Rock 'n' Roll Playwright Stoppard Guests on Radio's "Downstage Center" Jan. 25

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Playwright Tom Stoppard, whose Rock 'n' Roll currently plays on Broadway, will guest on the Jan. 25 broadcast of XM Radio's "Downstage Center."

The American Theatre Wing and XM Satellite Radio present the interview with the playwright on the weekly theatrical show on XM's On Broadway (XM Channel 28). The show plays Jan. 25 at 6 PM with repeat broadcasts Saturday at noon, Sunday at 7 PM and Wednesday at 12 AM (ET). The scribe will speak about his latest work on Broadway Rock 'n' Roll, the development of The Coast of Utopia, his "overnight success" with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and more.

Stoppard was represented on Broadway last season with the Tony Award-winning, epic The Coast of Utopia trilogy. His Tony win marked the fourth of his works to be Tony honored — following Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Travesties and The Real Thing. Other plays include Jumpers, The Invention of Love, Arcadia, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet and Hapgood. He has also penned the screenplays for "Brazil," "Empire of the Sun," "Billy Bathgate" and "Shakespeare in Love."

Rock 'n' Roll — starring Rufus Sewell, Brian Cox, and Sinead Cusack — will end its Broadway run at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre March 9. Trevor Nunn, who originally directed the work in London, staged the work for New York as well.

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