The Citiblog

Frost Nixon by Diane Snyder
July 1, 2007, 10:50.47 am ET


One of the last places you’d expect Richard Nixon to find sympathy is the Broadway stage. But Frank Langella’s riveting portrait encompasses a wide range of characteristics not typically associated with the disgraced president. It may sound too insanely New Age to label Nixon a lonely, vulnerable man who was so fearful of losing his authority that he resorted to criminal endeavors to keep his enemies at bay, but Langella catapults this tragic flaw into such a vivid depiction that it defies easy classification.  more


                                              Photo: Joan Marcus


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