As previously announced, Stacy Keach and Alan Cox will star as, respectively, the disgraced former President Richard Nixon and TV talk-show host David Frost. Michael Grandage, who directed the original London and Broadway productions, also directs the tour with associate director Seth Sklar-Heyn.
Keach and Cox will be joined onstage by Meghan Andrews as Evonne Goolagong, Bob Ari as Bob Zelnick, Antony Hagopian as John Birt, Roxanna Hope as Caroline Cushing, Ted Koch as Jack Brennan, Stephen Rowe as Swifty Lazar, Brian Sgambati as Jim Reston and Noel Velez as Manolo Sanchez. Rounding out the ensemble are David Sitler, Peter Hilton and Tamara Lovatt-Smith.
The tour will kick off Sept. 30 in Des Moines, IA, at the Des Moines Civic Center, playing through Oct. 5.
The show then travels to Appleton, WI (Oct. 7-12, 2008), Columbus, OH (Oct. 14-19), Houston, TX (Oct. 21-Nov. 2), East Lansing, MI (Nov. 4-9), Washington, DC (Nov. 11-30), Pittsburgh, PA (Dec. 2-7), Wilmington, DE (Dec. 9-14), Minneapolis, MN (Jan. 6-11, 2009), Cleveland, OH (Jan. 13-25, 2009), Boston, MA (Jan. 27-Feb. 8, 2009), Charlotte, NC (Feb. 10-15, 2009), Tampa, FL (Feb. 17-22, 2009), Cincinnati, OH (Feb. 24-March 8, 2009), Los Angeles, CA (March 10-29, 2009), Tempe, AZ (March 31-April 5, 2009), San Antonio, TX (April 7-12, 2009), Sacramento, CA (April 14-26, 2009) and Dallas, TX (April 28-May 3, 2009).
According to press notes, "Frost/Nixon tackles the question: How did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon? The fast-paced new play shows the determination, conviction and cunning of two men as they square off in one of the most monumental political interviews of all time." Designs for Frost/Nixon are by Christopher Oram with lighting by Neil Austin, music and sound by Adam Cork and video design by Jon Driscoll.
The London and Broadway productions co-starred Frank Langella as Nixon and Michael Sheen as David Frost. Langella won a Tony for his performance. Both Langella and Sheen re-create their performances for the upcoming Ron Howard-directed film.
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