John C. McGinley Joins the Cast of David Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

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John C. McGinley of the Emmy-nominated hit television series “Scrubs” will join the cast of the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross. He will be playing the role of Dave Moss.

McGinley will be joining the previously announced cast, which includes two-time Tony Award winner Al Pacino (The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie?), Tony Award nominees Bobby Cannavale (The Motherf**ker with the Hat), David Harbour (Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park), and Emmy Award winner Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”). Tony Award-winning director, Daniel Sullivan (The Merchant of Venice, Proof) will direct.

John C. McGinley was featured on Broadway in Requiem for a Heavyweight, off-Broadway in The Ballad of Soapy Smith and in the original cast production of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, both at the Joseph Papp Public Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival.  While understudying in New York in the Circle-In-The-Square production of John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, he was spotted by director Oliver Stone and soon after was cast in Platoon, the first of a long list of collaborations between Stone and McGinley which includes Wall Street, Talk Radio, Born on the Fourth of July, Nixon and Any Given Sunday. 

Later this year he can be seen opposite Tyler Perry in the feature film, Alex Cross. He also will be a part of the upcoming ensemble cast of the Warner Brothers feature 42, which is about the life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

John C. recently joined and can be seen in the current season of USA’s drama series “Burn Notice.”
 
Most notably, John C. is known for his portrayal of ‘Dr. Perry Cox’ in the Emmy-nominated medical comedy series, “Scrubs,” which ended its successful nine season run in 2010.

Glengarry Ross is scheduled to begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 12th, with previews beginning on Tuesday , October 16th and an official opening date set for Sunday, Novemebr 11th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Tony Award winning director, Daniel Sullivan (The Columnist, The Merchant of Venice, Time Stands Still, Proof) will direct.

This production marks the 30th year anniversary of the play, which David Mamet wrote in 1982.   It premiered in the 1983-1984 season at the Royal National Theatre in London. That same year, it made its American debut at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre before moving to Broadway’s Golden Theatre where it ran for a total of 378 performances.

According to press notes, “The stakes are high at a fly by night Chicago real estate office:  1st prize- a new Cadillac, 2nd prize- a set of steak knives, 3rd prize- you’re fired! Glengarry slices to the core of the American dream and exposes the depths people will go to stay on top of the game.  Mamet himself worked in a real estate office in Chicago in 1969 setting up appointments for salesmen, and the play is influenced by the cutthroat politics he encountered.”

Glengarry Glen Ross will have set design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Homecoming, Wicked) and costume design by Tony Award winner Jess Goldstein (Newsies, The Rivals, The Merchant of Venice).

Glengarry Glen Ross will be produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals who produced the 2005 Tony Award winning revival and subsequently worked with Mamet, producing November, Speed-The-Plow, A Life in The Theatre and Race. Richards and Frankel will be producing the new David Mamet play, The Anarchist this fall on Broadway.