L.A. Theatre Works Records Tony Award-winning OSLO For Radio, Podcast, Online Streaming
L.A. Theatre Works will record J.T. Rogers' 2017 Tony Award-winning play, Oslo for public radio, podcast and online streaming in front of a live audience over the course of four performances. The darkly funny, sweeping and surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians, Oslo is set against a complex historical canvas: a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.
Anthony Azizi recreates the role of Palestinian finance minister Ahmed Qurie that he created in the Broadway production. Also in the cast: Josh Bitton (One Dollar on CBS All Access, HBO's The Night Of); Edita Brychta (BBC Radio 4's Me Cheetah: My Life in Hollywood); JD Cullum (current LADCC award nominee for his role in The Hothouse at Antaeus); Matthew Floyd Miller (Not About Nightingales on Broadway); Darren Richardson (Velvet Buzzsaw); voice actor André Sogliuzzo (Family Guy, American Dad, Lego Star Wars, Castlevania); Devon Sorvari (Gilmore Girls, first national tour of The Graduate); Michel Wakim (Mobster); and Kevin Weisman (Marvel's Runaways). Brian Kite, current chair of theater for UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television, and former artistic director of the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, directs. The production is sponsored, in part by a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.
Each of the performances at UCLA's state-of-the-Art James Bridges Theater will be recorded live in front of an audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. L.A. Theatre Works' syndicated radio theater series broadcasts weekly on public radio stations across the U.S. (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM); can be heard daily in China and around the world on the Radio Beijing Network; can be downloaded as a podcast via iTunes and Wondery.com; and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
Four performances of Oslo take place on Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14 at 4 p.m. The James Bridges Theater is located in Melnitz Hall on the campus of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, Television at 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd. and park in Lot 3 on the lower level). Tickets range from $15 to $65. To purchase tickets, call L.A. Theatre Works at 310-827-0889 or go to www.latw.org.