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Al Pacino Set to Return to Broadway in New David Mamet Play- CHINA DOLL; Opens Next Fall

According to the New York Times, Al Pacino will head back to Broadway next Fall in a new David Mamet play- China Doll, directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon. According to NYT, the play is "a two-character play about a billionaire, Mickey Ross, who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancée as he prepares to go into semiretirement; the other character is Carson, Ross's assistant."

Pacino told NYT: "It's a special gift to originate a role in the theater, especially written by such a formidable writer and I haven't done that in a long, long time."

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Pacino most recently appeared onstage in the 2012 Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross. He has also starred on Broadway in The Merchant of Venice, Hughie, Chinese Coffee, American Buffalo, King Richard III, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Camino Real and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? He won Tony Awards for 'Pavlo Hummel' and 'Tiger' and was nominated for 'Merchant'.

Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he has received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). Mamet's books include: The Old Religion (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy(2004), a Torah commentary with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner; The Wicked Son (2006), a study of Jewish self-hatred and antisemitism; Bambi vs. Godzilla, a commentary on the movie business; The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture (2011), a commentary on cultural and political issues; and Three War Stories (2013), a trio of novellas about the physical and psychological effects of war.



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