Langella, Morgan and Reeves Are Part of April 16 Times Talks Panel

News   Langella, Morgan and Reeves Are Part of April 16 Times Talks Panel "A New Look at Nixon: Stage and History" is the title of the April 16 Times Talks panel.

The 7-8:30 PM discussion will be held at the New School's Tischman Auditorium. The panel will comprise Frost/Nixon playwright Peter Morgan; Frost/Nixon star Frank Langella; and journalist Richard Reeves, who penned "President Nixon: Alone in the White House."

Rick Berke, New York Times assistant managing editor for news, will moderate the evening. The panel, according to press notes, will address "why the 37th president of the United States still has a hold on the popular imagination and discuss the politician's legacy and the relationship between history and drama."

Tickets, priced $25, are available by visiting www.timestalks.com.

New School's Tischman Auditorium is located in Manhattan at 66 West 12th Street, between fifth and Sixth Avenues.

* Peter Morgan's post-Watergate play Frost/Nixon, a hit at both the Donmar Warehouse and the Gielgud Theatre in London, began previews at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre March 31.

Michael Grandage, who directed the London production, repeats his work for Broadway. Grandage's two stars, Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, have also made the transatlantic voyage. The show's official opening night is April 22.

According to the producers, "Frost/Nixon tackles the question: How did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon? The fast-paced new play shows the determination, conviction and cunning of two men as they square off in one of the most monumental political interviews of all time."