American Buffalo Revival 2022

Ages: 14+
Opened: April 14, 2022
Closing: July 10, 2022

American Buffalo - 2022 - Broadway History , Info & More

Circle in the Square (Broadway)
1633 Broadway at 50th St. New York, NY

Emmy and Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell will star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo.



Mamet will reunite with director Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow, A Life in the Theatre) for the production. Performances are set to begin in March 2020 with an official opening on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 in a Broadway theatre to be announced.




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4 / 10

So, I'll resist analyzing 'American Buffalo,' avoid trying to figure out whether the original interpretations of it still hold up, given what we now know about Mamet's beliefs. That leaves me with a production that feels like little more than an acting exercise.

Inside the All-Star Revivals of ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ and ‘American Buffalo’
5 / 10

Invective, repetition, manly backchat: the Mamet staples are here, but truly what gives with the damn coins? The actors make as much sense as they can of the foggy mystery and verbal extremity Mamet has written for them around these misplaced little shiny objects, but the playwright's hot air-so visible on Fox News this week-barely seems to merit his characters' heightened tempers, much less our interest. Still, Rockwell rocks it.

AMERICAN BUFFALO On Broadway to Require Audience Masking Through the End of its Run
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 24, 2022


There are two weeks left to see the Tony nominated Broadway revival of AMERICAN BUFFALO. The production will continue to mandate audiences to wear masks in this space, despite the recent industry announcement of masking-optional across other Broadway theaters beginning July 1st.  

AMERICAN BUFFALO Enters Final Weeks of Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 17, 2022


Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss currently star in the Broadway revival of AMERICAN BUFFALO by David Mamet, directed by Neil Pepe. AMERICAN BUFFALO will end its previously announced strictly limited 16-week engagement on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks AMERICAN BUFFALO Tony Nomination on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022


Sam Rockwell sat down with Seth Meyers on Late Night last night to discuss how he celebrated his recent Tony nomination for American Buffalo. Rockwell also discussed the extra pressure of performing with a Tony nomination, his theatrical background, and the recent audience disruptions at American Buffalo.

Laurence Fishburne Out of Tonight's AMERICAN BUFFALO Due to Positive Covid-19 Test
by A.A. Cristi - April 22, 2022


Laurence Fishburne, one of three megastars currently appearing in David Mamet's American Buffalo on Broadway, was sidelined from tonight's performance due to a positive Covid-19 test.

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Rehearsing AMERICAN BUFFALO Throughout the Pandemic on the TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - April 19, 2022


Sam Rockwell appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss his new role in American Buffalo on Broadway. Rockwell discussed growing his mustache for the role, performing in front of his famous friends in the audience, and how he and Laurence Fishburne rehearsed the play throughout the pandemic.

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Opening Night - April 15, 2022


Just last night, David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open, starring Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss.

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Bruce Glikas - April 15, 2022


David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open and BroadwayWorld was there to capture pictures of the guests on opening night!

Photos: AMERICAN BUFFALO Company Takes Opening Night Bows
by Bruce Glikas - April 15, 2022


Just last night, David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open, starring Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss. 

Review Roundup: AMERICAN BUFFALO Opens on Broadway Starring Darren Criss, Sam Rockwell, and Laurence Fishburne
by A.A. Cristi - April 14, 2022


Read all the reviews of the new 2022 American Buffalo Broadway Revival to see what all the critics thought of the David Mamet play in a new production starring Sam Rockwell, Darren Criss and Laurence Fishburne.

Photos: First Look at Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss in AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 7, 2022


Check out the first photos of Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss in American Buffalo at Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway!

AMERICAN BUFFALO Announces Digital Lottery and Rush Policies
by Stephi Wild - April 5, 2022


American Buffalo has announced its digital lottery and rush ticket policies! Find out how to get rush and lotto tickets to the production.

VIDEO: Couple Returns to AMERICAN BUFFALO 40 Years Later
by Nicole Rosky - April 4, 2022


Previews are now underway for the Broadway revival of American Buffalo, and the cast just welcomed back two very special guests to the Circle in the Square Theatre.

VIDEO: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Nicole Rosky - March 22, 2022


Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss will star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, directed by Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow, A Life in the Theatre). Performances for American Buffalo will begin today, March 22, 2022.

Photos: Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Bruce Glikas - March 18, 2022


Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss will star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s AMERICAN BUFFALO, directed by Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow, A Life in the Theatre). Performances for AMERICAN BUFFALO will begin on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. 

Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Stephi Wild - March 22, 2022


American Buffalo officially begins performances tonight, March 22, at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Opening night is set for April 14. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to Broadway!

Breaking: AMERICAN BUFFALO Will Now Open in Spring 2021
by Nicole Rosky - June 25, 2020


American Buffalo, written by David Mamet and directed by Neil Pepe, will officially open at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street) on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, exactly one year after its originally scheduled opening date.

Up on the Marquee: AMERICAN BUFFALO Returns to Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - March 5, 2020


Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, which begins previews on March 24, 2020 with an official opening on April 14, 2020 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street). This is a 16-week limited engagement through July 12, 2020.

Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss Pose With Nickel at Circle in the Square
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 28, 2020


The cast of American Buffalo met the beloved Nickel at Circle in the Square last night. See Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss strike posed with Nickel in an Instagram post below!

TV: Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - February 27, 2020


Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, which begins previews on March 24, 2020 with an official opening on April 14, 2020 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street). This is a 16-week limited engagement through July 12, 2020. 'It's a great play,' says star, Sam Rockwell. 'It's like a filet mignon. It's got no fat on it. It's lean and mean!'

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - February 26, 2020


Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, which begins previews on March 24, 2020 with an official opening on April 14, 2020 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street). This is a 16-week limited engagement through July 12, 2020.

Photo Coverage: Nickel the Buffalo Takes Residence at AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Jennifer Broski - February 20, 2020


To celebrate the upcoming revival of David Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO, directed by Neil Pepe, Nickel the Buffalo, a 9' x 5', 90 lb. life-size buffalo, took residence at the Circle in the Square today. Nicknamed Nickel, after the rare American Buffalo Nickel that sets the plot of the play in motion, the buffalo will greet patrons and ticket buyers in the theater's lobby during all box office hours and performances. Check out photos of Nickel's big moment below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss in AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 18, 2020


The first photo of Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss for Broadway's AMERICAN BUFFALO has been released!

Limited Number of Specially Priced Tickets to AMERICAN BUFFALO Will Be Made Available
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 18, 2020


To celebrate the upcoming revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, directed by Neil Pepe, a limited number of specially priced tickets will be made available on Thursday, February 20 at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office (235 W 50th Street). These one-time only prices are commensurate with the cost of a ticket to one of the play's previous productions, including the 1977 world premiere staging where American Buffalo received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play.

AMERICAN BUFFALO Starring Darren Criss and Laurence Fishburne Announces Special Pre-Sale & General On Sale Date
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 11, 2019


AMERICAN BUFFALO today announced a special pre-sale for fans of Darren Criss. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10am EST and run through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5pm EST. To sign up for access to the pre-sale, please visit http://darrencriss.me/BuffaloBway or text a?oeBUFFALOa?? to 415.675.8068.

Darren Criss To Return To Broadway In AMERICAN BUFFALO Revival
by A.A. Cristi - October 24, 2019


Darren Criss returns to the Broadway stage in David Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO.

American Buffalo History

Other Productions of American Buffalo

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1977   Broadway
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1981   Off-Broadway
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1983   Broadway Broadway Revival
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2000   Off-Broadway
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2008   Broadway Broadway Revival
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2015   West End West End
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American Buffalo - 2022 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2022 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play American Buffalo
2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Sam Rockwell
2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Scott Pask
2022 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Neil Pepe
2022 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Sam Rockwell
2022 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play American Buffalo
2022 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play Scott Pask

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