Bobby Cannavale is heading back to Broadway in a big way…
Along with appearing in the Roundabout Theatre Company‘s spring 2013 revival of Clifford Odets‘ The Big Knife, the 42-year-old half-Cuban American has signed on to star opposite Al Pacino this fall in a revival of David Mamet‘s Glengarry Glen Ross, the 1984 Pulitzer Prize winning drama about a ruthless bunch of real estate sharks.
The play will begin previews on October 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with the official opening set for November 11.
Daniel Sullivan, who last led Pacino to a Tony Award nomination two seasons ago in The Merchant of Venice, is set to direct the production. The revival marks the 30th anniversary of Mamet’s groundbreaking play, which he wrote in 1982.
Cannavale has been tapped to play hot-shot broker Ricky Roma, the role portrayed by Pacino in the 1992 screen version. Pacino will take on the role of fading former sales ace Shelley “The Machine” Levene.
While a cutoff date for the revival hasn’t been set yet, the limited engagement will free up Cannavale in time to maintain his previous commitment to star in The Big Knife, which is expected to start previews at the American Airlines Theatre on March 22 for an April opening.
Cannavale, who will be appearing in Woody Allen‘s next film project, previously appeared in two Broadway productions, Mauritius (2008) and The Motherf**ker With the Hat (2011), earning Tony nominations both times.