Langella, last seen on Broadway in Man and Boy, leads the production that is directed by Chichester associate director Angus Jackson and designed by Robert Innes Hopkins.
King Lear plays through Nov. 30 at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. A New York engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music will follow, Jan. 7-Feb. 9, 2014, at the Harvey Theater.
The cast also features Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil, Steven Pacey, Rob Heaps, Tom Mothersdale, Chu Omambala, Michael Sheldon, Parth Thakerar, Tim Treloar and Alan Vicary.
Lear has production design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting design by Peter Mumford, music by Isobel Waller-Bridge and sound design by Fergus O'Hare.
Frank Langella made his Broadway debut in Seascape and has also appeared on Broadway in Man and Boy, A Man for All Seasons, Match, Passion, Amadeus, The Father, Hurlyburly, Present Laughter and Design for Living. 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." He is an Academy Award nominee for "Frost/Nixon."
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.