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American Buffalo: Tickets are on sale to the general public


Tickets are now on sale to the geeral public for the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, directed by Robert Falls, starring Cedric the Entertainer, John Leguizamo and Haley Joel Osment, opening at the Belasco Theatre on 17 Nov 2008, following previews from 31 Oct and playing through to 19 Apr 2009.

Tickets for the production were originally announced to go on sale on 4 Sep 2008, but went on sale on 29 Aug 2008 without any prior announcement.

American Buffalo tells the story of 'Don Dubrow,' (Cedric the Entertainer,) the owner of a junkshop, who decides along with his assistant 'Bobby' (Haley Joel Osment) and his friend 'Teach,' (John Leguizamo) to rob a customer who they think owns a coin collection. However, their plans stir up their own rivalries.

American Buffalo, the first of Mamet's plays to be performed on Broadway, had its Broadway premiere in 1977, directed by Ulu Grosbard, it starred Robert Duvall as 'Teacher' and Kenneth McMillan as 'Donny Dubrow.' It was first revived in 1983, directed by Arvin Brown, and featured Al Pacino as 'teacher' and 'J. J. Johnston' as 'Donny Dubrow.'

American Buffalo is the second David Mamet play to be revived on Broadway this season, Speed-the-Plough is to begin performances at the Belasco Theatre from 3 Oct 2008.

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