Monday, October 10, 2011

"Man and Boy" Opens on Broadway

The Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Terence Rattigan's 1963 play Man and Boy opened last night on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre. The play, which is about a Bernie Madoff style financial scandal in 1934, stars three-time Tony-winner Frank Langella in the lead role of Gregor Antonescu and is directed by Maria Aitken.

The reviews are in and all the attention seems to be going to Langella, who is supposed to be absolutely electrifying in this production. The script is nothing to write home about, nor is the design, it would seem, but Langella's lead performance is. Adam Driver, who plays the son of Langella's character, also got some good reviews in Variety Magazine. The costumes were praised in some reviews, as well.

Tony nomination prospects: Frank Langella will certainly be nominated in the lead actor in a play category, Martin Pakledinaz has a strong shot at a nomination in the costume design of a play category, and Adam Driver has a 50/50 shot at a nomination in the supporting actor in a play category.

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