avid Mamet’s Glengarry Glenn Ross, starring Al Pacino, begins previews Friday, October 19 and opens Saturday, December 8. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play follows the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents over two days as they descend from lies and threats to bribery and burglary in an increasingly frantic push to sell undesirable real estate to unwitting prospects. Al Pacino was nominated both for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his turn as Ricky Roma, the hotshot “top closer” in the office, in the 1992 film adaptation.
Mr. Pacino returns to this 2012 production, now in the role of the Shelley “The Machine” Levene, the older, once-successful salesman now in a long-running slump. Worried for his sick daughter, Levene knows his job is lost if he does not generate sales soon.
The production is helmed by Tony-award winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof) who previously teamed with Mr. Pacino for Broadway’s The Merchant of Venice (2010) Marc H. Simon is co-counsel to the play’s producers, Rose and Luigi Caiola. The Caiolas are also producing The Anarchist written and directed by David Mamet, starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger, which begins previews Tuesday, November 13.