The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Frank Langella

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20 Jan 2014

Three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella is currently starring in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Shakespeare's King Lear at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Playbill Vault looks back at memorable roles from his five decades on Broadway.

After appearing on Broadway in Yerma and A Cry of Players, Langella starred in the original production of Edward Albee's Seascape. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play deals with the communication between two couples — one, an American couple contemplating retirement; the other, a pair of human-sized lizards growing tired of the sea. The four-member cast comprised Langella, Maureen Anderman, Barry Nelson and Deborah Kerr.

Directed by Albee himself, the production opened Jan. 26, 1975, at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 65 performances. Langella received his first Tony Award for his role as the talking lizard Leslie.

Read the Seascape Playbill here.


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