As previously speculated, Al Pacino will star as downtrodden salesman Shelly “The Machine” Levene in a Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. Helmed by Daniel Sullivan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play begins performances October 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night is set for November 11. No further casting has been announced.
Glengarry Glen Ross is the story of a group of salesman in a Chicago real estate office who compete for leads on potential clients. Glengarry Glen Ross first opened on Broadway on March 25, 1984 at the Golden Theatre and earned four Tony nominations, including Best Play. A 2005 revival starring Liev Schreiber, Alan Alda, Jeffrey Tambor and Tom Wopat won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play. Pacino earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ricky Roma in the 1992 film adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross.
Pacino won Tony Awards for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and received a nomination for The Merchant of Venice. His additional Broadway credits include Hughie, Chinese Coffee, Salome, American Buffalo and King Richard III. His roster of film credits includes The Godfather trilogy, Serpico, Scent of a Woman, Heat, Insomnia, Angels in America, Scarface, Donnie Brasco, The Insider and Any Given Sunday.
The creative team for Glengarry Glen Ross includes set designer Eugene Lee and costume designer Jess Goldstein.