Al Pacino Wants to Take the Chicago Stage

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Al Pacino told the publication's columnist Bill Zwecker that he wants to do a play in Chicago and has pitched the idea to a couple of Chicago theaters. As Pacino put it, "anybody who would have me." Pacino said he would like to do Shakespeare, O'Neill or Mamet.

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The Goodman Theatre has also confirmed to the Sun-Times that it has been keeping a list of plays with roles for Al Pacino, including The Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Shaffer, Arthur Miller's All My Sons, The Lion in Winter and Romeo and Juliet.

Pacino will next appear on Broadway in Glengarry Glen Ross as Shelly "The Machine" Levene. He has also taken the Broadway stage in The Merchant of Venice, Hughie (which he also directed), Salome, Chinese Coffee, American Buffalo, King Richard III, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Camino Real and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, for which he won a Tony Award.

The Oscar-winning actor's film credits include The Godfather trilogy, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, The Panic in Needle Park, Dick Tracy, Glengarry Glen Ross, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, …And Justice for All, and more.

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