David Harbour, Richard Schiff and Jeremy Shamos Join Al Pacino-Led Broadway Revival of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’
This fall, two-time Tony Award winner AL PACINO will be joined on stage by Tony nominee DAVID HARBOUR, Emmy Award winner RICHARD SCHIFF and Tony nominee JEREMY SHAMOS in the Broadway revival of DAVID MAMET’S acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee BOBBY CANNAVALE has been cast in the role of Richard “Ricky” Roma.
HARBOUR, who recently appeared as Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, will be playing the role of John Williamson. SCHIFF won an Emmy Award for playing Toby Zeigler on the hit NBC television drama “The West Wing,” and will make his Broadway debut in the role of George Aaronow. SHAMOS received a 2012 Tony Award nomination for his role in Clybourne Park and will be playing James Lingk.
DAVID HARBOUR has gained a reputation as a performer facile in film and television as he is on stage, a medium in which he was nominated for a 2005 Tony Award for the role of Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He is perhaps best known to film audiences for his role as Shep Campbell in the romantic period drama Revolutionary Road, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Audiences can soon see him opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick in End of Watch, in Knife Fight with Rob Lowe and in Between Us where he reprises the role of Joel, which he played in the off-Broadway production of the play. Other film credits include Thin Ice, Kinsey, Brokeback Mountain, The Green Hornet, W.E., The Wedding Weekend, Quantum of Solace and State of Play. Television credits include Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” (recurring), “Pan Am'” (recurring), “Lie To Me” and “Law & Order” (all three). A New York native, Harbour graduated from Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York, just north of New York City. In 1997 he graduated from Dartmouth College with a double-major in drama and Italian. He soon impressed theatrical critics and audiences alike, appearing in Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July and in such Broadway productions as The Merchant of Venice opposite Al Pacino, Tom Stoppard’s The Invention Of Love and The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center Theater.
RICHARD SCHIFF began his acting career doing experimental works in New York’s downtown theater district and independent films. He has since appeared in over fifty films, including Ray, The Lost World, I Am Sam, Deep Impact, City Hall, Seven, Dr. Doolittle, Malcolm X, Forces of Nature, Crazy in Alabama and Hoffa. Recent film credits include Infidel, a religious comedy from the U.K., Another Harvest Moon and Solitary Man. Schiff’s upcoming films include Fire with Fire, opposite Bruce Willis, the independent features: Knife Fight with Rob Lowe and Decoding Annie Parker with Helen Hunt and Samantha Morton, and Man of Steel, Warner Bros. highly anticipated new Superman film, directed by Zach Snyder. Schiff’s television roles include “The West Wing” in a celebrated portrayal of Communications Director Toby Ziegler that earned him an Emmy® Award and three nominations, and two SAG® Awards and four nominations. He has starred or guest-starred in dozens of TV series and TV movies, and his most recent credits include the TNT film Innocent and recurring roles on hit shows “Once Upon A Time,” “NCIS” and Showtime’s “House of Lies.” He has recently revisited his theater roots playing the highly acclaimed one-man show Underneath the Lintel in London’s West End and starring in Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Talley’s Folley at the McCarter Theatre. Schiff also recently starred in a production of Smash at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Schiff has an Ovation Theater Award and a Dramalogue Award.
JEREMY SHAMOS Broadway: Clybourne Park (Tony nom.), Elling, Reckless, The Rivals. Off-Broadway: Clybourne Park (Drama League and Lortel Award noms.); Animals Out of Paper (Second Stage, Drama Desk nom.); Engaged (Theatre for a New Audience, Obie Award); We Live Here and Corpus Christi (MTC); The New York Idea (Atlantic); 100 Saints You Should Know and Miss Witherspoon (Playwrights); Gutenberg! The Musical (Actors’ Playhouse/59E59); Observe the Sons of Ulster… (Lincoln Center); Shakespeare (Abridged) (Century Center); Race and The Alchemist (CSC); Stranger (Vineyard); Hamlet, Cymbeline and Paris Commune (Public). Film: Taking Woodstock, Dedication, The Rebound, Trust the Man. TV: “The Michael Showalter Showalter” (pilot); “Fringe,” “L&O: CI,” “Damages,” “Stella” and “Hack.”
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 12th, with previews beginning on Tuesday, October 16th and an official opening date set for Sunday, November 11th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Tony Award-winning director, DANIEL SULLIVAN (The Columnist, The Merchant of Venice, Time Stands Still, Proof) will direct.
This production marks the 30th year anniversary of the play, which Mamet wrote in 1982. It premiered in the 1983-1984 season at the Royal National Theatre in London. That same year, it made its American debut at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre before moving to Broadway’s Golden Theatre where it ran for a total of 378 performances.
The stakes are high at a fly by night Chicago real estate office: 1st prize- a new Cadillac, 2nd prize- a set of steak knives, 3rd prize- you’re fired! GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS slices to the core of the American dream and exposes the depths people will go to stay on top of the game. Mamet himself worked in a real estate office in Chicago in 1969 setting up appointments for salesmen, and the play is influenced by the cutthroat politics he encountered.
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will have set design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Homecoming, Wicked), costume design by Tony Award winner Jess Goldstein (Newsies, The Rivals, The Merchant of Venice) and lighting design by James F. Ingalls (The People in the Picture, The Elephant Man, ‘night Mother).
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will be produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals who produced the 2005 Tony Award winning revival and subsequently worked with Mamet, producing November, Speed-The-Plow, A Life in The Theatre and Race. Richards and Frankel will be producing the new David Mamet play, The Anarchist this fall on Broadway.