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David Frost

Presidential perspiration the inspiration for 'Frost/Nixon'

Presidential perspiration the inspiration for 'Frost/Nixon'

Richard Nixon really works up a sweat in "Frost/Nixon." When the former president agreed to do a series of television interviews with David Frost in 1977, he had reason to perspire during that English interviewer's questions about Watergate. You'll be pulled into that political history by a Vagabond Players production that reproduces the wary give-and-take between the disgraced politician and the ratings-hungry TV journalist.

Peter Morgan's "Frost/Nixon" was an unlikely success on Broadway in 2007, because restaging an old scandal in a talk show format could have resulted in a static podium for theatrical bombast. Instead, the one-on-one confrontation between...