David Mamet’s 1977 drama will open in April 2020
Tony winner Laurence Fishburne and Oscar winner Sam Rockwell will star in a new Broadway revival of David Mamet’s 1977 drama “American Buffalo.”
Neil Pepe will direct the new production, which will begin performances this March ahead of an official opening on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in a Broadway theater still to be announced. The third cast member has yet to be announced.
The show, which follows three small-time criminals who plan a burglary of a valuable coin collection, received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play for the original production — which starred Robert Duvall. A 1983 revival starring Al Pacino and James Hayden won the Tony Award for best drama revival.
A 2008 revival starred John Leguizamo, Cedric the Entertainer and Haley Joel Osment.
The new production marks Fishburne’s first Broadway appearance since the 2008 one-man play Thurgood. He also received a 1992 Tony Award for his work in August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running.” His film credits include the “Matrix” trilogy, “Boyz N the Hood” and the last two “John Wick” movies.
Rockwell, an Oscar winner for 2017’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” last appeared on Broadway in the 2014 revival of Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love.” He is an Emmy nominee this year for playing Tony-winning choreographer and director Bob Fosse in FX’s “Fosse/Verdon.”
The producing team is headed by Jeffrey Richards, Steve Traxler and Stephanie P. McClelland.
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