Frank Langella, who has won three Tony Awards, will play the starring role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway restaging of “Man and Boy” by Terence Rattigan. The play will be staged by the American Airlines Theatre. Previews will start on September 9, opening night will be on October 9, and the final bow will take place on November 27. The play will be directed by Maria Aitken.
The play takes place during the Great Depression and tells the story of Gregor Antonescu, a stern businessman whose company is about to fail. To stave off the mounting bills, Gregor finds his son Basil, from whom he was estranged and attempts to save his business by operating out of his son’s Greenwich Village apartment. Langella plays the role of Antonescu.
Langella won a Tony Award for his role in “Frost/Nixon,” and he was nominated for his role in the movie version of the same name. In addition, he has won a Tony Award for his role in “Fortune’s Fool,” and one for his role in “Seascape.” He was admitted to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003, has won six Drama Desks, three Outer Critics Circles, three Obies, the National Society of Film Critics, The Drama League, the Cable Ace Award, a Golden Globe nomination, an Emmy nomination, an Olivier nomination, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and the Boston Film Critics Award. His last role on Broadway was in 2008 when he played the role of Sir Thomas More in the restaging of “A Man for All Seasons” which was also produced by the Roundabout.