Glengarry Glen Ross: Al Pacino to star in revival
Al Pacino is returning to Broadway to star in a revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on 11 Nov 2012, following previews from 16 Oct 2012.
Pacino, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role as 'Ricky Roma' in the 1992 movie adaptation, will this time take on the role of 'Shelly Levene.' Further casting to be announced.
Pacino's many Broadway credits include: 'The Merchant of Venice' (Shylock - Tony nomination); 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (Pavlo Hummel - Tony Award); 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (Bickham - Tony Award). Pacino has starred in many films, but is perhaps best known for his role as "Michael Corleone" in "The Godfather" movies.
This production marks the 30th year anniversary of Glengarry Glen Ross, which Mamet wrote in 1982. It premiered in the 1983-1984 season at the Royal National Theatre in London. That same year, it made its American debut at Chicago's Goodman Theatre before moving to Broadway's Golden Theatre where it ran for a total of 378 performances.
Glengarry Glen Ross: The stakes are high at a fly by night Chicago real estate office: 1st prize- a new Cadillac, 2nd prize- a set of steak knives, 3rd prize- you're fired!
The play slices to the core of the American dream and exposes the depths people will go to stay on top of the game. Mamet himself worked in a real estate office in Chicago in 1969 setting up appointments for salesmen, and the play is influenced by the cutthroat politics he encountered.
Pacino and Mamet most recently worked together on the HBO Phil Spector biopic, written and directed by Mamet and starring Pacino and Helen Mirren. It will premiere in 2013.
The play was nominated for a Tony for Best Play when it premiered on Broadway in 1984. Directed by Gregory Mosher it starred Robert Prosky - in a Tony nominated role - as 'Shelly Levene.'
It was revived in 2005, directed by Joe Mantello, and starred Alan Alda as 'Shelly Levene.' The production won the 2005 Tony Award for best revival and earned Alda a Tony nomination. Jeffrey Richards was also one of this production's lead producers.
The creative team includes set design by Eugene Lee and costume design by Jess Goldstein.Al Pacino
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