Trio of Leads and Creatives Set for Upcoming Broadway Revival of Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross

News   Trio of Leads and Creatives Set for Upcoming Broadway Revival of Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross Three of the seven male leads and the design team are set for the upcoming Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross to be directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Assassins, Take Me Out).

Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber

Alan Alda (QED, "M*A*S*H"), Liev Schreiber (Henry V, "Scream") and Frederick Weller (Take Me Out, "The Shape of Things") will star in the staging slated for a late April 2005 opening at a to-be-determined Shubert Theatre.

The design team of Glengarry Glen Ross will feature Santo Loquasto (sets), Laura Bauer (costumes) and Kenneth Posner (lighting). Producing the revival will be Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and JAM Theatricals.

Glengarry Glen Ross follows the cutthroat world of real estate where salesmen are vying for the best leads to make the biggest sales. The play was produced on Broadway in 1984 under the direction of Gregory Mosher following London and Chicago runs. The drama earned playwright Mamet the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award nomination that year and was later adapted by the scribe for the 1992 film.

Alda, known for his Emmy Award-winning television work on "M*A*S*H," has appeared on the Broadway stage in the Art, QED, Jake's Women, The Apple Tree, The Owl and the Pussycat, Fair Game for Lovers, Purlie Victorious and Only in America. His film credits include "Crimes and Misdemeanors," "Everyone Says I Love You," "Flirting With Disaster," "Manhattan Murder Mystery," "And the Band Played On," "Murder at 1600," "Same Time, Next Year," "California Suite" and the upcoming "The Aviator."

Schreiber trodded the boards last summer in Central Park's Delacourte Theatre as Henry V. His recent New York theatre credits include Harold Pinter's Betrayal, Neil LaBute's The Mercy Seat and Othello. A co-star in the upcoming "The Manchurian Candidate," he has also appeared on film in the "Scream" trilogy, "Jakob the Liar," "Kate & Leopold" and on television in "RKO 281," "Hitler: The Rise of Evil" and "Spinning Boris." Weller, who portrayed blunt ballplayer Shane Mungit in the Tony Award winner Take Me Out under director Mantello, was last seen in the world premiere of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry. The actor was also seen on Broadway in The Little Foxes, The Rehearsal and Off-Broadway in The Country Club, Plunge and The Shape of Things — as well as the latter's screen adaptation.

Alda will take on the role of Shelly Levene, originated on Broadway by Robert Prosky and played in the 1992 film version by Jack Lemmon. Schreiber will portray Richard Roma, the role played to Tony Award-winning success by Joe Mantegna on Broadway and earned Al Pacino and Academy Award nomination on film. Weller plays John Williamson, originated by J.T. Walsh on Broadway and performed by Kevin Spacey in the movie. Casting for the remaining roles are to be announced.

Director Mantello earned two successive Tony Awards for his direction of Take Me Out and Assassins. Other stagings include Wicked, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Design For Living, Proposals, Love! Valour! Compassion!, A Man of No Importance, The Vagina Monologues and the upcoming Laugh Whore.