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Man and Boy - 2011 - Broadway

Three-time Tony Award® winner Frank Langella returns to Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company's exciting new production of Terence Rattigan's masterpiece MAN AND BOY, directed by Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps). At the height of the Great Depression, ruthless financier Gregor Antonescu's 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? Don't miss this gripping story about family, success and what we're willing to sacrifice for both.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 18 minutes, with one intermission

American Airlines Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Man and Boy


An Overleveraged Man and Boy - New York Magazine
Basil lacks his father's diamond-tipped ruthlessness; he's "soft," a condition he tells his saucy American girlfriend Carol (Virginia Kull, doing her best as a one-woman exposition service) that his father equates with being "queer." This notion is then borne out, rather literally, in a highly entertaining but largely ridiculous game of insinuation and sexual leverage, in which Antonescu lures a potential merger target, Herries (Zach Grenier), to Basil's grungy Village apartment, and convinces his closeted guest that he's among kindred spirits — indeed, that Basil himself might be “un petit pederaste,” if the price is right. This should be appalling, but, as directed by Tricycle Theatre's Maria Aitken, it's mostly just amusing — the best leg of the show, in fact. Grenier and Langella share a fascinating pas de deux, a battle of body language that's a treat to see. As Antonescu's majordomo Sven, the right-hand man who's expert at pretending not to know what the left hand is doing, Michael Siberry proves himself, once again, the Roundabout's secret weapon and sine qua non. (In just three syllables — perhaps the most spectacularly insincere "I'm sorry" ever uttered on any stage or in any medium — Siberry sums up the mendacity of the entire politico-financial apparatus he serves. When does this guy get his own miscalculated Roundabout revival?)

Man and Boy - Variety
Frank Langella was born to play fabulous monsters like Richard Nixon, Count Dracula, and now, Gregor Antonescu, the international financier beset by ruinous scandal in Terence Rattigan's 1963 drama, "Man and Boy." Play is set during the Great Depression, but feels eerily contemporary in its cynical portrayal of industry barons who think nothing of robbing the innocent and endangering the economy with their reckless power games. Secondary roles are exceptionally well cast in Maria Aitken's well-oiled production, providing solid support for Langella's suave and superbly nuanced perf of a towering figure teetering on the edge of a moral precipice.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Man and Boy starring Frank Langella, will end its limited engagement today at 2:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2011
MARY POPPINS continues to fly high, celebrating five magical years on Broadway on Wednesday, November 16 (previews began October 14, 2006 at the New Amsterdam Theatre). MARY POPPINS is the third Disney Theatrical Productions show (following Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and the fifth Cameron Mackintosh show (joining Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon) to play five or more years on Broadway.
by Nicole Rosky - November 15, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Man and Boy starring Frank Langella, will end its limited engagement on Sunday, November 27th at 2:00PM.
by Nicole Rosky - November 14, 2011
MARY POPPINS continues to fly high, celebrating five magical years on Broadway on Wednesday, November 16 (previews began October 14, 2006 at the New Amsterdam Theatre). MARY POPPINS is the third Disney Theatrical Productions show (following Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and the fifth Cameron Mackintosh show (joining Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon) to play five or more years on Broadway.
by Broadway Beat - October 11, 2011
Broadway Beat was on hand for the Man and Boy opening night and takes you inside the after party below. Here what Langella and the stars have to say about the new production!
by Nicole Rosky - October 10, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. Man and Boy began previews on September 9th and opened officially last night, October 9th, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.
by Monica Simoes - October 10, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. Man and Boy began previews on September 9th and opened officially last night, October 9th, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This is a limited engagement through November 27, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening festivities and brings you photo coverage below!
by Robert Diamond - October 9, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. Man and Boy began previews on September 9th and opened officially on October 9th, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This is a limited engagement through November 27, 2011. Production footage has been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look at Langella back on the Broadway stage below!
by Kelsey Denette - October 7, 2011
Man and Boy's star Frank Langella will be interviewed by Scott Simon tomorrow on NPR's 'Weekend Edition' tune into WNYC 820AM or 93.9FM between 8-10AM.
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 4, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. Man and Boy began previews on September 9th and opens officially on October 9th, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This is a limited engagement through November 27, 2011. Production footage has been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look at Langella back on the Broadway stage below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 15, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company presents three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. As part of the centennial celebration of English playwright Terence Rattigan, Man and Boy began previews on September 9th and opens officially on October 9, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This will be a limited engagement through November 27, 2011. Check out the new TV spot for the show below!
by Jessica Lewis - September 14, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. The production shots have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 9, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company, presents three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. Check out the cast and creative team talking over the show below!
by Gabrielle Sierra - September 8, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken.
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2011
Broadway's most magical musical MARY POPPINS celebrates its 2000th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Sunday, September 4. A co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS is the third Disney Theatrical Productions show (following Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and the fifth Cameron Mackintosh show (joining Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon) to play 2000 or more Broadway performances.
by Nicole Rosky - August 30, 2011
Broadway's most magical musical MARY POPPINS celebrates its 2000th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Sunday, September 4. A co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS is the third Disney Theatrical Productions show (following Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and the fifth Cameron Mackintosh show (joining Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon) to play 2000 or more Broadway performances.
by Peter James Zielinski - August 25, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company, presents three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. Check out photos of the marquee below!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 18, 2011
The marquees for our first production of the 11-12 Season are up at the American Airlines Theatre! Man and Boy with Frank Langella begins previews on September 9, 2011 and opens on October 9, 2011.