AL PACINO WILL RETURN TO BROADWAY, IN CHINA DOLL, A NEW PLAY BY DAVID MAMET IN FALL 2015; PAM MacKINNON TO DIRECT

AL PACINO WILL RETURN TO BROADWAY IN CHINA DOLL A NEW PLAY BY DAVIDMAMET IN FALL 2015; PAM MacKINNON TO DIRECT
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AL PACINO WILL RETURN TO BROADWAY, IN CHINA DOLL, A NEW PLAY BY DAVID MAMET IN FALL 2015; PAM MacKINNON TO DIRECT

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler are pleased to announce that Al Pacinowill return to Broadway in the world premiere of CHINA DOLL, a new play by David MametPam MacKinnon will direct. It will begin performances in October 2015 at a Shubert theatre to be announced. Additional casting to be announced.

Mamet released the following statement about his new play:

“CHINA DOLL is a play about a wealthy man, his young fiancé, and an airplane. The man has just bought a new plane as a wedding present for the girl. He intends to go into semiretirement, and enjoy himself. He’s in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his young assistant. He takes one last phone call…

The characters are Mickey Ross, a billionaire; Carson, the assistant, and a telephone. I wrote it for Al. It is better than oral sex.”

Pacino, who was last seen on Broadway portraying the role of Shelly Levene in Mamet’s acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross, said the following in response to Mamet:

“For me over the years the relationship and the collaboration with David Mamet has been one of the richest and most rewarding.  We’ve done four projects together and the opportunity to create a new character in the David Mamet canon was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.  So Dave gave me CHINA DOLL, a new play he had written for me and it blew me away… one of the most daunting and challenging roles I’ve been given to explore onstage.  It’s a special gift to originate a role in the theatre, especially written by such a formidable writer and I haven’t done that in a long, long time.”

CHINA DOLL, will mark the eighth presentation of a David Mamet work by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler.

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Christopher Pineda
Jeffrey Richards Associates
180 West 58th Street, Suite 1B
New York, NY 10019
(212) 489-6745 x307

 

 

Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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