Actor to star with Pacino in Broadway revival
Bobby Cannavale will star opposite Al Pacino in the upcoming Broadway revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross.”
Cannavale is set to play top-dog real estate agent Ricky Roma, the part Pacino played in the 1992 movie adaptation of the 1983 play by David Mamet. Pacino is cast as older agent Shelley Levine in the revival, to be helmed by Daniel Sullivan, who directed Pacino in “The Merchant of Venice.”
The “Glengarry” stint is the first of two Broadway outings skedded for Cannavale next season. Actor, nommed for a Tony for his perf in “The Motherfucker With the Hat” in 2011, is also onboard to topline a spring revival of Clifford Odets’ noir tale “The Big Knife” in a production from the Roundabout Theater Company.
“Glengarry” arrives on the Rialto backed by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Jam Theatricals, the same team of commercial producers behind the Tony-winning 2005 “Glengarry” revival that starred Liev Schreiber and Alan Alda.
Cannavale made his Rialto debut in the 2007 world preem of “Mauritius” in a perf that also earned him a Tony nom.
“Glengarry” begins previews Oct. 16 ahead of a Nov. 11 opening at the Schoenfeld Theater.