American Buffalo

Play - Revival

Booth Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 20, 1983
  • Opening Date: October 27, 1983
  • Closing Date: February 4, 1984
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 93

Playwright: David Mamet


After underselling a valuable nickel to a customer, junk shop owner Don and a team of third-rate crooks plot to seek revenge by stealing the customer's coin collection.


Opening Night Cast

Al Pacino in American Buffalo Al Pacino Walter Cole
James Hayden Bobby
J. J. Johnston Donny Dubrow
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Opening Night Production Credits

David Mamet David Mamet Writer
  Arvin Brown Director
  Marjorie Kellogg Scenic Design
  Bill Walker Costume Design
  Ronald Wallace Lighting Design
  Leonard A. Mulhern General Manager
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Actor in a Play Al Pacino Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Theatre World Award J. J. Johnston Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Revival (Play or Musical)   Nominee
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