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TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE: Frank Langella in “Man and Boy”

October 10th, 2011

The fall theater season is off and running, so let’s see what the critics think of the first big play to hit Broadway.

Frank Langella & Adam Driver. Photo by Joan Marcus.

MAN AND BOY

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.

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