Ben Stiller Joins Cast of Bway-Bound Glengarry

News   Ben Stiller Joins Cast of Bway-Bound Glengarry
Ben Stiller will play hot shot real estate salesman Richard Roma to Danny DeVito's downsliding has-been Shelly Levine in the new Broadway mounting of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winner, Glengarry Glen Ross, the New York Times reported. Dan Sullivan will direct.

The production, backed by Robert Cole, will reach Broadway in early 2003.

Stiller, the son of actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara first made his name on television and then as an actor, writer and director in such off-beat films as "Reality Bites," "Flirting with Disaster," "Something About Mary" and "Zoolander."

DeVito, star of "Taxi" on the small screen and "Romancing the Stone" and "Throw Mamma From the Train" on the large, will play the central role of desperate, aging real estate salesman Shelly "The Machine" Levine. Levine, whose sales have been slack in recent years, turns desperately to petty crime in Mamet's punchy, profane look at the curdled American Dream. Robert Prosky and Joe Mantegna starred as Levine and Roma in the original Broadway mounting.

Sullivan is currently reaping great reviews (and with plays that were hits in the 80s). His revival of Morning's at Seven is one of the few critical successes of the season. His staging of I'm Not Rappaport will open on Broadway this summer.

Glengarry will be Mamet's first Broadway outing since The Old Neighborhood several seasons back

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