MTC's The Father starring Frank Langella on Broadway

The Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a third Broadway production for its forthcoming 2015-2016 season at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre:

The American premiere of Florian Zeller's new play The Father, translated by two-time Tony winner Christopher Hampton and directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes, will begin previews on 22 March 2016, before an official opening on 12 April.

Three-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee Frank Langella is set to return to Broadway and take on the leading role of Andre, with additional casting and creative team members to be announced at a later date.

Synopsis: "The Father offers a fascinating look inside the mind of Andre, a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch?"

The Manhattan Theatre Club's 2015-2016 season also includes the Broadway premiere of Fool For Love, written by Sam Shepard and directed by Daniel Aukin, starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell, along with Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair, directed by Lynne Meadow and starring Linda Lavin.

Frank Langella picked up Tony Awards for 'Frost/Nixon' (2007), 'Fortune's Fool' (2002), and 'Seascape' (1975). He also earned nominations for 'Man and Boy' (2012), 'Match' (2004), and 'Dracula' (1978). Other Broadway credits include 'A Man for All Seasons,' 'Present Laughter,' 'Sherlock's Last Case,' 'Hurlyburly,' 'Design For Living,' 'Passion,' 'Amadeus,' 'A Cry of Players,' and 'Yerma.' On screen he earned Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations in 2009 for the film adaptation "Frost/Nixon."

- by Tom Millward

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