Talk Radio Playwright Talks on Radio's "Downstage Center" March 30

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Playwright Eric Bogosian — whose play Talk Radio recently opened on Broadway — appears on the March 30 broadcast of XM Radio's "Downstage Center."

The American Theatre Wing and XM Satellite Radio present the interview with the playwright-actor on the weekly theatrical show on XM's On Broadway (XM Channel 28). The show plays March 30 at 6 PM with repeat broadcasts Saturday at noon, Sunday at 7 PM and Wednesday at 12 AM (ET).

Bogosian speaks with the radio show about the current Talk Radio revival, the recent subUrbia Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage and the genesis of his solo shows, including Sex Drugs Rock & Roll and Drinking in America.

Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber stars in Talk Radio, which made its Broadway bow Feb. 15 at the Longacre Theatre and officially opened March 11.

Richards, Jerry Frankel and JAM Theatricals produce the Broadway run of Talk Radio, which 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 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.

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

Tickets to Talk Radio at the Longacre Theater, 220 West 48th Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit the official website at

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