Frank Langella Will Lead The Father on Broadway

first_img Star Files View Comments Frank Langella The Father Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 Related Shows Frank Langella is returning to Broadway in the American premiere of a new play! The three-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee will headline Florian Zeller’s The Father in a translation by two-time Tony and Oscar winner Christopher Hampton. Directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes, the limited engagement will begin previews on March 22, 2016 and officially open on April 12 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.Langella won the Tony for his performance in Frost/Nixon; he reprised his role for the film, picking up an Oscar nomination. He also garnered Tonys for Fortune’s Fool and Seascape and additionally received Tony nods for Man and Boy, Match and Dracula. Broadway buffs will note that Langella previously collaborated with Hughes on A Man for All Seasons. Langella’s TV and film resume includes Superman Returns, Robert & Frank and The Americans, and he was recently tapped for the screen adaptation of the Bryan Cranston-led All the Way.The Father looks inside the mind of Andre (Langella), a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch?As previously reported, a West End transfer of The Father will play a limited engagement this fall at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End, starring Tony nominee Kenneth Cranham. This follows acclaimed debut runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and the Tricycle Theatre in London.Additional casting and creative team for the Broadway production will be announced later.last_img

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