UPDATE: This production has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more information.
Tickets for American Buffalo at Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway will be on sale soon.
Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Oscar & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss return to Broadway in spring 2020 to star in a hugely anticipated revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, once again directed by Mamet’s frequent collaborator Neil Pepe.
Mamet’s acclaimed three-hander first premiered in 1975 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and would swiftly celebrate its Off-Broadway premiere at the Theatre at St. Clements’s Church in 1976, picking up the Obie Award and Drama Critics’ Circle Award for ‘Best American Play’.
American Buffalo staged its Broadway debut in 1977 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, earning a Drama Desk nomination for ‘Oustanding New American Play’ alongside two Tony Award nominations. Since then, the play has been revived twice on the Great White Way – in 1983 at the Booth Theatre and in 2008 at the Belasco Theatre – and twice Off-Broadway (1981 and 2000). To the credit of the writer, American Buffalo has enticed a number of very familiar faces to grace the New York stage over the years, including Robert Duvall, Al Pacino, Cedric the Entertainer, John Leguizamo, and Haley Joel Osment, to name just a few. In London’s West End, American Buffalo also enjoyed a highly praised outing at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2015 in a production that starred John Goodman, Damian Lewis and Tom Sturridge.
This 2020 Broadway revival continues the trend in boasting a star-studded line-up. Starring as Donny is Laurence Fishburne, who most will remember as Morpheus in “The Matrix” trilogy or as “The Bowery King” in the “John Wick” movie franchize. He is joined by Sam Rockwell as Teach, who wowed television audiences in 2019 as Bob Fosse in the hit FX series “Fosse/Verdon” and won an Oscar in 2018 for his efforts in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Finally, playing the role of Bobby is “Glee” standout Darren Criss, who took his career to a new level thanks to a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning performance as Andrew Cunanan in 2018’s “American Crime Story” on FX.
This is your chance to experience three gifted actors at the top of their game in the intimate confines of the Circle in the Square Theatre bringing an American classic back to breath-taking life!
(Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Three small-time hustlers want a bigger cut of the American dream. David Mamet’s classic about loyalty and greed returns to Broadway more explosive and pointed than ever, exposing a timely American truth: crime and business are two sides of the same coin.