Frost/Nixon will be featured on NBC's "The Today Show" on Tuesday, June 26 between 8:30am and 9:00am (Eastern). NBC News National Correspondent Jamie Gangel reports on Broadway's newest hit play. The play opened on Broadway on April 22nd for a limited engagement through August 19th only at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).
Frost/Nixon is a new play by Peter Morgan, Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning author of The Queen and The Last King of Scotland. The cast of ten is led by three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as President Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen (The Queen) as Sir David Frost, and directed by Michael Grandage. Langella received 2007 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance.
In addition to Langella and Sheen, the cast features Remy Auberjonois (John Birt); Shira Gregory (Evonne Goolagong); Corey Johnson (Jack Brennan); Stephen Kunken (Jim Reston); Stephen Rowe (Swifty Lazar/Mike Wallace); Triney Sandoval (Manolo Sanchez); Armand Schultz (Bob Zelnick); Sonya Walger (Caroline Cushing).
Frost/Nixon transferred to London's West End following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse. Prior to coming to Broadway, the production played at the Gielgud Theatre through February 3, 2007.
"How was it that a famous British talk-show host, with a playboy reputation, was the one to elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from a former U.S. President?," state press notes. "This fast paced new play takes audiences into the minds of Richard Nixon and David Frost and shows the determination, conviction and lengths that these two men and their closest confidantes went to as they took the stage in one of the most hard fought political interviews in history."
Frost/Nixon is produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox and ACT Productions; David Binder, Debra Black, Annette Niemtzow/Harlene Freezer & The Weinstein Company.