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Bernard B Jacobs Theater

242 W. 45th Street

1 Hour 55 Minutes no intermission

April 22, 2007

Broadway Play (drama)

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Sun 3pm
Tue Through Sat 8pm

Frost/Nixon, the play written by Peter Morgan – a British screenwriter and dramatist - is based on one of the most immense television interviews ever, that occurred 30 years ago. The subject of the play is a series of interviews ex-president Richard M. Nixon granted David Frost – the famous British talk show host - on television in 1977. Nixon’s tacit admission of guilt for his role in the infamous Watergate scandal was the center point of the interviews.

This play, directed by Michael Grandage deals with the question of how David Frost managed to extract an apology from the former disgraced United States President. This was something the rest of the world always expected to hear from Richard Nixon, and the tacit apology came three years after his resignation.

The two main characters in the cast of 10 are Frank Langella – who portrays Richard Nixon, and Michael Sheen (the celebrated stage and film actor) – who portrays David Frost.

The fast paced play is scheduled for a limited run up to 20 weeks only and previewed on March 31, 2007 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, formerly known as the Royale Theater. It is slated to open on April 22, 2007 and close on August 19, 2007.

The Main Cast

Frank Langella, who portrays Nixon, is a veteran actor on Broadway and his performances include Turgenev’s Fortune’s Fool, Shaffer’s Amadeus, Marowitz’s Sherlock’s Last Case, and Hamilton-Dean’s Dracula, among many others. His performances Off-Broadway include Rostand’s Cyrano, Miller’s After the Fall, Webster’s The White Devil, Von Kliest’s The Prince of Homburg, Gide’s The Immoralist, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and A Christmas Carol.

Langella has also acted in films and in television productions. He has two Tonys, five Drama Desks, three Obies, two Outer Critics Circles, the Drama League, the National Society of Film Critics and the Cable Ace Awards to his name.

Michael Sheen, who portrays David Frost, is a stage and film actor. Born in Wales, he has acted in Caligula at London’s Donmar Warehouse, for which he received Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Actor in 2003. His other theatrical performances include Look Back in Anger (nominated for an Olivier), The Homecoming, Ends of the Earth (National Theatre), Amadeus (West End, Los Angeles, and Broadway), Don’t Fool With Love, and Romeo and Juliet, among others.

The Theater

Built in 1927 by the architect Herbert J. Krapp for the real estate magnates, the Chanin Brothers, the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater was then known as the Royale Theater. It remained so, except for a brief while from 1934 to 1936 – when it was known as the John Golden Theater, and was finally renamed on May 9, 2005.

The Bernard B. Jacobs Theater seats 1078, including 612 in the orchestra, and 420 in the front and rear mezzanines.

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