Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss will lead the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo precisely two years after it was initially scheduled to open.
Directed by Tony winner Neil Pepe (Pace-the-Plow, A Life within the Theatre), the manufacturing will run for a strictly restricted 16-week engagement opening on Wednesday, April 14, 2022, on the Circle within the Sq. Theatre. Preview performances are scheduled to start the week of March 22, 2022.
The play follows three small-time hustlers as they try to tug off a coin-collection heist in a narrative that doubles as an examination of poverty, friendship, greed and loyalty. Fishburne will play Donny, the proprietor of the Chicago pawnshop wherein the play is predicated. After promoting a buffalo nickel to the shopper, he suspects it is perhaps price considerably extra and hatches a plan along with his lackey and mentee Bobby, performed by Criss, to steal it again. Rockwell will play Educate, Don’s poker buddy who learns of their scheme and desires in on it.
Debuting on the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway in 1977, American Buffalo’s authentic run starred Robert Duvall and earned the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Finest American Play. Different revivals embody off-Broadway and West Finish runs, along with a 1983 Broadway revival, for which it earned a Tony Award nomination for greatest revival of a play. Different notable actors featured in previous revivals embody Al Pacino, William H. Macy, Damian Lewis and John Leguizamo.
Fishburne, who’s a Tony and Emmy winner, most not too long ago appeared on ABC’s Black-ish and within the Antoine Fuqua executive-produced Quibi sequence #Freerayshawn. He can subsequent be seen in John Wick: Chapter 4 and Peacock’s MacGruber. Rockwell, a Golden Globe and Academy Award winner, has appeared in numerous not too long ago acclaimed reveals comparable to Fosse/Verdon and award-winning motion pictures Richard Jewell and Jojo Rabbit.
Criss, who has an Emmy Award and Golden Globe to his title, shot to fame on Ryan Murphy’s FOX musical dramedy Glee earlier than leaping to a number of different Murphy sequence, together with Netflix’s Hollywood and FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Up subsequent for Criss is his first vacation album A Very Darren Crissmas, which was launched Friday forward of a North American tour beginning Dec. 3.
Set design is by Scott Pask with costume design by Dede Ayite and lighting design by Tyler Micoleau. The manufacturing workforce is led by Jeffrey Richards, Steve Traxler, Stephanie P. McClelland, GFour Productions, Spencer Ross with Chris and Ashlee Clarke, Gemini Theatrical, Suna Stated Maslin, Richard Liebowitz/Cue to Cue Productions, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Brad Blume, Caiola Productions, Joanna Carson, Arthur Kern, Willette Klausner, Jeremiah J. Harris and Darren P. DeVerna, Van Kaplan, Patrick Myles/David Luff, Alexander Marshall, Kathleen Ok. Johnson, Diego Kolankowsky, Steve and Jacob Levy, Morwin Schmookler, Brian Moreland, Ambassador Theatre Group, Jacob Soroken Porter and The Shubert Group.
Tickets for American Buffalo are at present on sale in particular person on the Circle within the Sq. Theatre and on-line.