Liev Schreiber Tapped for Broadway Production of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio
The show is being produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals, the team behind the 2005 Tony Award-winning production of Glengarry Glen Ross, which also earned Schreiber a Tony for his performance as Richard Roma. The design team for Talk Radio includes Mark Wendland (set), Laura Bauer (costumes) and Christopher Akerlind (lighting). Richards confirmed that the show will have a limited engagement but said that the exact length of the run is currently being worked out
First seen at The Public Theater in 1987, with Bogosian starring, the play concerns a controversial radio host who becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national. Oliver Stone directed the 1988 film version of Talk Radio, in which Bogosian recreated his original role. Bogosian's other plays include subUrbia, which is being revived this season by Second Stage Theatre, and Pounding Nails on the Floor With My Forehead.