Friday, June 15, 2012
Al Pacino..."Glengarry Glen Ross" stage gig confirmed by Producers! Play previews in October in NYC!
Yesterday morning, I reported that there were rumors running rampant in theatre circles in NYC that Al Pacino was pacting to star in a revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross" to preview in the fall season (2012).
Later in the afternoon, the producers fessed up.
Word out of the big apple is that Pacino has agreed to take on the meaty role of Shelly Levene.
As predicted, Daniel Sullivan (who worked with Pacino on the "Merchant of Venice") will direct.
The play - written by Pulitzer prize-winner David Manet - is slated for previews in October and an opening night on November 11th.
Pacino is no stranger to the stage.
The formidable actor is a two-time Tony-winner, in fact.
The "Godfather" star has snapped up two coveted trophies in the past for performances in "Does a Tiger have a tail" (1969) and "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel".
Is Pacino trying for a third shot at the brass ring?
Break a leg, Al!