The play won the Pulitzer Prize for its look at the underbelly of American salesmanship. Pacino played salesman Ricky Roma in a film version of the play that has had two separate lives on Broadway (in 1984 and 2005). Pacino earned an Academy Award nomination for playing Roma.
There has been no official announcement about the production. The Times said that Jeffrey Richards, who has a track record with Mamet on Broadway (Race, A Life in the Theatre starring Patrick Stewart, 2008's Speed-the-Plow and the 2005 Glengarry, which won the Best Revival Tony), is a lead producer of this new Glengarry revival. On June 10, Richards won the Tony for Best Musical Revival for producing The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Richards was the press rep of the original 1984 producton. (Playbill sought a comment from him about the new Mamet revival on June 12.)
Glengarry Glen Ross follows the cutthroat world of real estate where salesmen (in a Chicago office) are vying for the best leads to make the biggest sales. The drama is known both for its rapid-fire dialogue and profane language.
Read about the original 1984 Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross, which was nominated for the Best Play Tony, in PlaybillVault.com.