American Buffalo Revival 1983

Ages: 14+
Opened: October 27, 1983
Closing: February 04, 1984

American Buffalo - 1983 - Broadway History , Info & More

Booth Theatre (Broadway)
222 West 45th St. New York, NY

One of Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet's defining works, American Buffalo* opens at The Grove Theatre on Friday, February 28th. In 1977, when American Buffalo opened on Broadway, it was hailed as a new American classic, nominated for a Tony Award and won both an Obie Award, and a New York Critics Circle Award.

A classic tragedy, a modern masterpiece, American Buffalo is a story of three men struggling in the pursuit of their distorted vision of the American Dream. During one long day in a run-down junk shop, three men of great ambition and low morals plan a heist of a customer's valuable coin collection. When the con goes awry, it's every man for himself. This fast paced drama is all aggression and testosterone, with characters wielding words like weapons to intimidate, cajole and manipulate each other. By turns touching and cynical, poignant and violent, filled with explosive humor, frenetic energy and surprising tenderness, American Buffalo is a piercing story of how people can be corrupted into betraying their ideals and those they love. The results are hilarious, powerful and ultimately tragic in a play that's recognized as a modern masterpiece.

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American Buffalo has had 9 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1977, Off-Broadway which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2008, West End which opened in 2015 and Broadway which opened in 2022.
American Buffalo has been nominated for the Performance category at the Theatre World Awards, specifically for J.J. Johnston.
American Buffalo has won the Performance (Theatre World Awards) for J.J. Johnston.