Doug Hughes will direct revival of Bolt's play
Frank Langella will topline a Broadway revival of “A Man for All Seasons” this fall.Doug Hughes (“Doubt”) will direct the Roundabout Theater Company production, which opens at the American Airlines Theater in October. Langella will play Thomas More, the 16th century English chancellor who objected to King Henry VIII’s break from the Catholic Church, in the 1960 historical drama by Robert Bolt. “Man” is the first Rialto stint for Langella since the thesp picked up a 2007 Tony for his performance as Richard Nixon in “Frost/Nixon.” Actor, who also won Tonys for perfs in “Fortune’s Fool” in 2002 and “Seascape” in 1975, will star in the upcoming Ron Howard-helmed feature adaptation of “Frost/Nixon,” set for a Dec. 5 release. Roundabout staging of “A Man for All Seasons” will be the first Broadway revival for Bolt’s play, which was made into a 1966 film that starred Paul Scofield in the role he created on the West End in 1960 and reprised on Broadway in 1961. Bolt’s credits included the screenplays for “Dr. Zhivago” and “Lawrence of Arabia.” No other casting for the Roundabout revival has been confirmed. Creative team will include Santo Loquasto (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes) and David Lander (lights). Limited engagement begins previews Sept. 12 ahead of an Oct. 7 opening.