Jamming At The Tony Awards

Jam Theatrical has earned Tony Award nominations for producing Broadway shows for the fifth straight year, with nine total 2007 nods including best revival for "Talk Radio."

Jam Theatricals is a division of Jam Productions, the independent Chicago promotion company founded by Jerry Mickelson and Arny Granat.

Eric Bogosian’s "Talk Radio," first produced 20 years ago, also snagged a nomination for best lead actor in a play for Liev Schreiber. Other Jam nominations came for productions of "Coram Boy" and "High Fidelity."

"Talk Radio," which opened at the Longacre Theatre on March 11th, has been getting rave reviews and just won the 2007 Drama League Award for distinguished performance.

"We are thrilled for Liev Schreiber and all the talent involved with bringing this production to Broadway, and especially appreciate the opportunity to work with Chicago-based director Robert Falls," Jam Theatrical’s Steve Traxler told Pollstar via e-mail.

"‘Talk Radio’ seems to be saying something very real about the state of our country, media and celebrity in today’s world and it feels just as relevant, even maybe more so now, as when Eric Bogosian first wrote and starred in it 20 years ago at the Public Theatre."

The Tony Awards ceremony is June 10th at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, and will be broadcast by CBS at 8 p.m.