Langella to Return to Broadway in A Man for All Seasons

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Frank Langella, who won his third Tony Award for his recent Broadway outing in Frost/Nixon, will return to the Great White Way in the fall in a revival of A Man for All Seasons.

Frank Langella
Frank Langella

Doubt's Doug Hughes will direct the Roundabout Theatre Company production. The limited engagement will begin previews Sept. 12 at the American Airlines Theatre with an official opening Oct. 7.

Langella will play Thomas More in Robert Bolt's historical drama. No other casting has been announced.

The creative team will include set designer Santo Loquasto, costume designer Catherine Zuber and lighting designer David Lander.

A Man for All Seasons, according to press notes, is a "timeless exploration of politics, religion and power. . . [that 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."

Frank Langella made his Broadway debut in Seascape and has also appeared on Broadway in Match, Passion, Amadeus, The Father, Hurlyburly, Present Laughter and Design for Living. Most recently on Broadway in Frost/Nixon, Langella is the recipient of three Tony Awards, for Frost/Nixon, Fortune's Fool and Seascape. Also a star of feature film, his movie credits boast "Dracula," "Lolita," "The Ninth Gate," "Small Soldiers," "Dave," "Diary of a Mad Housewife" and "The Twelve Chairs." Langella also stars in the film of Frost/Nixon, which Variety reports will arrive in theatres Dec. 5.

A Man for All Seasons played one preview and 637 regular performances at Broadway's ANTA Playhouse, Nov. 21, 1961-June 1, 1963. Paul Scofield starred as Sir Thomas More on Broadway and later on film; he had originated the role in the West End. The production won 1962 Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actor in a Play (Scofield), Best Direction of a Play (Noel Willman) and Best Producer of a Play (Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens).

Show times will be Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.

Tickets, priced $56.50-$101.50, will be available in July by calling (212) 719-1300 or by visiting www.roundabouttheatre.org. The American Airlines Theatre is located in Manhattan at 227 West 42nd Street.

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