CONFIRMED: Al Pacino-Led GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Revival to Play Schoenfeld Theatre; Opening Set for Nov. 11
Al Pacino will return to Broadway to star in David Mamet'S acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. PACINO, who was nominated for an Oscar for portraying the role of Ricky Roma in the film version, will now take on the role of Shelly Levene. Tony Award-winning director, Daniel Sullivan (The Columnist, The Merchant of Venice, Time Stands Still, Proof) will direct.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
Al Pacino made his professional acting debut off-Broadway, after studying with Herbert Berghof and later with Lee Strasberg at the Actor's Studio. He has won two Tony Awards for his starring roles in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie? He is a longtime member of David Wheeler's Experimental Theatre Company of Boston, and has appeared in Numerous New York, London and Los Angeles productions including: American Buffalo, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Salome, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Chinese Coffee, and Hughie.
He directed and starred in the film Looking for Richard, a meditation on Shakespeare's Richard III, which he conceived and directed (and for which he received the Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a documentary award from the Director's Guild of America). He most recently starred in the Broadway production of Merchant of Venice.
In 2007, 20th Century Fox released An Actor's Vision, a four-DVD set including Looking for Richard and two other plays Pacino directed for the screen, Chinese Coffee and The Local Stigmatic, along with Babbleonia, an overview of Pacino's career, his body of work and his perspectives on acting.
Pacino won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Independent Feature Project (IFP) at their 1996 Gotham Awards. In 2000, he was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In addition, he received the Cecil B. De Mille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press in 2001 and the American Cinematheque Award in 2005. In June of 2007, he received AFI's highest honor for a career in Film, the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pacino recently directed an independent documentary based on Oscar Wilde's Salome, titled Wilde Salome. This mixture of documentary, fiction, and improvisation is based on behind-the-scenes footage from his stage show.
Al Pacino is an eight-time Academy Award® nominee. After having received Best Actor nominations for And Justice for All, The Godfather Part II, Dog day Afternoon, and Serpico (which also earned him a Golden Globe Award), Pacino won an Oscar® for Best Actor for his performance in Scent of a Woman (for which he also won a Golden Globe Award). He received three Oscar® nominations as Best Supporting Actor for his roles in The Godfather, Dick Tracy, and Glengarry Glen Ross. He won an Emmy® and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Roy Cohn in HBO's award-winning adaptation of Angels in America. He also won an Emmy® for playing Dr. Kevorkian in the HBO film You Don't Know Jack.
Among Pacino's more than forty feature film credits are: Righteous Kill, 88 Minutes, Ocean's 13, Two for the Money, Merchant of Venice, Insomnia, Simone, The Insider, Any given Sunday, Donnie Brasco, The Devil's Advocate, Two Bits, Heat, City Hall, Carlito's Way, People I Know, The Recruit, Scarface, Author! Author!, Bobby Deerfield, and Scarecrow. He made his film debut in 1971 in The Panic In Needle Park.
David Mamet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Glengarry Glen Ross, will be represented on Broadway this fall with The Anarchist, starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger. He was last represented on Broadway with the critically acclaimed Race, which he also directed. He has also written Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Duck Variations, Reunion, The Blue Hour, The Shawl, Bobby Gould in Hell, Edmond, Romance, The Old Neighborhood and the recent adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance. A two-time Academy Award nominee for The Verdict and Wag the Dog, Mamet's additional film credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Untouchables, Hoffa, Ronin, The Edge, and We're No Angels. His nonfiction work includes The Wicked Son, True and False, and Bambi vs. Godzilla. He is a member of New York's Atlantic Theater Company, which he founded in 1985 with William H. Macy.
Daniel Sullivan is currently represented by The Columnist. Other directorial credits for MTC include: Time Stands Still, Accent on Youth, Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof and In Real Life. Among his other Broadway credits are The Merchant of Venice; The Homecoming; Prelude to a Kiss; Julius Caesar; Morning's at Seven; Major Barbara; I'm Not Rappaport; A Moon for the Misbegotten; The Heidi Chronicles; Conversations With My Father; Ah, Wilderness!; and The Sisters Rosensweig. Among his Off-Broadway credits are The Night Watcher, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Intimate Apparel, Stuff Happens, Far East, Spinning Into Butter, Dinner With Friends. From 1981 to 1997, he served as artistic director of Seattle Repertory Theatre. Sullivan is the Swanlund Professor of Theatre at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.