Pryce to Star in West End Glengarry in 2007

News   Pryce to Star in West End Glengarry in 2007 Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce will star in the upcoming West End production of David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross.
Jonathan Pryce
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Variety reports that James Macdonald will direct the production, which is scheduled to run from mid-October 2007 to Jan. 12, 2008. The producers are Jerry Frankel, Jeffrey Richards and Jam Theatricals, the team who put up the 2005 Broadway production of Glengarry, directed by Joe Mantello, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival. Ron Kastner and Mark Rubinstein join the producing team for the West End production. Rehearsals begin Sept 3. Pryce will play Shelley Levene, the role played by Alan Alda in the 2005 revival. Pryce appeared in the film version of Glengarry as James Lingk, the target of Richard Roma's famous pitch in the Chinese restaurant. In the 2005 revival Tom Wopat played Lingk, and Liev Schreiber won a Tony for playing Roma.

Pryce has appeared on Broadway in Comedians (Tony Award), Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Miss Saigon (Tony Award) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His London credits include Henry Higgins in the National Theatre revival of My Fair Lady, and Fagin in the West End revival of Oliver!. He has played Macbeth and Octavius Caesar for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Hamlet at the Royal Court Theatre. His film credits include "Brazil," "The Age of Innocence," "Evita," “Barbarians at the Gate,” "Tomorrow Never Dies" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.

Macdonald directed Caryl Churchill's play Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, which opened at the Royal Court Nov. 22 and Churchill's A Number at the New York Theater Workshop. He will direct Christopher Shinn's Dying City at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in February.