"Theater Talk" Welcomes Frost/Nixon Star May 18

News   "Theater Talk" Welcomes Frost/Nixon Star May 18
The May 18 broadcast of "Theater Talk," the PBS talk show that offers interviews with top theatre practitioners, will feature a chat with two-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella.

Langella will discuss his recent return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's acclaimed play Frost/Nixon, which is currently making its home at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The actor recently received a 2007 Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as former President Richard Nixon.

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."

Frank Langella made his Broadway debut in Seascape and has also appeared on Broadway in Match, Passion, Amadeus, The Father, Hurlyburly, Present Laughter and Design for Living. Most recently on Broadway in Frost/Nixon, Langella is the recipient of two Tony Awards, for 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."

Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs on WNET/Thirteen at 12:30 AM ET. "Theater Talk" can also be seen on CUNY-TV (Channel 75) and in Boston on WGBH (Channel 44).

For more information, visit www.theatertalk.org.

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