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 premiered in October 2013 at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. The New York engagement at BAM runs through Feb. 9 in the Harvey Theater. It officially opens Jan. 15.
The cast also features Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Ron Heaps, Rendah Haywood, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Tom Mothersdale, Chum Omambala, Lauren O'Neil, Steven Pacey, William Reay, 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."