The hottest ticket on Broadway this fall will be David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Glengarry Glen Ross," starring Al Pacino. The play, about cut-throat sharks who sell real estate in the swamps of Florida, will mark its 30th anniversary production. It will be directed by Daniel Sullivan.
Mr. Pacino, who was nominated for an Oscar for portraying the role of Ricky Roma in the film version, will now take on the role of older, washed-up salesman Shelly Levene.
Producer Jeffrey Richards announced previews will begin Oct. 16, slated for a Nov. 11 opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Mr. Pacino, who has won two Tony Awards for his starring roles in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and "Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie?, " has appeared on the stage in numerous theatrical productions in New York, London and Los Angeles, including, "American Buffalo," "Richard III," "Julius Caesar," "Salome," "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui," "Chinese Coffee," and "Hughie." He most recently starred in the Broadway production of "Merchant of Venice."
Mr. Pacino is an eight-time Academy Award nominee, including for "The Godfather Part II," "Dog Day Afternoon," and "Serpico." He received the best actor Oscar for his performance in "Scent of a Woman" (for which he also won a Golden Globe Award).
David Mamet received a Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for "Glengarry Glen Ross." The revival will be joined on Broadway with his most recent play, "The Anarchist," starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger.