This fall, Broadway will feature this two-character play which is sure to enthrall audiences. Big money, fast planes, a beautiful young woman and other objects of desire come together in this riveting play.
The synopsis of the play is as follows:
Billionaire Mickey Ross, played by Al Pacino, is in his office with his assistant Carson, played by Christopher Denham. Ross has just bought an airplane as a wedding gift for his fiancée. He’s making plans to go into a semiretirement and really enjoy himself and life in general. We find him in the process of giving last minute instructions to Carson and getting ready to leave his office when he receives one last phone call; a phone call that’s about to change everything.
When asked about his character and the play, Pacino said: "...'one of the most daunting and challenging roles I've been given to explore onstage. It's a special gift to originate a role in the theatre, especially written by such a formidable writer, and I haven't done that in a long, long time...'
In addition to Pacino, who has already established himself as one of Broadway’s most reliable top draws, China Doll also features a number of other notable names in the industry. The play is directed by Pam MacKinnon, a Tony Award winning director who has also directed productions such as Clybourne Park, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In addition, Derek McLane is responsible for scenery, Jess Goldstein for costumes, and Russell H. Champa for lighting.
Although originally slated to open on November 19th, the show is now set to open on December 4th. From then, it will have a limited run up to January 31st, 2016.
This show promises to deliver in terms of entertainment, writing, and star power. Pacino is an established Broadway legend with a track record that also includes works such as ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’. Furthermore, China Doll marks another occasion in which highly acclaimed writer Mamet join forces with Pacino yet again. The two are often associated due to their joint work on the 1983 Broadway production ‘American Buffalo’ as well as the film ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’.
To witness this riveting show, make sure you grab your China Doll tickets well in advance to see Broadway legends do what they do best.