Frost/Nixon Opens at Donmar in London Aug. 21

News   Frost/Nixon Opens at Donmar in London Aug. 21 The world premiere of Peter Morgan's debut stage play, Frost/Nixon, which began previews at London's Donmar Warehouse Aug. 10, opens on Aug. 21.
Frank Langella as Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon.
Frank Langella as Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon. Photo by Johan Persson

The drama is set during Watergate and is based on interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and the disgraced American President Richard Nixon.

Michael Sheen (Frost) and Frank Langella (Nixon) take on the title roles in the production, which is helmed by Donmar artistic director Michael Grandage.

Langella is best known for his Broadway role as Dracula (1979). He recently appeared in George Clooney's "Good Night and Good Luck." He made his Broadway debut in the 1960s and won his first Tony Award for Edward Albee's Seascape (1975). His roles onstage have included Strindberg (The Father) to Noel Coward (Present Laughter). He has also been a regular at The New York Shakespeare Festival. Other Broadway credits include Amadeus and Turgenev's Fortune's Fool (2002, adapted by English writer Mike Poulton) in which he played opposite Alan Bates and for which he won a second Tony.

Sheen returns to the Donmar following his Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in the title role of Caligula. His other stage credits include The U.N. Inspector at the National, and Amadeus in Peter Hall’s 1999 revival of Peter Shaffer's Tony-winning play.

Morgan's most high-profile work, written for British television, was also political. Called "The Deal," the piece was a fictionalized account of the leadership deal struck before the 1997 British General Election between Prime Minister hopefuls and Labour MPs, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Grandage currently has two musical productions in the West End with his revivals of Guys and Dolls (currently starring Patrick Swayze) and Evita.

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Michael Sheen and Frank Langella in <i>Frost/Nixon</i>.
Michael Sheen and Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon. Photo by Johan Persson
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