â€śYour fear, your own lives, have become your entertainment.â€ťâ€”Talk Radioâ€śMore timely today than it was twenty years ago . . . Radio crackles with intensity.â€ťâ€”Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily Newsâ€śThe most lacerating portrait of a human meltdown this side of a Francis Bacon painting. . . . This revival, like the original production, allows its star to grab an audience by the lapels and shake it into submission.â€ťâ€”Ben Brantley, The New York TimesEric Bogosianâ€™s Talk Radioâ€”his breakthrough 1987 Public Theater hit that was made into a film by Oliver Stoneâ€”has been revived in a â€śmesmerizingâ€ť (Newsday) production on Broadway, with Liev Schreiber playing the role of the late-night shock jock that Bogosian himself originated. The drama is set in the studio of Clevelandâ€™s WTLK Radio over the course of Barry Champlainâ€™s two-hour broadcast, being scrutinized that night by producers with an interest in taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine, and Jack Danielâ€™s. Barryâ€™s jousts with his unseen callersâ€”ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposalâ€”are peppered with insights into his character from his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer, and punctuated with a transformative visit from an embodied voice. Eric Bogosian is a writer and actor who over the last twenty years has authored five full-length plays and created six full-length solos for himself, including subUrbia; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead;and Drinking in America. He is the recipient of three OBIE Awards and a Drama Desk Award, and has toured throughout the United States and Europe.