China Doll 2015

Run Time:
Two hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 13+
Opened: December 4, 2015
Closing: January 31, 2016

China Doll - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

A two-character play about a billionaire, Mickey Ross, who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancee as he prepares to go into semiretirement; the other character is Carson, Ross's assistant.

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner David Mamet, CHINA DOLL will star legendary actor Al Pacino.

Mr. Pacino will be joined on stage by Fran Kranz (You Can't Take It With You, Death of a Salesman, "Dollhouse"), under the direction of Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park).

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Mamet's 'China Doll,' With Pacino in the Lead, Proves Fragile
7 / 10

Mickey spends most of 'China Doll' yammering away in one-sided conversation...Pacino doesn't veer far from his usual delivery, working in a characteristically disheveled and hot-tempered fashion...Mamet raises subjects that feel provocatively timely. One need only skim the business pages to read about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and a crack about politics...earns the biggest reaction of the night. But 'China Doll' too often gets itself revved up with no place to go and no clear position. The climax, which occurs impossibly soon after the events that set it in motion, would have benefited from a firmer hand by director Pam MacKinnon ('The Heidi Chronicles'). 'China Doll' is muddled, but it's still a treat to see Pacino, even if we're not always sure what he's doing.

Broadway Review: Al Pacino in David Mamet’s ‘China Doll’
5 / 10

Come back, come back, wherever you are, David Mamet. All is forgiven (even 'Race') if you will just quit jerking us around on non-plays like 'China Doll' and get a grip. There's material for maybe a one-act in this overblown character study of a power broker whose sins are about to catch up with him. But even with Al Pacino putting him through his emotional paces, this tarnished titan is going through hell in a vacuum, with no one to play off but unheard voices on the other end of the telephone.

Al Pacino's CHINA DOLL Recoups on Broadway
by Nora Dominick - January 21, 2016

CHINA DOLL starring Al Pacino has recouped on Broadway this week. The new play by David Mamet has recouped its $3.7 million investment costs according to The New York Times. 

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2015

China Doll, the new play by David Mamet starring Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, officially opens tonight, December 4, after a two-week delay. Directed by Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and co-starring Christopher Denham ('Master Harold'... and the Boys, Argo, 'Manhattan'), China Doll plays the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and marks the tenth presentation of a David Mamet work by Messrs Richards, Frankel and Treaxler on Broadway and in the West End.

Review Roundup: CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - December 4, 2015

CHINA DOLL is the new play by David Mamet starring Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Al Pacino. Directed by Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and co-starring Christopher Denham ('Master Harold'... and the Boys, Argo, 'Manhattan'), China Doll officially opens tonight, December 4th, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...

Support The Performing Arts Project: Bid To Meet CHINA DOLL's Legendary Al Pacino
by Michael Dale - December 3, 2015

Meet the stage and screen legend after seeing David Mamet's new play from VIP seats.

FLASH FRIDAY: CHINA DOLL's Al Pacino Wins a 1969 Tony For DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE?
by Michael Dale - November 20, 2015

He was a 29-year-old member of The Actors Studio when Patty Duke announced his name.

Photo Flash: First Look at Al Pacino and Christopher Denham in CHINA DOLL on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - November 19, 2015

CHINA DOLL is the new play by David Mamet starring Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Al Pacino. Directed by Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and co-starring Christopher Denham ('Master Harold'... and the Boys, Argo, 'Manhattan'), CHINA DOLL is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The press opening is scheduled for December 4th. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

Breaking News: CHINA DOLL Reschedules Opening From November 19th To December 4th
by Michael Dale - November 9, 2015

The new David Mamet play starring Al Pacino and directed by Pam MacKinnon will open two weeks later than scheduled.

CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2015

The limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), begins previews starting tonight, October 21, 2015, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with an opening night set for Thursday, November 19, 2015.

Box Office Opens Today for Broadway's CHINA DOLL with Al Pacino
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2015

The box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), home of the anticipated limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will open today, Wednesday, September 16.

Box Office Opens This Week for Broadway's CHINA DOLL with Al Pacino
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2015

The box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), home of the anticipated limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will open Wednesday, September 16.

CHINA DOLL Adds Additional Broadway Performances; Christopher Denham Replaces Fran Kranz
by Tyler Peterson - August 19, 2015

The producers of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award-winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), announced today that an additional 10 performances have been added to the production's limited Broadway engagement.

Up on the Marquee: CHINA DOLL, with Al Pacino
by Walter McBride - July 8, 2015

The world premiere of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, will begin previews on October 21, 2015, with an official opening on November 19, 2015, at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Check out photos of the marquee below!

Tickets to David Mamet's CHINA DOLL on Broadway, Starring Al Pacino, on Sale Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - June 5, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler have announced that tickets for David Mamet's new play CHINA DOLL, which stars Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, will go on sale starting Saturday, June 6, 2015.

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Will Open at Schoenfeld Theatre in November; Fran Kranz Joins Cast
by Nicole Rosky - April 2, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler just announced that AL PACINOwill return to Broadway in the world premiere of CHINA DOLL, a new play by DAVID MAMET. It will begin previews on October 20, 2015, with an official opening on November 19, 2015, at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The play will also feature FRAN KRANZ (You Can't Take It With You, Death of a Salesman, “Dollhouse”). Tony Award-winner PAM MACKINNON (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) will direct. The creative team will include scenic design by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane (Gigi, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, 33 Variations), lighting design by Russell H. Champa (In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)), and costume design by Tony Award-winner Jess Goldstein (Jersey Boys, Proof, The Rivals). Joining Pacino in the play will be Fran Kranz, who most recently starred on Broadway in You Can't Take It With You, as the assistant to Pacino.

Al Pacino Set to Return to Broadway in New David Mamet Play- CHINA DOLL; Opens Next Fall
by Nicole Rosky - October 16, 2014

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 fiancee as he prepares to go into semiretirement; the other character is Carson, Ross's assistant.'

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