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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
at American Airlines Theater

SEASONS GREETINGS
By DAVID LEFKOWITZ
Published May 22 2008

  FRANK LANGELLA

Two months after the passing of Paul Scofield, the Roundabout Theater Company has announced an upcoming revival of perhaps his best-known show, A Man for All Seasons. After premiering in London's West End in 1960, Robert Bolt's historical drama came to Broadway's ANTA Theatre ( now the August Wilson)in November of 1961, netting a Best-Actor Tony for Scofield, who won an Oscar for reprising the role of Sir Thomas More in the 1966 film version.

The Roundabout and director Doug Hughes (Mauritius, Doubt) have tapped three-time Tony winner Frank Langella to play More in a revival set to begin previews at Broadway's American Airlines Theater Sept. 12 and open there Oct. 7.

Based on a true story, Seasons tells of 16th Century English chancellor More, who couldn't stomach King Henry VIII's desire to divorce his wife just because she couldn't bear him a son. The drama also features a Common Man character, played by George Rose, in the original production, who plays various roles and also comments on the action.

The Roundabout is currently offering another costume drama, Les Liaisons Dangereuses as well as the Hitchcockian romp, The 39 Steps. Next season also promises to bring the musicals Pal Joey and Dancin', as well as David Rabe's Vietnam-eras, Streamers, and the Lisa Loomer comedy-drama, Distracted.

 


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