With the recent Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross featuring Al Pacino still fresh in many theatergoers minds, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting a reading of the famed David Mamet drama that features female actors performing the all-male script.
This Glengarry Glen Ross reading will star Robin Wright (currently impressing audiences in Netflix’s House of Cards series) as Ricky Roma, Catherine O’Hara as Shelley Levene, Maria Bello in the role of Dave Moss, Mae Whitman as John Williamson, and Allison Janney playing the part of George Aaronow.
The reading is part of Jason Reitman’s “Live Read” series, in which well-known film scripts are featured in live readings. (Presumably the cast will read from the screenplay of the Glengarry Glen Ross movie adaptation.) The Glengarry Glen Ross reading is scheduled to take place on February 21 at 7:30pm.
Broadway has another round of closings today, headed by the very successful limited-run revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross starring Al Pacino. Though Pacino’s turn in the play got a mixed reception from critics, the production sold extremely well at the box office, proving that Al Pacino continues to be a big draw for Broadway theatergoers.
The second of today’s closings is another limited engagement, the Lincoln Center Theater production of the Clifford Odets’ 1937 play Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher. This Broadway revival was one of the more under-the-radar entries this season, opening in December amidst the holiday bustle. The boxing drama, which stars Seth Numrich, Tony Shalhoub, Daniel Jenkins, Danny Burstein, Anthony Crivello, Sean Cullen, and David Wohl, ends its run at the Belasco Theatre today.
Finally, Peter and the Starcatcher is also ending its Broadway run. The play with music, which received several Tony Award nominations and enjoyed positive word-of-mouth, started out Off-Broadway before transferring to Broadway in March 2012. And it was recently announced that there is life after Broadway for Peter as the production will soon transfer to New World Stages for another Off-Broadway run.
Theater fans hoping to see Al Pacino take the Broadway stage in the new revival of Glengarry Glen Ross on October 16 are going to have to wait a few more days. The first preview of this production of the David Mamet-penned modern classic will now start on October 19 instead.
The delay is due to Pacino’s busy schedule. The actor’s publicist released a statement saying, “Al Pacino has commitments in Los Angeles and a publicity commitment for the preview of his upcoming film, ‘Stand Up Guys,’ at the Chicago Film Festival this week.” Anyone holding tickets for one of the canceled performances will be contacted by Telecharge, which handles the ticketing for Glengarry Glen Ross and many other Broadway shows.
In addition to Al Pacino, the Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross features a cast of Broadway regulars and respected film and TV actors, including Bobby Cannavale, David Harbour, Richard Schiff, Jeremy Shamos, and John C. McGinley. The play is still scheduled to officially open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on November 11.