Monday, August 21, 2006

London's Frost/Nixon Opens Tonight

London's Frost/Nixon Opens Tonight

Director Michael Grandage, whose musical revivals of Guys And Dolls and Evita have electrified London audiences over the past year, is about to enjoy yet another opening this evening. But this time, it's by taking dramatic license with the historic mid-7os interviews of the only United States president to ever resign -- Richard M. Nixon -- by Sir David Frost in Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon. In The Donmar Warehouse production, Frank Langella will portray Nixon, while Michael Sheen takes on the role of Frost.

While the Frost/Nixon interviews made for compelling television back in 1977, will a dramatic theatrical recreation be riveting enough to capture critical buzz? We'll find out over the next few days as critics review the production.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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Sheen/Langella to Portray Frost/Nixon in London (June 2, 2006)

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At 22 August, 2006, Blogger Corey said...

This I really want to see. I think Frank Langella is a genious. Great casting choice.

At 22 August, 2006, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Corey -- I would love to see this as well and wonder whether it's success with critics will lend itself toward a Broadway or American transfer.

Variety called it, "engrossing by Michael Grandage's taut, perfectly cast production."

The Times (of London) is saying, "Factual, fictional, it makes for riveting drama."

I'll be reporting more on other critiques when my "day job" calms down!


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