American Buffalo Will Not Graze on Broadway This Season

News   American Buffalo Will Not Graze on Broadway This Season
The new production of David Mamet's American Buffalo will not reach Broadway this spring. Robert Cole was to produce Buffalo, Mamet's story of three seedy lowlifes trying to pull off a rare-coin heist, with Tony winner Laurence Fishburne in the key role of small time thief, Teach, and Daniel Sullivan directing.

At press time, a spokesman for Cole could not confirm the production's postponement, but Variety reported Dec. 10 that the show wouldn't arrive this season. An early indication that the staging was uncertain came when Sullivan was announced as director of the new Broadway revival of Julius Caesar, a venture which shares dates with the would-be Buffalo revival. The postponement leaves Glengarry Glen Ross as the only Mamet revival set to grace Broadway this season. No new details have emegerd regarding the Araca Group's longstanding plans to bring Speed-the Plow back to town.

Mamet's new play, Romance, begins performances by The Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway Feb. 9, 2005, toward a March 1 opening. Mamet is a co-founder of Atlantic.

The comedy, to be directed by Neil Pepe, is a farce set in a modern day courtroom. It "skewers topics ranging from infidelity to The Middle East to world peace," according to the announcement.

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