American Buffalo Begins Broadway Previews March 22 | Playbill

Broadway News American Buffalo Begins Broadway Previews March 22

The revival of the David Mamet play stars Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, and Darren Criss.

Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, and Darren Criss
Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, and Darren Criss Matthew Murphy

The Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, starring Tony winner Laurence Fishburne, and Golden Globe winners Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss begins previews at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre March 22. Directed by Neil Pepe (A Life in the Theatre), the limited 16-week engagement will open April 14 and run through July 10.

The production was in rehearsals during the COVID-19 Broadway shutdown and found its premiere delayed. It was originally slated to begin previews March 2020.

American Buffalo follows three small-time hustlers in search of the American Dream. The production premiered on Broadway in 1977, receiving two Tony Award nominations and a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Set Design. It has gone on to be revived Off-Broadway in 1981 and 2000, and on Broadway in 1983.

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Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne, and Darren Criss

The production stars Fishburne as Donny, Rockwell as Teach, and Criss as Bobby. It features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and casting by Telsey + Co and William Cantler.

The producing team is headed by Jeffrey Richards, Steve Traxler, Stephanie P. McClelland, GFour Productions, Spencer Ross with Chris and Ashlee Clarke, Gemini Theatrical, Suna Said Maslin, Richard Liebowitz/Cue to Cue Productions, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Brad Blume, Caiola Productions, Joanna Carson, Arthur Kern, Willette Klausner, Jeremiah J. Harris and Darren P. DeVerna, Van Kaplan, Patrick Myles/David Luff, Alexander Marshall, Kathleen K. Johnson, Diego Kolankowsky, Steve and Jacob Levy, Morwin Schmookler, Brian Moreland, Ambassador Theatre Group, Jacob Soroken Porter, and The Shubert Organization.

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