Frost/Nixon plays final performance on Broadway

Frost/Nixon, the new play by Peter Morgan, starring Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, plays its final performance on 19 Aug 2007.

The drama opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 22 Apr 2007, following previews from 31 Mar 2007, for a strictly limited 20 week engagement. When the show closes it will have played 137 regular performances and 23 previews.

How was it that a famous British talk-show host, with a playboy reputation, was the one to elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from a former U.S. President?

Frost/Nixon takes audiences into the minds of Richard Nixon and David Frost and shows the determination, conviction and lengths that these two men and their closest confidantes went to as they took the stage in one of the most hard fought political interviews in history.

The play opened to mostly excellent reviews: "Staged with the momentum of a ticking-bomb thriller and the zing of a boulevard comedy" (New York Times); "One of those definitive Broadway experiences." (New York Post); "Riveting of the year's best plays." (Star-Ledger); "This is a smooth and exciting production with an outstanding cast." (New York Theatre Guide).

Frost/Nixon had it's world premiere at London's Donmar Warehouse, where, following a sold-out run, it transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End, where it closed on 3 Feb 2007. A U.S. National Tour will go out in the fall of 2008.

Directed by Michael Grandage, the cast of ten is led Frank Langella as President Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen as Sir David Frost, both of whom will reprise their roles for a forth coming film version of the drama. Langella received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance.

In addition to Langella and Sheen, the cast features Remy Auberjonois (John Birt); Shira Gregory (Evonne Goolagong); Roxanna Hope (Caroline Cushing); Corey Johnson (Jack Brennan); Stephen Kunken (Jim Reston); Stephen Rowe (Swifty Lazar/Mike Wallace); Triney Sandoval (Manolo Sanchez); and Armand Schultz (Bob Zelnick).

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