Complete Casting for Pacino Salome Announced

News   Complete Casting for Pacino Salome Announced Complete casting has been announced for the limited engagement of Oscar Wilde’s Salome: the reading, which begins previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre April 11.

Joining the previously announced Al Pacino, Marisa Tomei, Dianne Wiest and David Strathairn will be Timothy Altmeyer, Jill Alexander, Daryl Dismond, Timothy Doyle, Robert Heller, Owen Hollander, Bob Lavelle, Chris McGarry, Ed Setrakian and Kevin Stapleton. Estelle Parsons will direct the production, which features original music Yukio Tsuji. The official opening is scheduled for April 30, and the engagement ends its run June 7.

Pacino, who spent the fall in the National Actors Theatre's production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, will play Herod in the Salome revival, and Tomei will portray the title character. Both actors took part in a reading of Salome this past November and December at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse. Robert Fox, Daryl Roth and Amy Nederlander will produce the Broadway run.

Salome, a tale of lust and revenge, follows the legend of King Herod and his lust for Salome, his young stepdaughter, and her sexual baiting of John the Baptist. Pacino starred in the 1992 production of the Wilde play at Circle in the Square Theatre.

Al Pacino made his Broadway debut in the 1969 production of Does a Tiger Wear Necktie?, earning a Tony Award for his performance. He scored another Tony for his role in the 1977 revival of The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. The stage and film actor was last on Broadway in 1996 in a revival of Hughie, which he also directed. Pacino's other Broadway credits include Camino Real, King Richard III, American Buffalo, Chinese Coffee and Salome. He received the Academy Award for his work in the film "Scent of a Woman" and starred in the recent motion picture, "Simone."

Salome will play Monday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Saturday matinees at 2 PM. Tickets are priced between $25 and $85. Beginning March 28, call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or log on to www.telecharge.com. The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located at 243 West 47th Street.