Theater review: Frost/Nixon

Photo: City Paper

Photo: City Paper

By Mark Cofta (City Paper) – Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon has proven itself on Broadway and film, but I was wary. How does an actor play someone as iconic and oft-parodied as Richard Nixon without slipping into caricature?

Dan Olmstead shows us how in New City Stage’s terrific production, with a sincere, unaffected performance that captures Nixon’s distinctive speech patterns and posture without exaggeration. It all begins with his 1974 resignation, watched by 400 million, but moves past public personas to a surprisingly intimate story.

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