Stacy Keach in Frost/Nixon at The Kennedy Center
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Featured review from Mary Brick
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I went into this performance with high expectations and this show did not disappoint. It was fast-paced, humorous, and poignant. Stacy Keach did a wonderful job as Richard Nixon and Alan Cox more than kept up with him. The supporting cast was very good. I was concerned that a 2-hour show with no intermission about Richard Nixon would have me squirming in my seat by the curtain call. Not at all. The time flew and I was very entertained. I definitely recommend this show.
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We had seats in the third row left. We heard all the lines very clearly. The show was very well done. The exchanges between Frost and Nixon were believable and riveting. Good acting. Two hours with no intermission, but moved quickly.
Quotes & Highlights
“A victory! Nail biting, fast, and fluid, Frost/Nixon has the momentum of a thriller and the zing of a comedy.” —The New York Times
“A prize fight you watch with the kind of fascinated delight rare in the theater” —The New York Post
“An undisputed winner.” —USA Today
Frost/Nixon, written by Peter Morgan—the writer of the award-winning films The Queen and The Last King of Scotland—tackles the question: How did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon? With a cast of 10 led by Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach, this fast-paced production was nominated for three 2007 Tony Awards including Best New Play. Directed by Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage, Frost/Nixon chillingly recounts one of the most monumental television interviews of all time.
About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.