Disgraced Discussed with Ayad Akhtar and Josh Radnor. Free book talk and signing.
A conversation with Disgraced on Broadway playwright Ayad Akhtar and Disgraced costar Josh Radnor
Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced is currently running on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre through March 1. His plays include Disgraced (Broadway/LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama/2013 Obie Award for Extraordinary Achievement/2103 Jeff Award for New Work), The Who & The What (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater and La Jolla Playhouse), and The Invisible Hand (New York Theatre Workshop/The Repertory Theater of St. Louis). Also a novelist, Akhtar is the author of American dervish, published in 2012 by Little, Brown and Company, published in 20 languages worldwide. He co-wrote and starred in The War Within (Magnolia Pictures), which was released internationally and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay. As an actor, Akhtar also starred as Neel Kashkari in HBO’s adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book Too Big to Fail. He studied at Brown University and Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
Josh Radnor wrote, directed, and starred in two films, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before being released in theaters: The Audience Award-winning happythankyoumoreplease opposite Kate Mara, Malin Akerman, and Tony Hale and Liberal Arts opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, and Zac Efron. He was last seen in Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight (Sundance, 2013) opposite Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple. Recently finished a nine-season run playing Ted Mosby on CBS's Emmy-nominated comedy How I Met Your Mother. His other television credits include guest appearances on ER, Six Feet Under, and Law & Order among others. He was a series regular on ABC's The Court starring Sally Field. He made his film debut in the original teen spoof Not Another Teen Movie. On Broadway he played the title character in The Graduate opposite Kathleen Turner. Off-Broadway and regionally, he has appeared at the Manhattan Theater Club, The Vineyard Theater, and Baltimore Center Stage, among others. In Los Angeles, he appeared in the Ovation Award-winning world premiere production of Jon Robin Baitz's The Paris Letter. Most recently Josh appeared in New York Stage and Film’s world premiere production of Richard Greenberg's The Babylon Line, directed by Terry Kinney.
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