By Jack Rico
Al Pacino will return to Broadway in the world premiere of China Doll, a new play by David Mamet (Glengary Glenn Ross), one of the more talented writers in America. It will begin previews on October 20, 2015, with an official opening on November 19, 2015, at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Mamet is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose plays include Race, Oleanna, American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, November and Sexual Perversity in Chicago among others.
Pacino, who was last seen on Broadway portraying the role of Shelly Levene in Mamet’s acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross and recently as Phil Spector in the HBO film written by David Mamet, is a two-time Tony Award-winner who also starred in the 1983 revival of American Buffalo. He is an Academy Award-winner, four-time Golden Globe-winner, and two-time Emmy Award-winner. China Doll will mark his twelfth time appearing on Broadway, including The Merchant of Venice, Salomé, Hughie, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Camino Real, and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie among others.