Renowned British thespian Alan Bates appears in Broadway's Fortune's Fool with his son, Benedick. The elder Bates won a Tony Award for 1973's Butley.
Ivan Turgenev's Fortune's Fool is about a cash-poor gentleman (Alan Bates) who has lost his lands and managed to linger on for 20 years as a guest at a Russian estate. Langella plays a meddling, arrogant neighbor who gets in the way of Bates' reunion with the returning daughter of the long-gone master of the estate. Fortune's Fool, directed by Arthur Penn, opened April 2 at the Music Box Theatre.