2016-2017 Season

Frank Langella to be Honored at 2017 Gala

Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by Roundabout


Gala 2015We're happy to announce that 2017 Spring Gala will honor legendary four‐time Tony winning stage and film actor Frank Langella with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 27, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria.

Internationally renowned stage and screen actor Frank Langella will be honored for his unparalleled career spanning more than a half century. This year, Mr. Langella received his fourth Tony Award, his sixth Drama Desk Award, and his fourth Outer Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed performance in The Father on Broadway. He is, in fact, the only actor who has pulled off that same hat trick twice before with Fortune’s Fool in 2002 and Frost/Nixon in 2007. He also received an Academy Award nomination for revisiting the role of “Richard Nixon” in Ron Howard’s film. On screen he was most recently celebrated for his work in the film Youth in Oregon (Tribeca Film Festival), and the television series “All the Way” (HBO) and “The Americans” (FX). His New York Times bestselling memoir, Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them, chronicling his myriad encounters with some of the past century’s most famous celebrities and cultural elite, was published by HarperCollins in 2012.

A longtime friend of Roundabout and star of many productions, Mr. Langella has appeared in the acclaimed stagings of Man and Boy, A Man for All Seasons, Strindberg’s The FatherCyrano de Bergerac and The Tempest.

The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre is named after the late Jason Robards for his longstanding relationship with Roundabout and memorable body of stage work. It is given to those who have made an indelible impact on both Roundabout and the theatre world.

For more information about our galas, please visit our website.

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iifI’m thrilled to share that Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan has come onboard to direct Steven Levenson’s If I Forget at the Laura Pels Theatre this winter. Dan is a longtime member of the Roundabout family, having directed fantastic productions of Intimate Apparel, Prelude to a Kiss, and Major Barbara on our stages. His long roster of Broadway credits includes Glengarry Glen Ross, Rabbit Hole, The Merchant of Venice, and Proof, and he’s also known for many seasons of work at The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.

Dan is a truly gifted director of new work, and I’m thrilled to have him at the helm of Steven’s wonderful play.

If I Forget begins previews on February 2, with an Opening Night set for February 22, 2017. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through April 30, 2017. Casting and creative team will be announced soon.


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The Price

I am thrilled to share complete casting details for this season’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Price, directed by Terry Kinney. Danny DeVito (Gregory Solomon) will be making his Broadway debut alongside the previously announced John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub, and Jessica Hecht.

Danny, who is also making his Roundabout debut, needs little introduction. An accomplished director, a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning film and television actor, an Academy Award-nominated producer, and an experienced theater actor with credits in New York and on London’s West End (most recently in an acclaimed 2012 production of Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys), Danny is an incomparable presence on stage and screen. His many career credits include “Taxi,” "The Rainmaker," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” "Weiner-Dog," and the upcoming "The Comedian."

I’m honored to have Danny joining this already exceptional cast.

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