Three-time Tony winner and Academy Award nominee Frank Langella will return to Broadway this spring in the American premiere of a new play by French novelist Florian Zeller called “The Father.”
The drama offers an honest look at dementia, with Langella playing an elderly man struggling to put the pieces of his life back together and connect with his caretaker daughter.
Presented as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2015-2016 Broadway season, “The Father” begins its limited engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on March 22, 2016, with an April 12 opening night.
Tony winner Doug Hughes (“Doubt”) will direct, reuniting with Langella after previously collaborating for the 2008 revival of “A Man for All Seasons.”
“The Father” previously won France’s highest honor for a new work in theatre, the Molière Award. Two-time Tony winner Christopher Hampton (“God of Carnage”) will translate Zeller’s play for Broadway.