Directed by Ulu Grosbard, the cast featured Robert Duvall (Teach), Kenneth McMillan (Donny), and John Savage (Bobby).

[4][5], The play premiered Off-Broadway at the Theatre at St. Clement's Church on January 26, 1976 and closed on February 7, 1976. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. (Subsequent New York stagings included a Broadway revival in ’83, headed by Pacino, and a flop 2008 revival starring Cedric the Entertainer, Haley Joel Osment and John Leguizamo; Sean Nelson played Bobby in the 1996 film version.). The 1977 Broadway production was nominated for two Tony Awards: Best Direction of a Play and Best Scenic Design (Santo Loquasto). [14][15], As of March 12, 2020, the show suspended production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadway Rewind: ZORBA Returns to the Stage with Encores! [7], The play was revived on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, running from October 20, 1983 (previews) to February 4, 1984. Teach and Don make final preparations to begin the burglary while waiting for Fletcher, who is late.

In American Buffalo, he has created a deceptively small-scale tragedy that is packed with the power to explode the largest of American myths."[7]. The play premiered on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on February 8, 1977 in previews, officially on February 16, 1977, and closed on June 11, 1977 after 122 performances.

The show's production will be suspended until September 6, 2020 at the earliest. Broadway Stars Want You to Make a Plan to Vote, Behind the Scenes of ONE ROYAL HOLIDAY With Osnes & Tveit, Quentin Garzón and More Perform "Feed Me (Git It)", Josh Gad Talks FROZEN Prequel ONCE UPON A SNOWMAN, Joel Harper-Jackson Announces Release of Debut Album.

Broadway Stars Want You to Make a Plan to Vote, Behind the Scenes of ONE ROYAL HOLIDAY With Osnes & Tveit, Quentin Garzón and More Perform "Feed Me (Git It)", Josh Gad Talks FROZEN Prequel ONCE UPON A SNOWMAN, Joel Harper-Jackson Announces Release of Debut Album. A 1981 Off Broadway production (at Circle in the Square) starred Al Pacino, Thomas Waites and, as Bobby, Clifton James.

American Buffalo (Revival, Play, Broadway) opened in New York City Nov 17, 2008 and played through Nov 24, 2008. The David Mamet play, directed by Neil Pepe, will play the Circle in the Square Theatre beginning March 24, 2020, with an opening night on April 14. The 2017 Seattle Immersive Theatre production was in an abandoned storefront on the eve of demolition. The full American Buffalo creative team will be announced at a later date. David Mamet’s classic about loyalty and greed stars Tony® Award winner Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, August Wilson’s Two Trains Running), Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards…, 2020 SAG Award winner for “Fosse/Verdon”), and Emmy® winner Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” Hedwig), under the direction of Neil Pepe … Criss, who will play Bobby in this revival, last appeared on Broadway in the title role of the 2015 “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” He made his debut as J. Pierrepont Finch in the 2011-2012’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”.

J. J. Johnston received a Theatre World Award for his portrayal of Donny. Send us a tip using our annonymous form.

(Mamet and Macy are co-founders of the Atlantic Theatre Company.)[10][11]. American Buffalo is a 1975 play by American playwright David Mamet which had its premiere in a showcase production at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago. Criss made his Broadway debut in 2012 as J. Pierrepont Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, having already made his TV breakthrough on Fox’s Glee.

American Buffalo Broadway, American Buffalo Original Cast List, Original Cast, Current Cast All Rights reserved. We want to hear from you! Act I takes place at about 11 a.m. Don, who owns the junk shop where the entire play takes place, has sold a buffalo nickel to a customer for ninety dollars but now suspects it is worth considerably more. https://www.nytimes.com/1983/11/09/obituaries/actor-who-played-an-addict-dies-apparently-of-overdose.html, "New York-Bound 'American Buffalo' Ends at UK's Donmar, Feb. 26", "Damian Lewis soon to appear on stage in 'American Buffalo' ", "Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell Set For 'American Buffalo' Broadway Revival", "Broadway Will Remain Closed at Least Until June, and Probably Longer", "Check the Statuses of Broadway Shows During the Coronavirus Shutdown", "'American Buffalo' 1977 Awards and nominations", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_Buffalo_(play)&oldid=984187214, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Don's Resale Shop, a junkshop in Chicago, on one Friday, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 18:23. It featured Mike McShane as Donny, Ben Keaton as Teach, and Paul Popplewell as Bobby.

He persuades Don that Bob is too inexperienced and untrustworthy for the burglary, and proposes himself as Bob's replacement. Bob confesses that he made up the story about the customer leaving with a suitcase, and that he bought the second nickel from a coin dealer to make up to Don for his failure to keep tabs on the customer. The play takes over the Circle in the Square after the final performance of “Oklahoma!” which is slated to run there through Jan. 19. He asks Bob where Fletcher is. As is emblematic of Mamet's writing style, the play's dialogue is sometimes terse and often vulgar. American Buffalo opened at the Goodman Theatre Stage II on November 23, 1975, directed by Gregory Mosher with the cast that featured William H. Macy (Bobby), Bernard Erhard (Teach), and J.J. Johnston (Donny). What's New on BroadwayHD for October 2020? Long-repressed feelings of bitterness and betrayal explode when three inner-city losers plot the robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop. Criss has been busier than ever since Versace, having recently wrapped production on the Quibi musical comedy series Royalties, which he created, starred in, executive produced, and wrote songs for.

Don is trying to persuade him not to take his gun with him when Bob appears at the store. Teach says "cunt" numerous times and both Don and Teach say "fuck" even more.

"[2] The characters' sometimes vulgar lexicon, moreover, may be seen as psychologically necessary armor against their brutal environment.[3]. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.

HAMILTON Cast Performs at Biden Fundraiser. With Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson. [8] During the November 8th performance of this run, actor James Hayden received a standing ovation for his performance, then 6 hours later died of a heroin overdose while on the phone with his estranged wife while in his Upper West Side apartment. With $4M+. The production, directed by Neil Pepe, will mark Criss’ return to Broadway after starring in 2015’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival, and his first since winning the Emmy last year for his performance in FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Don calls the hospital and confirms that Fletcher has been admitted with a broken jaw.