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Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits

The cast of current Broadway revival of David Mamet's masterpiece American Buffalo, John Leguizamo, Cedric The Entertainer, and Haley Joel Osment were immortalized on the walls of Sardi's Restaurant on Nov. 11th. They joined the hundreds of theatre icons ensconced in places of honor gazing down upon the diners.

Sardi's owner, Max Klimavicius, revealed the drawings to the eagerly anticipating trio.

David Mamet's classic American comedic drama American Buffalo, directed by two time Tony Award winner Robert Fallsand starring Tony Award nominee John Leguizamo, and in their Broadway debuts,Cedric The Entertainer and Academy Award nominee Haley Joel Osment, follows three small-time crooks who wax philosophically about society while conspiring to steal a rare and valuable coin from a neighborhood collector.  Volcanic and motor mouthed Teach (Leguizamo) schemes and spars with fatherly, street-smart junk shop owner Donny (Cedric The Entertainer) enlisting Bobby (Osment), a slow-witted and desperate young delinquent, to carry out their misbegotten robbery. A hilarious, banter-fueled heist comedy and a heartbreaking portrait of criminal desperation,American Buffalo's all-star cast is powered by David Mamet's stark, rapid-fire, uniquely American and unforgettable dialogue.

David Mamet is Broadway's preeminent playwright.  American Buffalo and Glengarry, Glen Ross are two of his most renowned plays with Crytogram and Oleanna being but two of his Off-Broadway triumphs.  Mr. Mamet has written the screenplays of such Hollywood hits as The Verdict and Wag the Dog (Oscar nominations for both), The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, Ronin and State and Main.

Robert Falls, artistic director of Chicago's Goodman Theater which received the Regional Theatre Tony Award under his helm in 1991, has had numerous Broadway successes.  He received a Tony award for the 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, starring Brian Dennehy, and also directed Eugene O'Neill's Long Days Journey Into Night, starring Dennehy, Vanessa Redgrave, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Robert Sean Leonard, which received three Tony Awards.

American Buffalo is produced by Elliot Martin, Ben Sprecher, Louise Forlenza, Bryan Bantry/Michae  S. Rosenberg, Max Weitzenhoffer/Nica Burns, Wendy Federman, The Bozeman Group LLC, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Jay Harris, William Franzblau, Oscar Joyner, Ken Wydro/Vy Higginsen, Ray Larsen and Nelle Nugent in association with Max Cooper and Norton Herrick.

American Buffalo will play the following schedule at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues): Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.  Tickets can be arranged through www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6262 / (888) 268-2020 (outside the NY Metro Area).  For more information, visitwww.AmericanBuffaloBroadway.com.

Photo Credit Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
John Leguizamo

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
John Leguizamo

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
John Leguizamo

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Max Klimavicius and Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Max Klimavicius and Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer and Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer, Haley Joel Osment and John Leguizamo

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer, Haley Joel Osment and John Leguizamo

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
John Leguizamo

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Haley Joel Osment

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Stars View Sardi's Portraits
Cedric The Entertainer


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