Joe Mantello (Assassins, Take Me Out) will stage the Mamet work set to begin previews at the Royale Theatre April 8 toward a May 1 opening.
Wopat — who plays potential buyer James Lingk — recently played a stint in Chicago and has been seen on Broadway in 42nd Street and Annie Get Your Gun — the latter earned him a Tony Award nomination. The actor known for his television work on "The Dukes of Hazzard" marks his first dramatic (non musical) turn in the new staging.
He joins a starry cast that already includes Alan Alda (QED, "M*A*S*H") as Shelly Levene, Jeffrey Tambor (Sly Fox,"Arrested Development") as George Aaronow, Liev Schreiber (Henry V, "Scream") as Richard Roma, Gordon Clapp ("NYPD Blue," "Moonlight Mile") as Dave Moss and Frederick Weller (Take Me Out, "The Shape of Things") as John Williamson.
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.
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 with a newly announced team including Philip Lacerte, Boyett/Haber, Ronald Frankel, Zen Dog Productions and Santulli/Weisbord. Mamet will also see his new play Romance staged Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company — which he co-founded with actor William H. Macy. The scribe has also penned Speed the-Plow, American Buffalo, Oleanna, Cryptogram, The Old Neighborhood, Boston Marriage and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. His screenplays include "State and Main," "The Spanish Prisoner" and "Heist."