By Andrew Gans
25 Jul 2011
Directed by Maria Aitken, previews are scheduled to begin at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre Sept. 9 prior to an official opening Oct. 9. The production, part of the centennial celebration of English playwright Rattigan, will continue through Nov. 27.
Langella will be joined on stage by Adam Driver as Basil Anthony, Francesca Faridany as Countess Antonescu, Zach Grenier as Mark Herries, Brian Hutchison as David Beeston, Virginia Kull as Carol Penn and Michael Siberry as Sven Johnson.
"At the height of the Great Depression," press notes state, "ruthless financier Gregor Antonescu's (Langella) business is dangerously close to crumbling. In order to escape the wolves at his door, Gregor tracks down his estranged son Basil in the hopes of using his Greenwich Village apartment as a base to make a company-saving deal. Can this reunion help them reconcile? Or will this corrupt father use his only son as a pawn in one last power play? Man and Boy is a gripping story about family, success and what we're willing to sacrifice for both."
Langella's memoir "Dropped Names" will be released by HarperCollins in 2012. He was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as Richard Nixon in Ron Howard's film "Frost/Nixon" and has subsequently appeared in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," "All Good Things" and "The Box." Langella returns to Broadway and Roundabout Theatre Company following his 2008 performance as Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons. Previous Roundabout credits also include The Father (1996) and Cyrano De Bergerac (1997).
Roundabout also welcomes back Adam Driver following his performance in Mrs. Warren's Profession last fall; Zach Grenier, who was featured in A Man for All Seasons, also with Frank Langella; and Michael Siberry, who is currently featured in Roundabout's production of Death Takes a Holiday at the Laura Pels Theatre. Maria Aitken also returns following her acclaimed staging of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps.
Show times will be Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
Tickets will be available to Roundabout's Email Club Members July 27 at 10 AM ET and to the general public July 29 at 10 AM by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines box office (227 West 42nd Street). Ticket prices range from $67-117.