PHOTO CALL: Frank Langella Stars as King Lear at Brooklyn Academy of Music
By Krissie Fullerton
08 Jan 2014
The Chichester Festival Theatre production of King Lear, starring three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella in the title role, begins performances Jan. 7 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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, 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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.