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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS CONCLUDES LIMITED ENGAGEMENT 12/14/08

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Final Week!

 

 

3-Time Tony Award¬ģ Winner

FRANK LANGELLA

 

In a new Broadway production of

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

By Robert Bolt

Directed by Doug Hughes

 

concludes its limited engagement Sunday, December 14th!

 

“Frank Langella is a living legend. His More is luminous.”

-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

“Gripping and absorbing. Frank Langella mesmerizes in a majestic and commanding performance. His physical decline — from a towering figure to an ashen, limping man — is shattering.”

-David Rooney, Variety

 

“Frank Langella gives an Indelible, irresistible performance.”

-Elysa Gardner, USA Today

 

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of A Man for All Seasons will play its final performance on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 PM. This revival of Robert Bolt’s classic A Man for All Seasons stars Frank Langella as “Sir Thomas More,” and is directed by Doug Hughes at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St).¬†

 

A Man for All Seasons began previews on September 12th and opened officially on October 7th, 2008. When it closes it will have played 29 preview performances and 73 regular performances.

 

The cast includes Hannah Cabell (Margaret More), Michael Esper (William Roper), Michel Gill (Duke of Norfolk), Zach Grenier (Thomas Cromwell), Dakin Matthews (Cardinal Wolsey), George Morfogen (Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop), Patrick Page (King Henry VIII), Maryann Plunkett (Alice More), Jeremy Strong (Richard Rich), Charles Borland (Jailor), Peter Bradbury (Steward), Patricia Hodges (Woman), Triney Sandoval (Thomas Chapuys) and Emily Dorsch.

  

The design team includes Santo Loquasto (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), David Lander (lights),

David Van Tieghem (original music & sound) and Tom Watson (hair & wigs).

 

A Man for All Seasons is a timeless exploration of politics, religion and power. Robert Bolt’s classic drama is based on the fascinating true story of English Chancellor Sir Thomas More and his moral objection to King Henry VIII’s plan to leave the Catholic Church.

 

TICKET INFORMATION & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines theatre box office (227 West 42 Street). 

Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $111.50.

 

A Man for All Seasons will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS EXTENDS

Roundabout Theatre Company

 

Announces

 

ONE WEEK EXTENSION!

Through December 14th, 2008

 

¬†3-Time Tony Award¬ģ Winner

FRANK LANGELLA

 

In a new Broadway production of

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

By Robert Bolt

Directed by Doug Hughes

 

“Frank Langella’s Sir Thomas More is a luminous entity.¬† Stage actors don’t reach the living legend status achieved by this charismatic star without giving good glow.¬† Mr. Langella haloes himself with such incandescence that you may wish you had brought along a pair of polarized glasses.¬† He is inarguably a Great Presence.”

– New York Times, Ben Brantley

 

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a one week extension of Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons starring three time Tony Award¬ģ Winner Frank Langella as “Sir Thomas More.”¬† Directed by Tony Award¬ģ Winner Doug Hughes, the new Broadway production will extend through December 14th, 2008.

 

A Man for All Seasons officially opened to critical praise on Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

 

The cast includes Hannah Cabell (Margaret More), Michael Esper (William Roper), Michel Gill (Duke of Norfolk), Zach Grenier (Thomas Cromwell), Dakin Matthews (Cardinal Wolsey), George Morfogen (Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop), Patrick Page (King Henry VIII), Maryann Plunkett (Alice More), Jeremy Strong (Richard Rich), Charles Borland (Jailor), Peter Bradbury (Steward), Patricia Hodges (Woman), Triney Sandoval (Thomas Chapuys) and Emily Dorsch.

 

The design team includes Santo Loquasto (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), David Lander (lights), David Van Tieghem (original music & sound) and Tom Watson (hair & wigs).

 

A Man for All Seasons is a timeless exploration of politics, religion and power. Robert Bolt’s classic drama is based on the fascinating true story of English Chancellor Sir Thomas More and his moral objection to King Henry VIII’s plan to leave the Catholic Church.

 

 

Frank Langella returns to Broadway following his Tony winning role in Frost/Nixon in 2007. Langella returns to Roundabout Theatre Company following the 1997 Off-Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac in which he starred, directed and adapted the book. Other Roundabout productions include The Father (1996) and The Tempest (1989). Doug Hughes is a Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company where he recently directed Patrick Marber’s Howard Katz, Eugene O’Neill’s A Touch of the Poet, Richard Greenberg’s comedy A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Jon Robin Baitz’s The Paris Letter and Stephen Belber’s McReele.¬† Hughes earned the 2005 Tony¬ģ, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Direction of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt.¬†

 

A Man for All Seasons premiered on Broadway in 1961 and won the Tony Award for Best Play. In 1966, the play was made into a feature film and went on to win six Oscars.¬† This production marks the play’s first Broadway revival!

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines theatre box office (227 West 42 Street). 

A Man for All Seasons will play a limited engagement. Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $111.50.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

A Man for All Seasons will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

BIOGRAPHIES:

Frank Langella (Sir Thomas More). Broadway: Frost Nixon (Morgan), Match (Belber),¬† Fortune’s Fool (Turgenev), The Father (Strindberg), Present Laughter (Coward), Amadeus (Schaffer), Hurlyburly (Rabe), Passion (Nichol), Seascape (Albee), Design for Living (Coward), Sherlock’s Last Case (Marowitz), Dracula (Hamilton-Dean), A Cry of Players (Gibson), Yerma (Lorca).¬† Off-Broadway: Cyrano (Rostand), After the Fall (Miller), The Old Glory: Benito Cereno (Lowell), The White Devil (Webster), The Prince of Homburg (Von Kliest), The Immoralist (Gide), The Tempest (Shakespeare), and A Christmas Carol (Menken/Ahrens). Films: Good Night, and Good Luck; Superman¬†Returns; Starting Out in the Evening; Lolita; Dave; The Ninth Gate; Dracula; Those Lips, Those Eyes; I’m Losing You; Diary of a Mad Housewife; The Twelve Chairs.¬† Directors include George C. Scott, Arthur Penn, Roman Polanski, Adrian Lyne, Sir Peter Hall, Mike Nichols, Susan Stroman, Ivan Reitman, Ridley Scott, George Clooney, Bryan Singer, and Mel Brooks. Television: PBS’ “Eccentricities of a Nightingale” and Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” ABC’s “The Beast,” HBO’s “The Doomsday Gun”, Vonnegut’s “Monkey House” for Showtime and HBO’s “Unscripted” executive produced by George Clooney. Honors: Induction into the 2003 Theatre Hall of Fame, three Tonys, five Drama Desks, three Obies, three Outer Critics Circles, the Drama League, the National Society of Film Critics, the Cable Ace Award, Boston Film Critics Award, as well as Golden Globe, Emmy and Olivier nominations, and an Independent Spirit Award nomination. The film Frost/Nixon directed by Ron Howard will open December 5, 2008.

 

ROBERT BOLT (Playwright). Robert Oxton Bolt was born in Sale in Manchester on 15 August 1924, the son of a shopkeeper. Early education at Manchester Grammar School was followed by a history degree at Manchester University. After serving in the Royal Air Force in World War II, Bolt qualified as a teacher and taught English in the prestigious private school Millfield between 1950 and 1958. It was here that, in his spare time, he wrote both radio and stage plays. Many of his radio plays received an airing and he also did some producing. In 1958, encouraged by the London success of his play The Flowering Cherry, he gave up teaching to concentrate full time on his writing. In 1960 he had two plays running in London, The Tiger and the Horse and A Man for All Seasons. The eponymous role of Sir Thomas More shot actor Paul Scofield to stardom, and A Man for All Seasons proved a huge hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway where in 1962 it was voted Best Foreign Play of the Year. This success attracted the attention of Hollywood, and producer Sam Spiegel approached Bolt to revise Michael Wilson’s script for Lawrence of Arabia. Directed by David Lean, it was Bolt’s first successful screenplay and he received an Academy Award nomination for it. Bolt won his first Oscar for his next collaboration with Lean, Doctor Zhivago in 1963. In 1966 his screen adaptation of A Man for All Seasons won him a second Oscar. Meanwhile, on stage, Bolt produced Gentle Jack in 1963 and a play for children, The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew at Christmas 1965. In 1970 another historical play, charting the relationship between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, Vivat! Vivat! Regina! played to full houses at the Chichester Festival and later enjoyed a long run in the West End.¬† When it was transferred to Broadway two years later it was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Meanwhile, Bolt wrote the screenplay for two films starring his then wife, Sarah Miles; Ryan’s Daughter in 1970 and the historical costume drama Lady Caroline Lamb in 1972. Sarah was both his second and fourth (last) wife; the first married in 1967, but divorced in 1976, then after a third marriage ended in divorce in 1985, Sarah and Bolt remarried in 1988. In 1972, Bolt was appointed a CBE. In 1976, David Lean approached Bolt with an idea to rework the story of the infamous Bounty mutiny and, for two years, he worked on this epic project, creating two versions. Before he could complete the second, however, Bolt suffered a massive heart attack in April 1979, followed by a stroke. His one completed script was made into the film The Bounty five years later in 1981, directed by Roger Donaldson. His final film script, for The Mission, was produced in 1986. Robert Bolt died on 12 February 1995 at the age of seventy.

 

DOUG HUGHES (Director) recently directed Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius for MTC.¬† He also directed John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt (2005 Tony, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards for Best Direction of a Play) and Shanley’s Defiance.¬† Hughes is the Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company, where he has directed Howard Katz, A Touch of the Poet, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Paris

Letter and McReele.  Other work in New York includes Inherit The Wind at the Lyceum Theatre (Drama Desk Nomination, Best Director; Tony Award Nomination, Best Revival), The House in Town at Lincoln Center, Frozen (Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel nominations) and The Grey Zone (1996 Obie Award, Direction) at MCC; Engaged at TFANA; Flesh and Blood (Callaway Award, Best Direction) at NYTW; Othello at the Public and Lake Hollywood at Signature. In May 2005, Hughes received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence. 

 

Lead support provided by Roundabout’s Play Production Fund partners: Beth and Ravenel Curry, Steven and Liz Goldstone, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Mary and David Solomon..

 

Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit theatres.¬† The company contributes invaluably to New York’s cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today’s audiences.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout’s mission.¬†¬†Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.¬†¬†Roundabout’s¬†Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its¬†musical and special event productions.¬† Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance¬†the work on each of its stages.

 

Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  American Express is the 2008-2009 season sponsor of the Roundabout Theatre Company.  American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company.  The Westin New York is the official hotel of Roundabout Theatre Company.   

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s 2008-2009 season also includes Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, starring Frank Langella, directed by Doug Hughes; Rodgers & Hart’s Pal Joey, starring Stockard Channing, Christian Hoff & Martha Plimpton, directed by Joe Mantello; David Rabe’s Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis; Steven Levenson’s The Language of Trees, directed by Alex Timbers; Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, starring Mary-Louise Parker, directed by Ian Rickson; Lisa Loomer’s Distracted featuring Cynthia Nixon, directed by Mark Brokaw and Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist, starring Matthew Broderick, directed by David Grindley.¬† Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps transferred to the Cort Theatre on April 29th, 2008.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men is currently booking the third year of its multi-award winning tour.¬† Twelve Angry Men is directed by Tony-nominated director Scott Ellis (Curtains).

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

A MAN FOR ALL SEASON’S PATRICK PAGE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

Roundabout Theatre Company’s A Man for All Seasons, starring Frank Langella¬†opens tomorrow on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre.

 

The New York Times 

Arts & Leisure 

October 5, 2008

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/05/theater/05mill.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=patrick%20page&st=cse&oref=slogin

 

The Grinch Meets Sir Thomas More

By STUART MILLER

 

LAST year, the director Doug Hughes took his nephew to see “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” on Broadway. Mr. Hughes was simply looking for some holiday fun, but he rediscovered, beneath the Grinch’s furry green costume, a fondly remembered Shakespearean actor.

 

Since coming to New York in 1993, Patrick Page has been known mostly for cartoonish roles, including more than three years as Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast” and three more as Scar in “The Lion King.” But in regional theater he is known as a Shakespearean leading man.

 

“I had met him years ago at Seattle Rep,” Mr. Hughes said, “and seeing him as the Grinch helped me connect the dots and realize that this was that fantastic actor who had played Hamlet, Claudius, Iago, Brutus, Antony and the Scottish king.”

 

So when time came to cast his revival of Robert Bolt’s play “A Man for All Seasons,” Mr. Hughes said, he knew exactly who he wanted to play Henry VIII opposite Frank Langella’s Sir Thomas More. “It is just one big scene, but it is crucial to the play, so I asked Patrick,” he said. “Whether it’s the Grinch or Iago or Henry, he has the imagination and skill to portray a character of this size that becomes a living, breathing, walking metaphor, and he could absolutely match up with Langella.”

 

Mr. Langella, by contrast, had never seen Mr. Page’s work. But, he wrote in an e-mail message: “The role of Henry was his four lines into his audition. Unmistakable gifts. The single most intelligent, beautifully prepared and excitingly acted audition I have ever seen an actor give.”

 

Mr. Page, 46, agrees that there is a through line from Macbeth and Iago to Scar and the Grinch to Henry: “a long line of egotists.” Whether it’s committing murder to ascend to the throne (in Shakespeare or Disney), or stopping Christmas and all that noise, noise, noise, or ditching one wife for another no matter the consequences, “these characters all have very strong desires and a ruthlessness about achieving them,” he said. “That, of course, is very fun to play.”

 

To read the full article click here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/05/theater/05mill.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=patrick%20page&st=cse&oref=slogin  

 

 

 

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS BEGINS PREVIEWS TOMORROW

Previews begin tomorrow Friday, September 12th at 8pm! 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

presents

 

FRANK LANGELLA

 

In a new Broadway production of

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

By Robert Bolt

 

with

Hannah Cabell, Michael Esper, Michel Gill, Zach Grenier, Dakin Matthews,

George Morfogen, Patrick Page, Maryann Plunkett, Jeremy Strong

Charles Borland, Peter Bradbury, Patricia Hodges, Triney Sandoval, Emily Dorsch

 

Directed by Doug Hughes

 

Opening night is October 7th, 2008

at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director)¬†new Broadway production of¬†A Man for All Seasons, starring Frank¬†Langella as “Sir Thomas More”,¬†begins previews tomorrow Friday, September 12th at 8:00PM.¬† A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt¬†and¬†directed by Doug Hughes¬†is playing¬†at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).¬†

 

The cast includes Hannah Cabell (Margaret More), Michael Esper (William Roper), Michel Gill (Duke of Norfolk), Zach Grenier (Thomas Cromwell), Dakin Matthews (Cardinal Wolsey), George Morfogen (Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop), Patrick Page (King Henry VIII), Maryann Plunkett (Alice More), Jeremy Strong (Richard Rich), Charles Borland (Jailor), Peter Bradbury (Steward), Patricia Hodges (Woman), Triney Sandoval (Thomas Chapuys) and Emily Dorsch.

 

A Man for All Seasons will open officially on Tuesday, October 7th, 2008.   This is a limited engagement through December 7th, 2008.

 

The design team will include Santo Loquasto (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), David Lander (lights), David Van Tieghem (original music & sound) and Tom Watson (hair & wigs).

 

A Man for All Seasons is a timeless exploration of politics, religion and power. Robert Bolt’s classic drama is based on the fascinating true story of English Chancellor Sir Thomas More and his moral objection to King Henry VIII’s plan to leave the Catholic Church.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street). Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $111.50.

 

Through ACCESS Roundabout, 100 tickets are available for the first preview performance (September 12th) for only $10 each. 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

A Man for All Seasons plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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ROUNDABOUT ANNOUNCES A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS CAST

 ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

Is pleased to announce the full cast joining 3-Time Tony Award¬ģ Winner

 

FRANK LANGELLA

 

In a new Broadway production of

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

By Robert Bolt

Directed by Doug Hughes

 

The cast will include:

Hannah Cabell, Michael Esper, Zach Grenier, Dakin Matthews, George Morfogen,

Patrick Page, Maryann Plunkett, Michael Siberry, Jeremy Strong

Charles Borland, Peter Bradbury, Patricia Hodges, Triney Sandoval, Emily Dorsch

 

Preview performances will begin on September 12th, 2008

Opening night is October 7th, 2008

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company joining 3-Time Tony Award¬ģ Winner Frank Langella as “Sir Thomas More” in a new Broadway production of Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, directed by Tony Award¬ģ Winner Doug Hughes.

 

The cast will include Hannah Cabell (Margaret More), Michael Esper (William Roper), Zach Grenier (Thomas Cromwell), Dakin Matthews (Cardinal Wolsey), George Morfogen (Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop), Patrick Page (King Henry VIII), Maryann Plunkett (Alice More), Michael Siberry (Duke of Norfolk), Jeremy Strong (Richard Rich), Charles Borland (Jailor), Peter Bradbury (Steward), Patricia Hodges (Woman), Triney Sandoval (Thomas Chapuys) and Emily Dorsch.

 

The design team will include Santo Loquasto (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), David Lander (lights), David Van Tieghem (original music & sound) and Tom Watson (hair & wigs).

 

A Man for All Seasons will begin previews on Friday, September 12th, 2008 and open officially on Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through December 7th, 2008.

 

A Man for All Seasons is a timeless exploration of politics, religion and power. Robert Bolt’s classic drama is based on the fascinating true story of English Chancellor Sir Thomas More and his moral objection to King Henry VIII’s plan to leave the Catholic Church.

  

Frank Langella returns to Broadway following his Tony winning role in Frost/Nixon in 2007. Langella returns to Roundabout Theatre Company following the 1997 Off-Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac in which he starred, directed and adapted the book. Other Roundabout productions include The Father (1996) and The Tempest (1989). Doug Hughes is a Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company where he recently directed Patrick Marber’s Howard Katz, Eugene O’Neill’s A Touch of the Poet, Richard Greenberg’s comedy A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Jon Robin Baitz’s The Paris Letter and Stephen Belber’s McReele.¬† Hughes earned the 2005 Tony¬ģ, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Direction of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt.¬†

 

A Man for All Seasons premiered on Broadway in 1961 and won the Tony Award for Best Play. In 1966, the play was made into a feature film and went on to win six Oscars.¬† This production marks the play’s first Broadway revival!

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines theatre box office (227 West 42 Street). 

A Man for All Seasons will play a limited engagement. Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $111.50.

 

Through ACCESS Roundabout, 100 tickets will be available for the first preview performance (September 12th) for only $10 each. 

 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

A Man for All Seasons will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES:

 

FRANK LANGELLA (Sir Thomas More). Broadway:¬†Peter Morgan’s Frost Nixon, Belber’s Match,¬†Turgenev’s Fortune’s Fool, Strindberg’s The Father, Coward’s Present Laughter, Schaffer’s Amadeus, Rabe’s Hurlyburly, Nichols’ Passion, Albee’s Seascape, Coward’s Design for Living, Marowitz’s Sherlock’s Last Case, Hamilton-Dean’s Dracula, Gibson’s A Cry of Players, Lorca’s Yerma.¬† Off-Broadway: Rostand’s Cyrano, Miller’s After the Fall, Lowell’s The Old Glory: Benito Cereno, Webster’s The White Devil, Von Kliest’s The Prince of Homburg, Gide’s The Immoralist, Pendleton’s Booth, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and A Christmas Carol (Menken/Ahrens). Films: Good Night, and Good Luck; Superman¬†Returns; Starting Out in the Evening (2007); Lolita; Dave; The Ninth Gate; Dracula; 1492; The Conquest of Paradise; Those Lips, Those Eyes; I’m Losing You; Diary of a Mad Housewife; The Twelve Chairs;¬†The House of D; Back in the Day.¬† Directors include George C. Scott, Arthur Penn, Roman Polanski, Adrian Lyne, Sir Peter Hall, Mike Nichols, Susan Stroman, Ivan Reitman, Ridley Scott, George Clooney, Bryan Singer,¬†Denys Arcand, and Mel Brooks. Upcoming film:¬† Frost/Nixon directed by Ron Howard released by Universal in December, The Box directed by Richard Kelly and All Good Things directed by Andrew Jarecki.¬† Television: PBS’ “Eccentricities of a Nightingale” and Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” ABC’s “The Beast,” HBO’s “The Doomsday Gun”, Vonnegut’s “Monkey House” for Showtime and HBO’s “Unscripted” executive produced by George Clooney. Honors: Induction into the 2003 Theatre Hall of Fame, three Tonys, six Drama Desks, three Obies, three Outer Critics Circles, the Drama League, the National Society of Film Critics, the Cable Ace Award, as well as Golden Globe, Emmy and Olivier nominations, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and the Boston Film Critics Award . Several dozen roles in America’s leading regional theatres include Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Anouilh’s Ring Round the Moon, Whiting’s The Devils, Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Shepard’s The Tooth of Crime and Barker’s Scenes from an Execution.

 

 

 

HANNAH CABELL (Margaret More).¬† Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Pumpgirl (Manhattan Theatre Club), Jane Eyre (The Acting Company), and Millicent Scowlworthy (SPF); other New York credits include Gentleman Caller (Clubbed Thumb), Mark Smith (13P), and Uncivil Wars (Pickup Performance Company). Regional: Dial M for Murder (Barnstormers Theatre); Sedition and Mary’s Wedding (Westport Country Playhouse). Training: MFA, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting.

 

MICHAEL ESPER (William Roper). Recently in Itamar Moses’ The Four of Us (MTC)and Edward Albee’s Me Myself and I (McCarter). NY: Crazy Mary and Manic Flight Reaction (Playwrights Horizons), subUrbia (Second Stage), The Agony and the Agony (Vineyard), As You Like It (NYSF/Public Theater), Big Bill (Lincoln Center), Gone Missing (Zipper), Moon Bath Girl (EST). Regional: Long Day’s Journey Into Night (dir. Garry Hines, Gaeity Theatre, Dublin), Blur (Dallas Theater Center), American Buffalo (Two River), Henry Flamethrowa (Trinity Rep), Drawer Boy (Penguin Rep.). Film: Bittersweet Place (dir. Alexandra Brodsky), Loggerheads (dir. Tim Kirkman), Light and the Sufferer (dir. Chris Peditto). Michael attended the B.F.A. program at Rutgers University. Associate Artist of The Civilians. AEA member.

 

ZACH GRENIER (Thomas Cromwell).¬† Broadway:¬† Voices in the Dark.¬† Theatre includes: ¬†Tartuffe (McCarter & Yale Rep), Stuff Happens (NYSF, Drama Desk & Drama League Awards for Outstanding Ensemble), Art (Royal George Theatre, Chicago, Jefferson Award nominee), A Question of Mercy (NY Theatre Workshop, Drama League Award), Uncle Vanya (Yale Rep).¬† Film: Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer, Zodiac, Rescue Dawn, Pulse, Swordfish, Fight Club and more.¬† TV: “CSI” (all 3), “Cold Case”, “Numbers”, “The Nine” (recurring), “Deadwood” (recurring), “24” (recurring), “Medium” and more.

 

DAKIN MATTHEWS (Cardinal Wolsey).¬† Broadway: Shakespeare’s Henry IV (Bayfield Award for acting, Drama Desk Award for adaptation).¬† Off-Broadway: Freedomland (Playwrights Horizons), The School For Scandal, The Hostage, The Lower Depths, and Women Beware Women (Acting Company).¬† Recent Regional: Shadowlands (LADCC Award), Hitchcock Blonde, Hamlet, and Major Barbara (OC Weekly Award) for South Coast Rep; The History Boys, Stuff Happens, Romeo and Juliet, and Water & Power with Culture Clash (Ovation and LADCC Awards) for Center Theatre Group; The Prince of L.A., Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, and The Merry Wives of Windsor for the Old Globe Theatre; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Dallas Theater Center); Hamlet (The Shakespeare Theatre, D.C).; and the title role in King Lear (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre).¬† Film: over twenty films, including The Fighting Temptations, The Muse, The Siege, And the Band Played On, Clean and Sober.¬† TV: over 200 shows including recurring roles on The King of Queens, Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives & Huff. ¬†Also former artistic director of California Actors Theatre, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival and The Antaeus Company, an Associate Artist of the Old Globe Theatre, a director, a dramaturge, an award-winning playwright and translator, a Shakespeare scholar, and an Emeritus Professor of English (Cal State, East Bay).

 

GEORGE MORFOGEN (Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop).¬† Broadway: Fortune’s Fool, An Inspector Calls, Arms and the Man, John Gabriel Brokman, Kingdom.¬† Off-Broadway includes:¬† Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre for a New Audience), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Delacotre), The Madras House (Mint), Richard II (Classic Stage, Bayfield Award), Heartbreak House (Pearl), Othello (Public), Uncle Bob (Soho Playhouse) and more.¬† TV: “The Jury”, “Oz”, “Law and Order” and more.

 

PATRICK PAGE (King Henry VIII). Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Grinch), The Lion King (Scar), The Kentucky Cycle, Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge-standby for Roger Daltry). Off-Broadway: Rex (title role), Richard II (NYSF). Regional: Leading roles at Long Wharf (Sergius), Oregon Shakespeare (Marc Antony, Autolycus, Brazen, etc.), Pioneer Theatre Co. (Cyrano, Richard III, Henry V), Alabama Shakespeare (Richard II),¬† Utah Shakespeare (Iago, Brutus, Armado, Jaques, Richard III, etc.), Indiana rep (Hamlet), Missouri Rep (Mercutio), Arizona Theatre Co. (Dracula), as well as Seattle Rep, ACT, Cincinnati Rep, and many others. Patrick is recipient of the Princess Grace Award, The Joseph Jefferson Award and the Utah Governor’s Medal for the Arts.

 

MARYANN PLUNKETT (Alice More).¬† Broadway: Saint Joan, The Seagull, Little Hotel on the Side, The Crucible, Me and My Girl (Tony Award), Sunday in the Park with George, Agnes of God.¬† Off-Broadway: Rodney’s Wife (Playwrights Horizons), Aristocrats (MTC).¬† National Tour: Agnes of God, Great Expectations.¬† Regional includes: ¬†Rodney’s Wife (World premiere at Williamstown), Park Your Car in Harvard Yard (Westport & Harvard), Jane Eyre (Geva), The Crucible (Long Wharf), Saint Joan (Huntington).¬† Film:¬† The Squid and the Whale, Center Stage, Fools Rush in and more.¬† TV:¬† guest leads on “Law and Order”, “Star Trek”, “LA Law”, “Murder She Wrote” and more.

 

MICHAEL SIBERRY (Duke of Norfolk).¬† Broadway credits include Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice with Dustin Hoffman and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music opposite Rebecca Luker. As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael performed such roles as Parrolles in All’s Well That Ends Well, Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew and Nicholas in Nicholas Nickleby, which toured to Los Angeles and Broadway. London credits include Billy Flynn in Chicago and Giles in Alan Ayckbourne’s House & Garden at the National Theatre of Great Britain. He has recently starred in the American National tour of Spamalot. Also Peter Hall’s As You Like It (Theatre Royal, Bath and BAM), Candida (McCarter Theatre) and Uncle Vanya (McCarter Theatre and LaJolla Playhouse). Film and TVcredits include: Silent Witness, The Grand, Jeeves and Wooster, Under the Hammer and Victoria & Albert. Graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.

 

JEREMY STRONG (Richard Rich).¬† Theatre: David Ives’ New Jerusalem (CSC / Walter Bobbie Dir.); Richard Nelson’s Conversations in Tusculum (Public Theater, Richard Nelson Dir.); Richard Nelson’s Frank’s Home (Playwrights Horizons & Goodman / Robert Falls Dir.);¬† John Patrick Shanley’s Defiance (MTC/ Doug Hughes Dir.); A Matter of Choice (John Gould Rubin Dir.); Conor McPherson’s Rum and Vodka (The Belt); Harold Pinter’s The Dwarfs, JT Roger’s White People (Williamstown Non-Eq); Fuddy Meers (Steppenwolf School); Look Back in Anger, American Buffalo, Marat/Sade,¬† The Indian Wants the Bronx (Yale); Richard III (RADA). Film: M Night Shyamalan’s The Happening / 20th Century Fox; starring in upcoming independent Humboldt County. Training: Williamstown Act One, Steppenwolf School, RADA Shakespeare Intensive. BA in English from Yale University.

 

CHARLES BORLAND (Jailor).¬† Roundabout Broadway:¬†Twelve Angry Men (National Tour),¬†A Streetcar Named Desire, Roundabout¬†Off-Broadway: A Shot In The Dark, MITF;¬†Missing Celia Rose, SPF;¬†Deathvariations, 59E59;¬†Lascivious Something, Cherry Lane;¬†Dirty Story, LAByrinth;¬†Out of Sterno, Cherry Lane. Regional:¬†Hamlet, Long Wharf;¬†The Merchant of Venice, Portland Center Stage;¬†Smash, The Old Globe. Television: “New Amsterdam,” “Numb3rs”, “Law & Order: CI”, “Jonny Zero,” “Whoopi,” “Third Watch,” “Ed,” “Hack,” “All My Children,” “Guiding Light,” “As The World Turns,” “One Life To Live.” Film:¬†Honored, Into The Fire. Training: The Juilliard School; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

 

PETER BRADBURY (Steward).¬† Broadway:¬† The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, The Herbal Bed.¬† Roundabout:¬†¬† The Overwhelming.¬† Off-Broadway: Back From the Front (The Working Theater), Bulrusher (Urban Stages), Snakebit (Century Theater), Passion Play (Minetta Lane Theater), Surviving Grace (Union Square Theater), A Late Supper (Maverick Theater).¬† Regional:¬† Pittsburgh Public, Cleveland Playhouse, Alliance Theater, Rep. Theater of St. Louis, Berkeley Rep., Coconut Grove Playhouse, Walnut St. Theater and American Conservatory Theater among many others.¬† Television: “Sally Hemings” (CBS miniseries), “Law and Order” (NBC) “Law and Order Criminal Intent” (NBC), “Rescue Me” (FX), “Another World” (NBC), “Guiding Light” (CBS), “One Life to Live” (ABC), “As the World Turns” (CBS) “All My Children” (ABC).¬†

 

PATRICIA HODGES (Woman).¬† Broadway:¬† Design for Living and Lion in Winter (Roundabout), The Best Man, Dancing at Lughnasa, Sisters Rosensweig, Six Degrees of Separation.¬† Off-Broadway: Woman Before Glass (standby for Mercedes Ruehl), Rose’s Dilemma (MTC), Communication Doors (Variety Arts), On the Verge (Acting Company), The Normal Heart (NYSF).¬† National Tour: Carousel.¬† Regional includes: Night of the Iguana (ACT, Seattle and Guthrie), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Pittsburgh Public), 3 Tall Women (Center Stage), The Seagull (Dallas Theater Center), Black Forest (Long Wharf) and more.¬† TV/Film: “Law & Order”, “Cagney and Lacey”, “Another World”, Heaven’s Gate.¬†

 

TRINEY SANDOVAL (Thomas Chapuys).¬† Broadway: Frost/Nixon. ¬†New York: Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue; As You Like It; The Idiot. Regional: Baltimore Center Stage, Yale Rep, Oregon Shakes, The Alliance, Old Globe, Milwaukee Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Alabama Shakes, Virginia Stage, San Jose Rep, among others. Over 35 productions of Shakespeare. TV: “The Sopranos,” “One Life to Live,” “All My Children,” recurring role on “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

 

EMILY DORSCH.¬† Yale: Richard III, Three Sisters, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Venus, Balm in Gilead, Fill Our Mouths, The Lacy Project and more.¬† Regional: Alls Well That Ends Well (Yale Rep), Self-Accusation & Baal (Yale Summer Cabaret), Wuthering Heights & The Human Comedy (Wayside, VA), Man of La Mancha (Show Palace, FL).¬† MFA from Yale School of Drama.

 

ROBERT BOLT (Playwright). Robert Oxton Bolt was born in Sale in Manchester on 15 August 1924, the son of a shopkeeper. Early education at Manchester Grammar School was followed by a history degree at Manchester University. After serving in the Royal Air Force in World War II, Bolt qualified as a teacher and taught English in the prestigious private school Millfield between 1950 and 1958. It was here that, in his spare time, he wrote both radio and stage plays. Many of his radio plays received an airing and he also did some producing. In 1958, encouraged by the London success of his play The Flowering Cherry, he gave up teaching to concentrate full time on his writing. In 1960 he had two plays running in London, The Tiger and the Horse and A Man for All Seasons. The eponymous role of Sir Thomas More shot actor Paul Scofield to stardom, and A Man for All Seasons proved a huge hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway where in 1962 it was voted Best Foreign Play of the Year. This success attracted the attention of Hollywood, and producer Sam Spiegel approached Bolt to revise Michael Wilson’s script for Lawrence of Arabia. Directed by David Lean, it was Bolt’s first successful screenplay and he received an Academy Award nomination for it. Bolt won his first Oscar for his next collaboration with Lean, Doctor Zhivago in 1963. In 1966 his screen adaptation of A Man for All Seasons won him a second Oscar. Meanwhile, on stage, Bolt produced Gentle Jack in 1963 and a play for children, The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew at Christmas 1965. In 1970 another historical play, charting the relationship between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, Vivat! Vivat! Regina! played to full houses at the Chichester Festival and later enjoyed a long run in the West End.¬† When it was transferred to Broadway two years later was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Meanwhile, Bolt wrote the screenplay for two films starring his then wife, Sarah Miles; Ryan’s Daughter in 1970 and the historical costume drama Lady Caroline Lamb in 1972. Sarah was both his second and fourth (last) wife; the first married in 1967, but divorced in 1976, then after a third marriage ended in divorce in 1985, Sarah and Bolt remarried in 1988. In 1972, Bolt was appointed a CBE. In 1976, David Lean approached Bolt with an idea to rework the story of the infamous Bounty mutiny and, for two years, he worked on this epic project, creating two versions. Before he could complete the second, however, Bolt suffered a massive heart attack in April 1979, followed by a stroke. His one completed script was made into the film The Bounty five years later in 1981, directed by Roger Donaldson. His final film script, for The Mission, was produced in 1986. Robert Bolt died on 12 February 1995 at the age of seventy.

 

DOUG HUGHES (Director) recently directed Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius for MTC.¬† He also directed John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt (2005 Tony, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards for Best Direction of a Play) and Shanley’s Defiance. ¬†Hughes is the Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company, where he has directed Howard Katz, A Touch of the Poet, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Paris Letter and McReele.¬† Other work in New York includes Inherit The Wind at the Lyceum Theatre (Drama Desk Nomination, Best Director; Tony Award Nomination, Best Revival), The House in Town at Lincoln Center, Frozen (Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel nominations) and The Grey Zone (1996 Obie Award, Direction) at MCC; Engaged at TFANA; Flesh and Blood (Callaway Award, Best Direction) at NYTW; Othello at the Public and Lake Hollywood at Signature. In May 2005, Hughes received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.¬†

 

Lead support provided by Roundabout’s Play Production Fund partners: Beth and Ravenel Curry, Steven and Liz Goldstone, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Mary and David Solomon..

 

Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit theatres.¬† The company contributes invaluably to New York’s cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today’s audiences.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout’s mission.¬†¬†Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.¬†¬†Roundabout’s¬†Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its¬†musical and special event productions.¬† Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance¬†the work on each of its stages.

 

Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  American Express is the 2008-2009 season sponsor of the Roundabout Theatre Company.  American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company.  The Westin New York is the official hotel of Roundabout Theatre Company.   

 

Currently playing at Roundabout is Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette and Boo, directed by Walter Bobbie.¬† Roundabout’s sold out production of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps is now playing at the Cort Theatre.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s upcoming 2008-2009 season will also include Rodgers & Hart’s Pal Joey, starring Stockard Channing, Christian Hoff & Martha Plimpton, directed by Joe Mantello; Bob Fosse’s Dancin’; David Rabe’s Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis, Lisa Loomer’s Distracted featuring Cynthia Nixon, directed by Mark Brokaw and Steven Levenson’s The Language of Trees, directed by Alex Timbers.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men is currently booking the third year of its multi-award winning tour.¬† Twelve Angry Men is directed by Tony-nominated director Scott Ellis (Curtains).

 

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

announces

 

3-Time Tony Award¬ģ Winner

Frank Langella

 

In a new Broadway production of

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

By Robert Bolt

Directed by Doug Hughes

 

Preview performances will begin on September 12th, 2008

Opening night is October 7th, 2008

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce 3-Time Tony Award¬ģ Winner Frank Langella as “Sir Thomas More” in a new Broadway production of Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, directed by Tony Award¬ģ Winner Doug Hughes.

 

The design team will include Santo Loquasto (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes) and David Lander (lights). Additional cast members and design team will be announced shortly.

 

A Man for All Seasons will begin previews on Friday, September 12th, 2008 and open officially on Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement.

 

A Man for All Seasons is a timeless exploration of politics, religion and power. Robert Bolt’s classic drama is based on the fascinating true story of English Chancellor Sir Thomas More and his moral objection to King Henry VIII’s plan to leave the Catholic Church.

 

Frank Langella returns to Broadway following his Tony winning role in Frost/Nixon in 2007. Langella returns to Roundabout Theatre Company following the 1997 Off-Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac in which he starred, directed and adapted the book. Other Roundabout productions include The Father (1996) and The Tempest (1989). Doug Hughes is a Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company where he recently directed Patrick Marber’s Howard Katz, Eugene O’Neill’s A Touch of the Poet, Richard Greenberg’s comedy A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Jon Robin Baitz’s The Paris Letter and Stephen Belber’s McReele.¬† Hughes earned the 2005 Tony¬ģ, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Direction of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt.¬†

 

A Man for All Seasons premiered on Broadway in 1961 and won the Tony Award for Best Play. In 1966, the play was made into a feature film and went on to win six Oscars.¬† This production marks the play’s first Broadway revival!

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets will be available in July by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines theatre box office (227 West 42 Street).  A Man for All Seasons will play a limited engagement. Ticket prices range from $56.50 to $101.50.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

A Man for All Seasons will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

ROBERT BOLT (Playwright). Robert Oxton Bolt was born in Sale in Manchester on 15 August 1924, the son of a shopkeeper. Early education at Manchester Grammar School was followed by a history degree at Manchester University. After serving in the Royal Air Force in World War II, Bolt qualified as a teacher and taught English in the prestigious private school Millfield between 1950 and 1958. It was here that, in his spare time, he wrote both radio and stage plays. Many of his radio plays received an airing and he also did some producing. In 1958, encouraged by the London success of his play The Flowering Cherry, he gave up teaching to concentrate full time on his writing. In 1960 he had two plays running in London, The Tiger and the Horse and A Man for All Seasons. The eponymous role of Sir Thomas More shot actor Paul Scofield to stardom, and A Man for All Seasons proved a huge hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway where in 1962 it was voted Best Foreign Play of the Year. This success attracted the attention of Hollywood, and producer Sam Spiegel approached Bolt to revise Michael Wilson’s script for Lawrence of Arabia. Directed by David Lean, it was Bolt’s first successful screenplay and he received an Academy Award nomination for it. Bold won his first Oscar for his next collaboration with Lean, Doctor Zhvivago in 1963. In 1966 his screen adaptation of A Man for All Seasons won him a second Oscar. Meanwhile, on stage, Bolt produced Gentle Jack in 1963 and a play for children, The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew at Christmas 1965. In 1970 another historical play, charting the relationship between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, Vivat! Vivat! Regina! played to full houses at the Chichester Festival and later enjoyed a long run in the West End, when it was transferred to Broadway two years later. It was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Meanwhile, Bolt wrote the screenplay for two films starring his then wife, Sarah Miles; Ryan’s Daughter in 1970 and the historical costume drama Lady Caroline Lamb ¬†in 1972. Warah was both his second and fourth (last) wife; the first married in 1967, but divorced in 1976, then after a third marriage ended in divorce in 1985, Sarah and Bolt remarried in 1988. In 1972, Bold was appointed a CBE. In 1976, David Lean approached Bolt with an idea to rework the story of the infamous Bounty mutiny and, for two years, he worked on this epic project, creating two versions. Before he could complete the second, however, Bolt suffered a massive heart attack in April 1979, followed by a stroke. His one completed script was made into the film The Bounty five years later in 1981, directed by Roger Donaldson. His final film script, for The Mission, was produced in 1986. Robert Bolt died on 12 February 1995 at the age of seventy.

 

DOUG HUGHES (Director) recently directed Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius for MTC.¬† He also directed John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt (2005 Tony, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards for Best Direction of a Play) and Shanley’s Defiance.¬† Hughes is the Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company, where he has directed Howard Katz, A Touch of the Poet, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Paris Letter and McReele.¬† Other work in New York includes Inherit The Wind at the Lyceum Theatre (Drama Desk Nomination, Best Director; Tony Award Nomination, Best Revival), The House in Town at Lincoln Center, Frozen (Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel nominations) and The Grey Zone (1996 Obie Award, Direction) at MCC; Engaged at TFANA; Flesh and Blood (Callaway Award, Best Direction) at NYTW; Othello at the Public and Lake Hollywood at Signature. In May 2005, Hughes received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.¬†

 

FRANK LANGELLA (Sir Thomas More). Broadway:¬†Peter Morgan’s Frost Nixon, Belber’s Match,¬†Turgenev’s Fortune’s Fool, Strindberg’s The Father, Coward’s Present Laughter, Schaffer’s Amadeus, Rabe’s Hurlyburly, Nichols’ Passion, Albee’s Seascape, Coward’s Design for Living, Marowitz’s Sherlock’s Last Case, Hamilton-Dean’s Dracula, Gibson’s A Cry of Players, Lorca’s Yerma.¬† Off-Broadway: Rostand’s Cyrano, Miller’s After the Fall, Lowell’s The Old Glory: Benito Cereno, Webster’s The White Devil, Von Kliest’s The Prince of Homburg, Gide’s The Immoralist, Pendleton’s Booth, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and A Christmas Carol (Menken/Ahrens). Films: Good Night, and Good Luck; Superman¬†Returns; Starting Out in the Evening (2007); Lolita; Dave; The Ninth Gate; Dracula; 1492; The Conquest of Paradise; Those Lips, Those Eyes; I’m Losing You; Diary of a Mad Housewife; The Twelve Chairs;¬†The House of D; Back in the Day.¬† Directors include George C. Scott, Arthur Penn, Roman Polanski, Adrian Lyne, Sir Peter Hall, Mike Nichols, Susan Stroman, Ivan Reitman, Ridley Scott, George Clooney, Bryan Singer,¬†Denys Arcand, and Mel Brooks. Upcoming film:¬† Frost/Nixon directed by Ron Howard released by Universal in December, The Box with Cameron Diaz directed by Richard Kelly and All Good Things directed by Andrew Jarecki.¬† Television: PBS’ “Eccentricities of a Nightingale” and Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” ABC’s “The Beast,” HBO’s “The Doomsday Gun”, Vonnegut’s “Monkey House” for Showtime and HBO’s “Unscripted” executive produced by George Clooney. Honors: Induction into the 2003 Theatre Hall of Fame, three Tonys, six Drama Desks, three Obies, three Outer Critics Circles, the Drama League, the National Society of Film Critics, the Cable Ace Award, as well as Golden Globe, Emmy and Olivier nominations, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and the Boston Film Critics Award . Several dozen roles in America’s leading regional theatres include Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Anouilh’s Ring Round the Moon, Whiting’s The Devils, Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Shepard’s The Tooth of Crime and Barker’s Scenes from an Execution.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit theatres.¬† The company contributes invaluably to New York’s cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today’s audiences.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout’s mission.¬†¬†The off Broadway Theatre Center, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre¬†and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is¬†perfectly suited to showcasing¬†new plays.¬† The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.¬†¬†Roundabout’s¬†Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its¬†musical and special event productions.¬† Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance¬†the work on each of its stages.

 

Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  American Express is the 2008-2009 season sponsor of the Roundabout Theatre Company.  American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company.  The Westin New York is the official hotel of Roundabout Theatre Company.   

 

Productions playing during Roundabout’s 2008 spring season include Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George starring Daniel Evans & Jenna Russell, directed by Sam Buntrock; Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Laura Linney & Ben Daniels, directed by Rufus Norris; Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette and Boo, directed by Walter Bobbie.¬† Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps transferred to the Cort Theatre on April 29th, 2008.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s upcoming 2008-2009 season will also include Rodgers & Hart’s Pal Joey, directed by Joe Mantello; Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele; David Rabe’s Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis and Lisa Loomer’s Distracted featuring Cynthia Nixon, directed by Mark Brokaw.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Reginald Rose‘s Twelve Angry Men has extended its multi-award winning touring production for a second year.¬† Directed by Tony-nominated director Scott Ellis (Curtains) and starring Richard Thomas as “Juror #8,” Twelve Angry Men is appearing in numerous cities across the country in Spring 2008 including Hartford, Charlotte, Nashville and Toronto.

 

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