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Langella, last seen on Broadway in Man and Boy, will star in the title role of Shakespeare's tragedy, which will be directed by Chichester associate director Angus Jackson and designed by Robert Innes Hopkins.
King Lear will receive its U.K. premiere Oct. 31-Nov. 30 at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. The BAM engagement will play Jan. 7-Feb. 9, 2014, at the Harvey Theater.
The Chichester Festival Theatre previously staged Macbeth at BAM in 2008.
"I am thrilled to welcome one of our greatest actors to the BAM stage in January," BAM executive producer Joseph V. Melillo said in a statement. "The Chichester Festival Theatre production of King Lear will provide New York audiences the opportunity to experience Mr Langella perform perhaps the most challenging role in the Shakespearean canon. It will be a significant theater experience and a momentous occasion for BAM."