Glengarry Glen Ross: Bobby Cannavale joins cast
Bobby Cannavale will star as 'Richard 'Ricky' Roma' opposite the previously announced Al Pacino as 'Shelly Levene,' in the Broadway 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. No furhter casting has been announced.
Cannavale's has appeared on Broadway as 'Jackie' in 'The Motherf**cker with the Hat' and as 'Dennis' in 'Mauritius,' on both occasions he received Tony nominations for his performances. As well as Glengarry Glen Ross, Cannavale is also scheduled to star on Broadway in 2013 in the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming revival of Clifford Odets' 'The Big Knife.' Connavale won an Emmy Award for his recurring role as "Vince D'Angelo" in the TV sitcom "Will & Grace."
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.
The revival is being produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals who produced the 2005 Tony Award winning revival and subsequently worked with Mamet, producing 'November,' 'Speed-The-Plow,' 'A Life in The Theatre' and 'Race.' Richards and Frankel will be producing the new David Mamet play, 'The Anarchist' this fall on Broadway.
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.Bobby Cannavale
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