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Frost/Nixon Playwright Morgan Appears on Theater Talk, 5/4

Tomorrow on 'Theater Talk,' Oscar-nominated Frost/Nixon playwright and The Queen screenwriter Peter Morgan will discuss writing his hit Broadway play and his plans for future projects. The show airs Friday, May 4 at 12:30 AM on Thirteen/PBS.

Frost/Nixon opened on Broadway on April 22, 2007 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) after beginning preview performances on March 31. The show, which played London's West End, a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, and the Gielgud Theatre before coming to Broadway, stars Frank Langella as President Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen as Sir David Frost, as well as  Remy Auberjonois (John Birt); Shira Gregory (Evonne Goolagong); Corey Johnson (Jack Brennan); Stephen Kunken (Jim Reston); Stephen Rowe (Swifty Lazar/Mike Wallace); Triney Sandoval (Manolo Sanchez); Armand Schultz (Bob Zelnick); Sonya Walger (Caroline Cushing).

Press notes state, "Frost/Nixon tackles the question: How did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon? The fast-paced new play shows the determination, conviction and cunning of two men as they square off in one of the most monumental political interviews of all time."

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