Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mamet/Pacino 'China Doll' Adds Broadway Dates

The producers of David Mamet’s new play CHINA DOLL, which stars Academy Award-winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), announced today that an additional 10 performances have been added to the production’s limited Broadway engagement.

The world premiere Broadway engagement of CHINA DOLL was originally slated to play 87 performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York, NY), but these newly added performances brings the total to 97 performances.

Mr. Pacino is joined on stage by actor Christopher Denham, who costarred on Broadway in “Master Harold”… and the boys opposite Danny Glover and The Lieutenant of Inishmore, as well as in Roundabout Theater Company’s The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durin and Playwright’s Horizons’s Kindness.

Denham also appeared on screen in films such as the 2013 Academy Award-winning Best Picture Argo starring Ben Affleck, and Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

CHINA DOLL will begin previews starting Wednesday, October 21, 2015, and hold its opening night on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at, or by calling (212) 239-6200.

Denham replaces Fran Kranz who had to withdraw from the production due to scheduling issues. 

The creative team will include scenic design by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane (33 Variations, Beautiful The Carol King Musical), lighting design by Russell H. Champa (In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)), and costume design by Tony Award-winner Jess Goldstein (The Rivals, Jersey Boys).

David Mamet is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross. His other plays include Race, Oleanna, American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, November and Sexual Perversity in Chicago among others. Mr. Mamet was most recently represented on the West End by a production of American Buffalo starring Damian Lewis, John Goodman, and Tom Sturridge at the Wyndham Theatre.

Al Pacino, who was last seen on Broadway portraying the role of Shelly Levene in Mamet’s acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross and recently as Phil Spector in the HBO film written by David Mamet, is a two-time Tony Award-winner who also starred in the 1983 revival of American Buffalo. He is an Academy Award-winner, four-time Golden Globe-winner, and two-time Emmy Award-winner. CHINA DOLL will mark his twelfth time appearing on Broadway, including The Merchant of Venice, Salomé, Hughie, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Camino Real, and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie among others.

CHINA DOLL will mark the tenth presentation of a David Mamet work by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler on Broadway and the West End.

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