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VIDEO: Frank Langella Plays A Former Tap Dancer in Florian Zeller's THE FATHER. Or Does He?

Whenever 3-time Tony Award-winner Frank Langella takes the Broadway stage, it's a major event. After taking the Supporting Actor prize in 1975 for Edward Albee's SEASCAPE, he became a matinee idol leading man in the title role of DRACULA. His unforgettable stage turns include FORTUNE'S FOOL and FROST/NIXON.

Now Manhattan Theatre Club's Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have placed Frank Langella in the center of the American premiere of The Father, the new play by Molière Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage). Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) directs the production at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Langella plays 80 year old André, a former tap dance who lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can't find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he's losing control.

Here's a taste of what to expect from Frank Langella in THE FATHER.

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Posted by Manhattan Theatre Club on Friday, March 4, 2016

Joining Frank Langella, will be Tony Award nominee Kathryn Erbe ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent," The Speed of Darkness), Brian Avers (Rock 'n' Roll, The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Charles Borland (A Man for All Seasons), Drama Desk Award nominee Hannah Cabell (Pumpgirl at MTC, Grounded), and Liz Wisan (These Paper Bullets, Other Desert Cities).

The limited engagement of The Father will begin previews Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Opening night for the production will now be Thursday, April 14, 2016 on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

The creative team for The Father includes: Scott Pask (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music and sound design), and Jim Steinmeyer (illusion consultant).


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