TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE: Frank Langella in “Man and Boy”
The fall theater season is off and running, so let’s see what the critics think of the first big play to hit Broadway.
Three-time Tony winner Frank Langella returns to Broadway as a ruthless businessman caught in an economic meltdown who attempts to save his company and reconcile with his estranged son. While it may feel ripped from Madoff-fueled headlines, it’s actually a revival of the 1963 play by prolific British playwright Terrence Rattigan.
“When Frank Langella plays good, he’s fine; but when he’s bad, he’s a wonder.” New York Times
“At least the ‘Man’ part of the title is in great hands — because the ‘Boy’ bit is a problem.” New York Post
“Secondary roles are exceptionally well cast in Maria Aitken’s well-oiled production, providing solid support for Langella’s suave and superbly nuanced perf of a towering figure teetering on the edge of a moral precipice.” Variety
“…his towering performance as Gregor Antonescu, a shrewd, rather sociopathic financier on the verge of collapse, at times threatens to eclipse the rest of Man and Boy.” Entertainment Weekly
Man and Boy officially opened Sunday, October 9 at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theater, 227 West 42 Street. Tickets are available online or by calling 212.719.1300.