Frank Langella takes a star's bow on the opening night of The Father.
Frank Langella takes a star's bow on the opening night of The Father.
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The Father, starring three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella, celebrated its opening night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 14.

The stars of The Father take their opening-night curtain call.
The stars of The Father take their opening-night curtain call.
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The new play by Molière Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton, makes its American premiere with Manhattan Theatre Club.

Tony winner Frank Langella returns to Broadway in The Father.
Tony winner Frank Langella returns to Broadway in The Father.
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Joining Langella in the cast are Tony Award nominee Kathryn Erbe (The Speed of Darkness), Brian Avers (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Charles Borland (A Man for All Seasons), Drama Desk Award nominee Hannah Cabell (Grounded), and Kathleen McNenny (Fish in the Dark).

Kathryn Erbe, Kathleen McNenny, and Hannah Cabell celebrate their opening night.
Kathryn Erbe, Kathleen McNenny, and Hannah Cabell celebrate their opening night.
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Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, the story is described as follows: "Now 80 years old, André (Frank Langella) was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne (Kathryn Erbe) and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can't find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he's losing control."

The cast of The Father: Charles Borland, Kathryn Erbe, Frank Langella, Kathleen McNenny, Hannah Cabell, and Brian Avers.
The cast of The Father: Charles Borland, Kathryn Erbe, Frank Langella, Kathleen McNenny, Hannah Cabell, and Brian Avers.
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Frank Langella (right) congratulates The Father translator Christopher Hampton and playwright Florian Zeller.
Frank Langella (right) congratulates The Father translator Christopher Hampton (left) and playwright Florian Zeller.
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Daredevil star Charlie Cox will appear in Manhattan Theatre Club's off-Broadway production of Nick Payne's Incognito.
Daredevil star Charlie Cox will appear in Manhattan Theatre Club's off-Broadway production of Nick Payne's Incognito.
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Barbara Walters heads into the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Barbara Walters heads into the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
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Oscar winner Lee Grant gets ready to see her friend Frank Langella in his Broadway return.
Oscar winner Lee Grant gets ready to see her friend Frank Langella in his Broadway return.
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Ari Graynor is on hand to see The Father on opening night.
Ari Graynor is on hand to see The Father on opening night.
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Leslie Gaines and Boyd Gaines get ready to cheer on Kathleen McNenny as she takes the stage in The Father.
Leslie Gaines and Boyd Gaines get ready to cheer on Kathleen McNenny as she takes the stage in The Father.
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It's date night for screen-and-stage couple Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker.
It's date night for screen-and-stage couple Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker.
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Marlo Thomas poses for photos as she arrives at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Marlo Thomas poses for photos as she arrives at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
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Nurse Jackie stars Edie Falco and Stephen Wallem smile for the cameras.
Nurse Jackie stars Edie Falco and Stephen Wallem smile for the cameras.
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Patrick Page starred on Broadway alongside The Father's Frank Langella, Hannah Cabell, and Charles Borland in Doug Hughes' revival of A Man for All Seasons in 2008.
Patrick Page starred on Broadway alongside The Father's Frank Langella, Hannah Cabell, and Charles Borland in Doug Hughes' revival of A Man for All Seasons in 2008.
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Carson Elrod and Geneva Carr pal around on the red carpet.
Carson Elrod and Geneva Carr pal around on the red carpet.
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Rachael Holmes and Orlagh Cassidy arrive for the performance.
Rachael Holmes and Orlagh Cassidy arrive for the performance.
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Kathryrn Erbe returns to Broadway in The Father.
Kathryrn Erbe returns to Broadway in The Father.
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Welcome back to Broadway, Frank!
Welcome back to Broadway, Mr. Langella!
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