghetto Klown), Rosie Perez (The Ritz, Reckless) and Nilaja Sun.

Hosted and moderated by Playing on Air's founder and producer Claudia Catania, the event will feature works by David Lindsay-Abaire, Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and David Graziano March 24. The March 31 program will include writings by John Guare, David Ives and Jacquelyn Reingold. 

"Radio, like reading, invites its audience's imagination," Catania said in a statement. "We think the wedding of radio and theatre, which certainly has an illustrious history, can be reinvented and made to respond to the rhythms and habits of tech-savvy consumers today."



The plays will be performed and recorded at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.

Visit playingonair.org for more information.