Report: Mamet's Glengarry to Return to Bway, with DeVito, in 2003

News   Report: Mamet's Glengarry to Return to Bway, with DeVito, in 2003 Broadway continues its revisitation of the dramatic monuments of the 1980s. Danny DeVito, of television and film fame, will star in a new mounting of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winner, Glengarry Glen Ross. Dan Sullivan will direct.

The production, backed by Robert Cole, will reach Broadway in early 2003, reported the New York Times. No other casting has been announced.

DeVito, star of "Taxi" on the small screen and "Romancing the Stone" and "Throw Mamma From the Train" on the large, will play the central role of desperate, aging real estate salesman Shelly "The Machine" Levine. Levine, whose sales have been slack in recent years, turns desperately to petty crime in Mamet's punchy, profane look at the curdled American Dream. Robert Prosky and Joe Mantegna starred in the original Broadway mounting.

Sullivan is currently reaping great reviews (and with plays that were hits in the 80s). His revival of Morning's at Seven is one of the few critical successes of the season. His staging of I'm Not Rappaport will open on Broadway this summer.

Glengarry will be Mamet's first Broadway outing since The Old Neighborhood several seasons back.

?Robert Simonson