Three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella stars as Thomas More in Robert Bolt's period drama about King Henry VIII's wish to pull away from the Catholic church. The Doug Hughes-directed production begins performances Sept. 12 toward an Oct. 7 opening at the American Airlines Theatre.
Gill's Off-Broadway credits include The Milliner (CSC), Speaking in Tongues (Roundabout), A Winter's Tale, Naked (CSC), Othello (New York Shakespeare Festival), Lincoln Portrait (Joyce Theatre), Da Caravaggio (MCC and Coyote Ugly (NYTW).
The previously announced cast includes Hannah Cabell (Margaret More), Michael Esper (William Roper), Zach Grenier (Thomas Cromwell), Dakin Matthews (Cardinal Wolsey), George Morfogen (Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop), Patrick Page (King Henry VIII), Maryann Plunkett (Alice More), Jeremy Strong (Richard Rich), Charles Borland (Jailor), Peter Bradbury (Steward), Patricia Hodges (Woman), Triney Sandoval (Thomas Chapuys) and Emily Dorsch.
* This will be a limited engagement through Dec. 7.
According to Roundabout, A Man for All Seasons "is a timeless exploration of politics, religion and power. Robert Bolt’s classic drama is based on the fascinating true story of English Chancellor Sir Thomas More and his moral objection to King Henry VIII’s plan to leave the Catholic Church."
Langella returns to Broadway following his Tony winning role in Frost/Nixon in 2007.
A Man for All Seasons premiered on Broadway in 1961 and won the Tony Award for Best Play. In 1966, the play was made into a feature film and won six Oscars. This production marks the play's first Broadway revival.
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines theatre box office, 227 W. 42nd Street.