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China Doll starring Al Pacino coming to Broadway by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

China Doll starring Al Pacino is coming to Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre; previews begin October 21, 2015 with an opening night set for November 19, 2015, running until January 31, 2016.


Al Pacino. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Oscar and Tony Award winner Al Pacino returns to Broadway in China Doll, “a new play about a wealthy man, his young fiancé, and an airplane,” said David Mamet, in a statement. “The man has just bought a new plane as a wedding present for the girl. He intends to go into semi-retirement, and enjoy himself. He’s in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his young assistant. He takes one last phone call…The characters are ‘Mickey Ross’, a billionaire; ‘Carson’, the assistant, and a telephone. I wrote it for Al”, Mamet stated; written by David Mamet a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner (As a playwright: Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, The Anarchist, and Race; as a screenwriter: The Verdict, Wag the Dog, and Phil Spector), and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Clybourne Park). Al Pacino will be joined on stage by Christopher Denham (Films: Argo and Shutter Island; Broadway: “Master Harold”…and the Boys) who plays the role of ‘Carson’, the assistant.

Al Pacino (Born Alfredo James Pacino; April 25, 1940, New York) is a successful Italian-American actor and filmmaker. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 65th annual Academy Awards in 1993 for his performance as “Frank Slade” in Scent of a Woman; prior to his win he had received seven Oscar nominations, including two the same year. He made his feature film debut in 1969 in the film Me, Natalie in a supporting role, before playing the lead role in the 1971 film The Panic in Needle Park. His major breakthrough was the year after, in 1972, in the role of “Michael Corleone” in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. His films include The Godfather films, Scarface, Cruising, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, …And Justice for All, Carlito’s Way, Scent of a Woman, The Devil’s Advocate, Donnie Brasco, Dick Tracy, Righteous Kill, The Merchant of Venice, Glengarry Glen Ross, Ocean’s Thirteen, Phil Spector, Sea of Love, Frankie and Johnny, and countless others. He is a Tony Award winner for his Broadway performance in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? in 1969, and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel in 1977. His theatre credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Merchant of Venice, Salome, Richard III, and more. A longtime fan of Shakespeare, he made is directorial debut with Looking for Richard, a quasi-documentary of the play Richard III. He has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, and has been nominated and has won many awards during his acting career, including eight Academy Award nominations (winning one), fifteen Golden Globe nominations (winning four), five BAFTA nominations (winning two), and won two Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards. His Broadway performance in China Doll previews October 21, 2015.

Photographs and Article by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.

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Al Pacino. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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David Mamet’s China Doll starring Al Pacino on Broadway.


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