Bobby Cannavale Joins Al Pacino in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Revival
The Fall 2012 Broadway revival of David Mamet'S acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS led by two-time Tony Award winner Al Pacino will also star Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale in the role of Richard "Ricky" Roma.
Bobby Cannavale is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company. He received the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, as well as a Tony nomination, for his performance in The Motherf**cker with the Hat. He made his Broadway debut in 2008 in Theresa Rebeck's Maurituis (Tony nomination). He also received rave reviews in the 2005 Off-Broadway revival of Hurlyburly. His many television appearances include "Nurse Jackie," "Modern Family," "Will & Grace" (Emmy Award), "Six Feet Under" and the starring role in "Cupid." This summer, he will work with legendary director Woody Allen on his untitled new film. Other film credits include Roadie, Weakness, Win Win, The Station Agent (Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival; SAG Award nomination), The Other Guys, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Diminished Capacity, Fast Food Nation, The Night Listener, Snakes on a Plane, Haven, Shall We Dance, Happy Endings, Romance & Cigarettes, Gloria, The Bone Collector and Washington Heights.
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 12th, with previews beginning on Tuesday, October 16th and an official opening date set for Sunday, November 11th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Tony Award-winning director, Daniel Sullivan (The Columnist, The Merchant of Venice, Time Stands Still, Proof) will direct.
This production marks the 30th year anniversary of the play, 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.
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! GLENGARRY 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.
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will have set design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Homecoming, Wicked) and costume design by Tony Award winner Jess Goldstein (Newsies, The Rivals, The Merchant of Venice).
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will be produced 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.
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