A new revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross starring Al Pacino is aiming for a Broadway run during the 2012-13 season, according to the New York Times. Pacino would play aging salesman Shelly "The Machine" Levene, after having previously earned an Oscar nomination for playing Ricky Roma in the play's 1992 film adaptation. Daniel Sullivan (The Merchant of Venice) will direct and Jeffrey Richards serves as producer. No further casting has been announced.
Glengarry Glen Ross takes place in a Chicago real estate office as a group of salesman compete for leads on potential clients. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play first opened on Broadway on March 25, 1984 at the Golden Theatre. The show earned four Tony nominations including Best Play. A 2005 production starring Liev Schreiber, Alan Alda, Jeffrey Tambor and Tom Wopat won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play.
Pacino won Tony Awards for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, and received an additional nomination for The Merchant of Venice. His other Broadway credits include Salome, Hughie, Chinese Coffee, American Buffalo and King Richard III. His many film credits include The Godfather trilogy, Scent of a Woman, Heat, Serpico, Scarface, Angels in America, Insomnia, Any Given Sunday, The Insider and Donnie Brasco.
The Anarchist, a new play from Mamet starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger, is also set to begin performances at a yet to be determined Broadway theater on November 23.