Roundabout Welcomes Frank Langella Back to Broadway in MAN AND BOY
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that three-time Tony Award® winner Frank Langella will star as "Gregor Antonescu" in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy on Broadway, directed by Maria Aitken.
As part of the centennial celebration of English playwright Terence Rattigan, Man and Boy will begin previews on September 9th and open officially on October 9, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through November 27, 2011.
Mr. Langella was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as "Richard Nixon" in Ron Howard's film Frost/Nixon and has subsequently appeared in Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, All Good Things and The Box. Mr. Langella returns to Broadway and Roundabout Theatre Company following his 2008 performance as "Sir Thomas More" in A Man for All Seasons.
Additional cast members and the creative team will be announced shortly.
At the height of the Great Depression, ruthless financier Gregor Antonescu's (Langella) business is dangerously close to crumbling. In order to escape the wolves at his door, Gregor tracks down his estranged son Basil in the hopes of using his Greenwich Village apartment as a base to make a company-saving deal. Can this reunion help them reconcile? Or will this corrupt father use his only son as a pawn in one last power play? Man and Boy is a gripping story about family, success and what we're willing to sacrifice for both.
Only Roundabout subscribers have first access to tickets. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services today. Single Tickets will be available to the general public in the summer of 2011.
Man and Boy will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Frank Langella (Gregor Antonescu). Broadway: Bolt's A Man For All Season (Roundabout Theatre Company), Peter Morgan's Frost Nixon, Belber's Match, Turgenev's Fortune's Fool, Strindberg's The Father, Coward's Present Laughter, Schaffer's Amadeus, Rabe's Hurlyburly, Nichols' Passion, Albee's Seascape, Coward's Design for Living, Marowitz's Sherlock's Last Case, Hamilton-Dean's Dracula, Gibson's A Cry of Players, Lorca's Yerma. Off-Broadway: Rostand's Cyrano, Miller's After the Fall, Lowell's The Old Glory: Benito Cereno, Webster's The White Devil, Von Kliest's The Prince of Homburg, Gide's The Immoralist, Pendleton's Booth, Shakespeare's The Tempest, and A Christmas Carol (Menken/Ahrens). Films: Frost/Nixon, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; Good Night, and Good Luck; Starting out in the Evening; Lolita; All Good Things; Dave; The Ninth Gate; Dracula; Those Lips, Those Eyes; Diary of a Mad Housewife; The Twelve Chairs. Directors include George C. Scott, Arthur Penn, Roman Polanski, Adrian Lyne, Sir Peter Hall, Mike Nichols, Susan Stroman, Ivan Reitman, Ridley Scott, George Clooney, Bryan Singer, Michael Grandage, Mel Brooks and Oliver Stone. Television: PBS' "Eccentricities of a Nightingale" and Chekhov's "The Seagull," ABC's "The Beast," HBO's "The Doomsday Gun", Vonnegut's "Monkey House" for Showtime and HBO's "Unscripted" executive produced by George Clooney. Honors: Academy Award nomination 2009 Frost/Nixon, Induction into the 2003 Theatre Hall of Fame, three Tonys, six Drama Desks, three Obies, three Outer Critics Circles, the Drama League, the National Society of Film Critics, the Cable Ace Award, as well as Golden Globe, Emmy and Olivier nominations, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and the Boston Film Critics Award. Several dozen roles in America's leading regional theatres include Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Anouilh's Ring Round the Moon, Whiting's The Devils, Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, Shepard's The Tooth of Crime and Barker's Scenes from an Execution.