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The Father: Starring Frank Langella

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The Father
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The Father on Broadway - Show Summary
The Father is a play by Florian Zeller, a French writer whose other plays include L’Autre, Le Manège, and La Vérité.  Originally published under the French name Le Père, this play was translated by Christopher Hampton and has so far had successful runs in the United Kingdom, first in Bath and later at the Tricycle Theatre in London.  A West End run is also planned for later this year. Coming to Broadway with previews beginning in March 2016, The Father is by Manhattan Theatre Club at the non-profit’s Broadway venue, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

The play will star Frank Langella, the highly acclaimed actor whose other Broadway roles have included the shows Man and Boy, A Man for All Seasons, Frost/Nixon (for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role), Match, and Fortune’s Fool. The show is directed by Doug Hughes, who also helmed A Man for All Seasons starring Frank Langella.  Hughes’ other Broadway directing credits include The Big Knife, Outside Mullingar, An Enemy of the People, and Born Yesterday, among many others. Florian Zeller won the prestigious Molière Award for new plays for The Father. The translator, Christopher Hampton, has also translated many plays by Yasmina Reza, and he also wrote Les Liaisons Dangereuses among other works.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show
Previews Begin: 03/22/16
Show Opens: 04/14/16
Show Closes: 06/19/16
Number of Performances: 7-8 shows per week
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Should You See The Father On Broadway?

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  What Is The Father Like?
The Father received excellent reviews in its U.K. productions, and it will surely make a huge splash on Broadway. With an incredible lead performance by three time Tony Award winner Frank Langella, this production will surely match or even outshine the success of the London runs. The Telegraph paper in London described this play as one of the must acute and absorbing portraits of dementia that writer had ever seen. Frank Langella plays Andre, an 88 year-old man who is showing the first signs of a degenerative mental disorder. His daughter Anne is preoccupied with her inheritance. As he loses the ability to take control over his life, Anne even gains power over his final will and testament. This is a shocking and poignant portrayal of intimate human issues, causing the viewer to conflate the real and the imaginary as we witness the rational mind fade into the past.

Is The Father Good for Kids?
Yes, this show is most appropriate for children over the age of 9. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Frank Langella as Andre
  • Christopher Hampton
  • Frank Langella and Hannah Cabell
  • The Father at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
  • Frank Langella and Hannah Cabell
  • Frank Langella
  • Frank Langella and Kathryn Erbe
  • Florian Zeller
  • Charles Borland and Frank Langella
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Cast Members:
Frank Langella as Andre
Kathryn Erbe as Anne
Liz Wisan
Brian Avers
Charles Borland
Hannah Cabell

Broadway Theatre:
Samuel J Friedman Theatre
261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:
Manhattan Theatre Club

47th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Samuel J. Friedman Box Office Hours:
Monday: 12pm - 6pm, Tuesday: 12pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday & Saturday: 10am - 8:30pm, Thursday & Friday: 12pm - 8:30pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Seating Map:
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Show Duration:
This show runs for 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.

Production Stage Manager:
James Fitzsimmons

Press Agent:

Boneau Bryan-Brown

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  Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
Florie Seery at Manhattan Theatre Club
Company Manager:
Erin Moeller at Manhattan Theatre Club
Casting Director:
Nancy Piccione at Manhattan Theatre Club
Executive Director:
Barry Grove at Manhattan Theatre Club
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Production Credits:

Doug Hughes (Direction)
Christopher Hampton (Adaptation)
Catherine Zuber (Costume Design)
Fits Patton (Sound and Original Music)
Scott Pask (Set Design)
Other Credits:
Florian Zeller (Book)
Christopher Hampton (Translation)
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Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is located at:
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257 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
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235 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.