A Man For All Seasons - The Broadway Revival
A Man For All Seasons is a play based on the true story Saint Thomas Moore, the 16th century Chancellor of England, who chose to give up his office rather then publicly support King Henry VIII's decloration that his first marriage was null and void. The play is written by Robert Bolt. It was first performed at the Globe Theatre in London in 1960. Later on, it made its first Broadway appearance and ran successfully for a year. First Broadway Appearance
It appeared on Broadway on November 21, 1961 at the ANTA Playhouse. It gave 637 regular performances from November 21, 1961 to June 1, 1963. Paul Scofield starred as Sir Thomas More in the first Broadway production. He also reprieved the role of Sir More in the film version of the play. The play went on to win four Tony Awards in 1962 for Best Play, Best Actor in a Play (Paul Scofield) Best Direction of a Play (Noel Williams) and Best Producer of a Play (Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens).
The play was also made into a movie in 1966. The movie won six Oscars. The Story
A Man For All Seasons portrays St. More as a man of high principles. St. More is a man of conscience who is hated by his rivals, like Thomas Cromwell; however, he is loved by the common people and his family. He is ultimately executed for his moral objection to King Henry VIII’s plan to leave the Catholic Church. Sir More is asked to decide whether he supports the king or denounces him. Instead of choosing between the two options, he decides to take the most provocative action of all - to remain silent. The play explores politics, power and religion. Broadway Revival
In the fall revival of A Man For All Seasons, Frank Langella will play St. Thomas More. Frank Langella has won three Tony Awards for his roles in the Frost/Nixon, Fortune’s Fool, and Seascape. He has also appeared in several movies including Dracula, Lolita, The Ninth Gate, Small Soldiers, Dave, Diary of a Mad Housewife, and The Twelve Chairs.
The previews for the show began on September 12 at the American Airlines Theatre. The official opening for the Broadway revival was October 7. A Man For All Seasons is being directed by Doug Hughes. He is a Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company, where he recently directed Patrick Marber’s “Howard Katz.” He also directed Eugene O’Niell’s “A Touch of the Poet,” Richard Greenberg’s “A Naked Girl on the Appian Way,” Jon Robin Baitz’s “The Paris Letter,” and Stephen Belber’s “McReele.” He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2005 for Best Direction of John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt.”
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