Frost/Nixon Begins Previews at London’s Donmar Warehouse Aug. 10 | Playbill

News Frost/Nixon Begins Previews at London’s Donmar Warehouse Aug. 10
The world premiere of Peter Morgan's debut stage play, Frost/Nixon, begins previews at London’s Donmar Warehouse Aug. 10.
Frank Langella and Michael Sheen star in Frost/Nixon.
Frank Langella and Michael Sheen star in Frost/Nixon. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

The drama, which is set during Watergate and is based on interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and the disgraced American President, officially opens Aug. 21.

Michael Sheen (Frost) and Frank Langella (Nixon) take on the title roles in the production, which is helmed by Donmar Artistic Director Michael Grandage.

Langella is one of the U.S.'s most popular film, television and stage stars. Best known for his role as Dracula (1979), he recently appeared in George Clooney's "Good Night and Good Luck" but made his Broadway debut in the 1960's and won his first Tony Award for Edward Albee's Seascape (1975). In between, he his roles onstage have between Strindberg (The Father) to Noel Coward (Present Laughter). He has also been a regular at New York's Shakespeare Festival. Other Broadway credits include Amadeus and Turgenev's Fortune's Fool (2002, adapted by English writer Mike Poulton) in which he played opposite Alan Bates and for which he won a second Tony.

Sheen returns to the Donmar following his Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in the title role of Caligula. His other stage credits include The U.N. Inspector at the National and on Broadway, Amadeus in Peter Hall’s 1999 revival of Peter Shaffer’s Tony-winning play.

Morgan’s most high-profile work, written for British television, was also political. Called “The Deal," the piece was a fictionalized account of the leadership deal struck before the 1997 British General Election between Prime Minister hopefuls and Labour MPs, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Grandage currently has two musical productions in the West End with his revivals of Guys and Dolls (currently starring Patrick Swayze) and Evita.

For more on Frost/Nixon, call (0)870 060 6624.

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