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News Roundabout Backs Assassins Director's Upcoming Staging of Glengarry Glen Ross The Roundabout Theatre Company joins the producing team of the upcoming Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross.

Joe Mantello
Joe Mantello

Joe Mantello — who helped Roundabout earn five Tony Awards last season with his staging of Assassins — directs the work set to begin previews at the Royale Theatre April 8 toward a May 1 opening.

Roundabout is the latest addition to the Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and JAM Theatricals production which recently added Philip Lacerte, Boyett/Haber, Ronald Frankel, Zen Dog Productions and Santulli/Weisbord.

The non-profit will invite their subscribers — who also recently saw the postponement of Fool For Love from this season's lineup — to see the Glengarry Glen Ross from April 8-May 15.

Glengarry Glen Ross follows the cutthroat world of real estate where salesmen are vying for the best leads to make the biggest sales. The play was produced on Broadway in 1984 under the direction of Gregory Mosher following London and Chicago runs. The drama earned playwright Mamet the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award nomination that year and was later adapted by the scribe for the 1992 film.

The starry cast includes Alan Alda (QED, "M*A*S*H") as Shelly Levene, Jeffrey Tambor (Sly Fox,"Arrested Development") as George Aaronow, Liev Schreiber (Henry V, "Scream") as Richard Roma, Gordon Clapp ("NYPD Blue," "Moonlight Mile") as Dave Moss, Tom Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun, "The Dukes of Hazzard") as James Lingk and Frederick Weller (Take Me Out, "The Shape of Things") as John Williamson. The design team of Glengarry Glen Ross will feature Santo Loquasto (sets), Laura Bauer (costumes) and Kenneth Posner (lighting). Producing the revival will be

Mamet will also see his new play Romance staged Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company — which he co-founded with actor William H. Macy. The scribe has also penned Speed the-Plow, American Buffalo, Oleanna, Cryptogram, The Old Neighborhood, Boston Marriage and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. His screenplays include "State and Main," "The Spanish Prisoner" and "Heist."

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