Adam Driver, Michael Siberry et al. Complete Cast for Frank Langella-Led MAN & BOY this Fall
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the full cast joining star and three-time Tony Award® winner Frank Langella as "Gregor Antonescu" in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken.
The cast will also feature Adam Driver as "Basil Anthony", Francesca Faridany as "Countess Antonescu", Zach Grenier as "Mark Herries", Brian Hutchison as "David Beeston", Virginia Kull as "Carol Penn", Michael Siberry as "Sven Johnson".
As part of the centennial celebration of English playwright Terence Rattigan, Man and Boy will begin previews on September 9th and opens 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's memoir Dropped Names will be released by HarperCollins in 2012. He 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. Previous Roundabout credits also include The Father (1996) and Cyrano De Bergerac (1997).
Roundabout is pleased to welcome back Adam Driver following his performance in Mrs. Warren's Profession last fall, Zach Grenier who was featured in A Man for All Seasons also with Frank Langella, and Michael Siberry who is currently featured in Roundabout's production of Death Takes a Holiday at the Laura Pels Theatre.
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.
Tickets will be available to Roundabout's Email Club Members on Wednesday, July 27th at 10 AM and to the general public on Friday, July 29th at 10 AM by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines box office (227 West 42nd Street). Ticket prices range from $67.00-117.00.
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.
Adam Driver (Basil Anthony). Broadway: Mrs. Warren's Profession (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Angels in America (Signature Theatre), The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons), The Forest (CSC). Off-Off Broadway: Little Doc (Rattlestick), Slipping (Rattlestick), Cipher (SPF). Television: "Law & Order: Brilliant Disguise", "The Unusuals: The E.I.D.", "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO), "The Wonderful Maladays" (HBO) Film: I'm Coming Over, Goldstar Ohio, Not Waving But Drowning, Archangel. Upcoming: J. Edgar, Lincoln, Untitled Noah Baumbach Project.
Francesca Faridany (Countess Antonescu). Broadway: The 39 Steps, The Homecoming. Off-Broadway: Orlando (CSC), The New York Idea (Atlantic), The Stronger. Regional: As You Like It, (Shakespeare Theatre, DC),Title role in her own adaptation of Schnitzler's Fräulein Else (Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Berkeley Rep., La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf, McCarter). Other roles include; Narrator in the Sitwell/Walton Façade (Caramoor Festival), Cassandra (Getty Villa), Rosalind (Old Globe), Titania (Huntington), Beatrice (Berkeley Rep.), Elvira/Don Alonso in Molière's Don Juan (Shakespeare Theatre, D.C.), Anita/Wendy in Simon Gray's Japes (Bay Street, Hamptons), Gilda in Design for Living (McCarter), Kyra in Skylight (Miniature Theatre, Chester), Ellie Dunn in Heartbreak House, Silvia in Marivaux's The Game of Love and Chance and Changes of Heart (Berkeley Rep.),Violet in Waiting at the Water's Edge (Magic Theatre). FILM: Conceiving Ada opposite Tilda Swinton. RADIO: Quartermain's Terms (BBC). TV: "E.R", "Deadline", "Law & Order", "Law & Order; SVU", "Law & Order: CSI". Francesca trained in London at The Drama Centre.
Zach Grenier (Mark Herries). Zach Grenier returns to the Roundabout, having last worked with Frank Langella on A Man for All Seasons in Roundabout's 2008/9 season. More recently on Broadway, he was seen as Beethoven in Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations (Tony nomination). He followed that with Vern Thiessen's Lenin's Embalmers at the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Moira Buffini's Gabriel. Earlier this year, he was privileged to work with Clint Eastwood on the soon-to-be-released J. Edgar. Other films include David Fincher's Zodiac and Fight Club, and Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil. In his latest television foray, he appears as the crafty lawyer David Lee on the hit CBS series The Good Wife. Other memorable TV characters include Carl Webb on the first day of 24, Andy Cramed on David Milch's Deadwood, and lead detectives on ABC's C16:FBI and USA Network's Touching Evil. He has worked at theatres from Maine to Alaska, including Chicago's Royal George Theatre, where he played Yvan in Yasmina Reza's Art (Joseph Jefferson Award nominee); and Yale Repertory Theatre, where he played the title roles in Uncle Vanya and Tartuffe, the latter a co-production with Princeton's McCarter Theatre. Off Broadway, he appeared in Timothy Mason's The Fiery Furnace at Circle Rep, and at New York Theatre Workshop, where he played Dr. Chapman in the original production of David Rabe's A Question of Mercy (Outstanding Artist, Drama League). At the New York Shakespeare Festival, he played Sid Greenberg in Talk Radio, the Captain in Woyzeck, and Dick Cheney in David Hare's Stuff Happens (Ensemble Awards, Drama League and Drama Desk).
Brian Hutchison (David Beeston). Broadway: Looped, Exit the King, Proof, The Invention of Love. Off-Broadway: Go back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons), Spirit control, From Up Here (MTC); Oh, The Humanity... (Flea Theater); Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout); People Be Heard (Playwrights Horizons); Indoor/Outdoor (SPF, DR2 Theatre);The Hiding Place (Atlantic);Theophilus North, Can't Let Go (Keen Company); She Stoops to Conquer(Irish Rep). Regional: Of Mice and Men(Westport); The Front Page (Williamstown); The Unmentionables, Black Snow (Yale Rep); Burn This, The Rivals (Huntington; Film and TV: Love & Other Drugs, Vino Veritas, "The Good Wife," "Hope & Faith," "Law & Order: SVU," and "CI". MFA: Old Globe/USD.
Virginia Kull (Carol Penn). Broadway: Dividing the Estate (Lincoln Center), Old Acquaintance (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Sex Lives of our Parents (Second Stage Uptown); The Orphans' Home Cycle (Signature Theatre); Dividing the Estate (Primary Stages); Theophilus North, The Breadwinner (Keen Company). Regional: To Kill a Mockingbird (Hartford Stage); A View From the Bridge, Death of a Salesman (Arena Stage); The Tempest (Actors Theatre of Louisville); The Dining Room (Dorset Theatre Festival); Our Town (GeVa Theatre); The Breadwinner (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); A Doll's House (North Carolina Stage Company); As You Like It (Shakespeare Festival of Dallas). TV/Film: Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order: SVU, A NY Thing. Education: BFA, Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.
Michael Siberry (Sven Johnson). Theatre includes: Death Takes A Holiday & Mrs. Warren's Profession (Roundabout), When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Centre ), Spamalot (Tour & Broadway), Journey's End ( London), The Frogs (Lincoln Centre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (London), The White Devil (Sydney Theatre Company at BAM); House and Garden (National Theatre); Chicago (London) ;The Sound Of Music (Broadway), Nicholas Nickleby (RSC Broadway). Television includes: "Rosemary and Thyme"; "The Grand"; "Silent Witness" (BBC); "Jeeves and Wooster."
Maria Aitken (Director). Current Olivier Award-winning West End production of The 39 Steps; Broadway, Off-Broadway and worldwide productions of The 39 Steps (Tony nomination for Best Director); Joanna MurRay Smith The Gift (Melbourne Theatre Company); Willy Russell Educating Rita (Huntington Theatre, Boston); As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre DC); Simon Gray Quartermaine's Terms (Williamstown Festival) and Japes (Bay Street Theatre), Rattigan Man and Boy (Duchess Theatre, London), Coward Easy Virtue (Chichester), Vita and Virginia (Sphinx Theatre), Lady Bracknell's Confinement (Vineyard Theatre, NY), School for Scandal (Clwyd Theatr), As You Like It (Regent's Park), Ludlam The Mystery of Irma Vep (Leicester Haymarket, & Ambassadors, London), Are You Sitting Comfortable (Watford Palace), The Rivals (Court Theatre, Chicago), After the Ball Was Over (Old Vic, London), Private Lives (Oxford Playhouse), and Happy Family (Duke of York's, London). As a leading actress, roles include Blithe Spirit, Bedroom Farce (Royal National Theatre), Travesties, Waste, and The Happiest Days of Your Life (RSC), and West End productions of Humble Boy, Sylvia, Hay Fever, Other People's Money, The Vortex, The Women, Sister Mary Ignatius..., Design for Living, Private Lives, and A Little Night Music. Film credits include A Fish Called Wanda. She is a visiting teacher at BADA, Juilliard, Yale School of Drama, NYU, The Actors Center in NYC, and The Academy for Classical Acting in DC. She is the author of two books, A Girdle Round the Earth and Style: Acting in High Comedy.
Terence Rattigan (Playwright). Born in London on the 10th June 1911, Rattigan was educated at Harrow (Scholar) from 1925 to 1930 and Trinity College, Oxford (History Scholarship) BA to 1933. He served as a flight Lieutenant in the Central Command, RAF from 1940 to 1945. In 1934 he became a full-time playwright. His many successful plays include French Without Tears, After The Dance, Flare Path, Love In Idleness, While The Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, Harlequinade, Adventure Story, Who Is Sylvia?, The Deep Blue Sea, The Sleeping Prince, Separate Tables, Variation On A Theme, Ross, Man And Boy, A Bequest To The Nation, In Praise Of Love, Cause Célèbre. Terence Rattigan still holds the record of being the only playwright to have notched more than 1000 performances for two separate plays, namely, French Without Tears and While The Sun Shines. During the war years, he had 3 plays running on Shaftesbury Avenue: Flare Path at the Apollo, While The Sun Shines at the Globe and Love In Idleness at the Lyric. He wrote screenplays of French Without Tears, The Way To The Stars, Journey Together, While the Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, The Prince And The Showgirl, Separate Tables, The Sound Barrier, The Man Who Loved Redheads, The Deep Blue Sea, The Final Test, The VIPs, The Yellow Rolls Royce, Goodbye Mr Chips, Conduct Unbecoming, A Bequest to the Nation - and collaborated on The Quiet Wedding, The Day Will Dawn, English Without Tears, Uncensored, Brighton Rock, Bond Street. His television plays include: Heart To Heart, Adventure Story, High Summer. After The Dance was shown in the performance series on BBC 2 in 1993 and The Deep Blue Sea was recorded for the same series. In 1958 he was awarded a CBE, and in 1971 he became Knight Bachelor. Sir Terence Rattigan died in 1977.
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Roundabout Theatre Company's 2010-2011 season features Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Stone, Meehan & Yeston's Death Takes a Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes.
Roundabout Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season features Bob Fosse's Dancin', directed by Graciela Daniele; Terence Rattigan's Man & Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.
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