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UPDATED April 4, 2019
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L.A. Theatre Works records Tony Award-winning
‘Oslo’ for radio, podcast, online streaming
Los Angeles premiere of Oslo — 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. Playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story 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 2017 Tony Award-winning 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, national tour of The Graduate); Michel Wakim (Mobster); and Kevin Weisman (Marvel’s Runaways). Directed by 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.
Each of the four 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.
• Written by J.T. Rogers
• Directed by Brian Kite
• Starring Anthony Azizi, Josh Bitton, Edita Brychta, JD Cullum, Matthew Floyd Miller, Darren Richardson, André Sogliuzzo, Devon Sorvani, Michel Wakim, Kevin Weisman
• Produced by Susan Albert Loewenberg
• Presented by L.A. Theatre Works
• Sponsored in part by a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
• Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m.
• Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m.
• Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m.
• Sunday, April 14 at 4 p.m.
James Bridges Theater
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
235 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd.; park in Lot 3 on the lower level)