“Glengarry Glen Ross” Revival Aiming for Broadway Starring Al Pacino

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Al Pacino’s portrayal of the ruthless salesman Ricky Roma in the 1992 film version of Glengarry Glen Ross earned him an Oscar nomination, and now he’s ready to try for a Tony.

Pacino is set to star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize winning play. The production is aiming for a Broadway run during the 2012-13 season according to the New York Times.

Pacino would play the aging salesman Shelly “The Machine” Levene this time around. Daniel Sullivan will direct and Jeffrey Richards serves as producer. No further casting has been announced.

The action of Glengarry Glen Ross is set in a Chicago real estate office where a group of salesman competes for leads on prospective clients. The play first opened on Broadway on March 25, 1084 at the Golden Theatre. It earned four Tony Award nominations including Best Play. In 2005 the play was revived, starring Live Schreiber, Alan Alda, Jeffrey Tambor and Tom Wopat. It won for Best Revival of a Play.

Al Pacino was last seen on Broadway in the 2010 revival of The Merchant of Venice, earning a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Shylock. The play was directed by Sullivan as well.