Eric Bogosian Joins MTC's TIME STANDS STILL

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that acclaimed actor and playwright Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio, "Law & Order: CI") has joined the cast of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway production of Donald Margulies' TIME STANDS STILL directed by Daniel Sullivan

TIME STANDS STILL will mark Bogosian's Broadway debut as an actor. He is best known for his work in Talk Radio which he wrote and starred in Off-Broadway. Talk Radio was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was subsequently turned into an acclaimed film directed by Oliver Stone. His many acting credits include the long-running television series "Law & Order: CI" and Off-Broadway in Stephen Adly Guirgis' play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

In TIME STANDS STILL, Bogosian will play ‘Richard' the photo editor of photographer ‘Sarah,' played by Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Laura Linney.

Bogosian completes the cast which, in addition to Linney, includes Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James and Golden Globe nominee Alicia Silverstone.

The limited engagement of TIME STANDS STILL will begin previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 in preparation for a Thursday, January 28, 2010 opening night.

Press notes describe the play as "Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist (Laura Linney and Brian d'Arcy James), have been together for nine years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when injuries force them to return home to New York, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. This timely and intelligent play marks the fourth collaboration for Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan."

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust plays an important role in supporting new American plays at Manhattan Theatre Club. For more information on MTC, please visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com.

Single tickets to TIME STANDS STILL are available via www.Telecharge.com; by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 if outside the NY metro area; and at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
TIME STANDS STILL tickets range in price from $57.00-$97.00. 

Eric Bogosian is the author of three novels, several films and numerous award-winning works for the theater. As an actor he has starred onstage as well as on film and television.

Bogosian's best known work is Talk Radio in which he starred Off-Broadway and in the Oliver Stone film of the same name. In 2006, the play was brought to Broadway, garnering Tony nominations for the play and for Liev Schreiber, who starred. For the original stage version, Bogosian was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and for the film he received the prestigious Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear. In addition to Talk Radio, Bogosian is the author of several plays, including subUrbia, which was produced by Lincoln Center Theater in 1994. The play was adapted to the screen by Richard Linklater and revived Off-Broadway by Second Stage with an updated script in 2006. His most recent play, 1+1 was produced by New York Stage & Film in 2008. Bogosian is also well-known for the six Off-Broadway solos he wrote for himself between 1980 and 2000. For these he was awarded three OBIE awards as well as the Drama Desk. The solos, including Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and Pounding Nails in the Floor with Forehead are produced around the world and have become a mainstay of the American theater repertory.

Bogosian is also the author of three novels and a novella. His latest, Perforated Heart was published in the spring of 2009 by Simon & Schuster. His first novel, Mall is currently being adapted as a film.

Beyond performing in his own solos and plays, Bogosian most recently starred in Stephen Adly Guirgis's The Last Days of Judas Iscariot directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at LAByrinth Theater. Onscreen, Bogosian has been featured in films by Paul Schrader, Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman, Taylor Hackford, Atom Egoyan and Mike Judge. He is best known on film for his starring roles in his own Talk Radio, as well as the action film, Under Siege II and Wonderland. On television, he recently co-starred as Captain Danny Ross in the long-running series, "Law & Order: CI".

Bogosian has generated a wide range of work over the past 30 years. As the producer and founder of the dance series Dancing in the Kitchen he introduced such choreographers as Bill T. Jones and Karole Armitage to New York audiences. In 1986 Bogosian collaborated with Frank Zappa to produce the album, Blood on the Canvas. Bogosian created the television series, "High Incident" with Stephen Spielberg for ABC television and supervised the production of the film Bringing Back Balanchine for the New York City Ballet. With composer Elliot Sharp, he created the full-length duet, This is Now! which was produced at Merkin Hall. 

Bogosian lives in New York City with director Jo Bonney.

 

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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