John Goodman and Tom Sturridge American Buffalo Previews in London Tonight

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John Goodman, Tom Sturridge and Damian Lewis star in the new West End revival of David Mamet's 1975 play American Buffalo, which begins performances April 16 prior to an official opening April 27 at Wyndham's Theatre, where it will play a limited season through June 27. It is directed by Daniel Evans.

They play three small-time crooks, Walter "Teach" Cole (Lewis), Don Dubrow (Goodman) and Bobby (Sturridge), who plan one big-time heist. According to press materials, "a tragedy of errors spins this razor-sharp and darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed and a coveted Buffalo nickel."

Goodman's stage credits include Waiting for Godot at Broadway's Studio 54, where he played Pozzo, and Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Public Theater, New York). He first came to prominence for his Golden Globe-winning role on TV's "Roseanne," in which he played Dan Conner and subsequently has become well-known for his frequent collaborations on screen with the Coen Brothers in films such as "Barton Fink," "The Big Lebowski" and "O Brother Where Art Thou?" Other film credits include "Argo," '"The Artist," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Monuments Men."

In a press statement, Goodman commented, "I'm delighted to be returning to the stage, and to be making my West End debut, in such a fantastic project with two brilliant British actors both of whom I’ve admired for some time. David Mamet is a writer I have loved throughout my career and so I'm thrilled to be bringing his work alive on stage."

Sturridge was seen on Broadway in 2013 in Orphans alongside Alec Baldwin and Ben Foster, for which he was Tony-nominated. Other stage credits in London include Punk Rock (at the Lyric Hammersmith, winning Critics Circle Best Newcomer Award), and Wastwater and No Quarter (both Royal Court). Films include "Being Julia," "The Boat That Rocked," "Effie Gray" and "On the Road."

In a press statement, he said, "It's a deep privilege to be offered the chance to do this play with Damian and John under Daniel's direction. I think the play is dangerous and delicate, funny and frightening. American Buffalo is special. I can't wait to fight to make an audience feel about it as I do." To book tickets and for further details, visit

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