Joe Mantegna, Gordon Clapp and Richard Dreyfuss Star in LATW's Glengarry Glen Ross, Beginning May 16
By Adam Hetrick
Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss and Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna star in the L.A. Theatre Works production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, which begins May 16 at the James Bridges Theater.
Mantegna, who earned a Tony Award for playing Richard Roma in the 1984 Broadway premiere of Glengarry Glen Ross, returns to the role with Tony Award nominee Gordon Clapp (of the 2005 Broadway revival) as Dave Moss, Richard Schiff (of the recent 2012 Broadway revival) as George Aaronow, Dreyfuss as Shelly "The Machine" Levene, John Getz as James Lingk, Josh Stamberg as John Williamson and Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Baylen.
Eric Simonson (Lombardi) directs the production that runs through May 19.
According to LATW, "With money, egos and jobs on the line, the cut-throat salesmen will stop at nothing to get their fair share of the American Dream. This gritty story of shifting values in the male-dominated workplace is as potent and exhilarating as ever."
The play won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The drama known for its rapid-fire dialogue and profane language was first produced on Broadway in 1984 under the direction of Gregory Mosher following London and Chicago runs. The drama was later adapted by Mamet for the 1992 film starring Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris and Kevin Spacey. (Pacino won his Best Actor Oscar in 1993, for "Scent of a Woman," in the same year he was nominated for the "Glengarry" film supporting role.)
All LATW performances are recorded and broadcast on LATW's nationally syndicated radio theatre series, "The Play's the Thing."
For more information visit latw.org. The James Bridges Theater is located in Melnitz Hall at 235 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA.
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