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‘American Buffalo’ on Broadway: Everything We Know

Award-winning actors, Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, and Darren Criss team up for American Buffalo on Broadway. Check out everything you need to know about this gripping revival, now playing at the Circle in the Square Theatre.  

What is American Buffalo on Broadway about?

Written by American playwright David Mamet, American Buffalo follows 3 men who plan and stage a burglary in a second-hand junk shop as their own attempt to experience the American Dream. Their plan begins to unravel as feelings of betrayal and bitterness erupt among the 3.

The original production played on Broadway in 1977, with a film adaptation starring Dennis Franz, Dustin Hoffman, and Sean Nelson in 1996. This revival is directed by Neil Pepe with scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Tyler Micoleu, and fight direction by J. David Brimmer.

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American Buffalo Broadway cast

The cast only has 3 characters; Laurence Fishburne who plays junk shop owner Donny, Sam Rockwell who plays Donny’s friend Teach, and Darren Criss who plays Donny’s gofer Bob. Currently playing Pops Johnson in the ABC comedy Black-ish, Emmy and Oscar-nominated Laurence Fishburne is a Broadway veteran and Tony winner. In an interview with The New York Times, he dissects his American Buffalo character. “He’s the father figure in this triangle of these three men,” he says. “He’s trying to guide them and protect them and school them as best he can.”

Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss have also previously appeared on Broadway. Three Billboards star Sam previously starred in the 2015 play Fool for Love. Darren, known for his role as singing heartthrob Blaine Anderson in Glee, has appeared in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.


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Should you see American Buffalo on Broadway?

If you can’t get enough of heist stories and crime media, this show is one to check out. If you’ve only seen these high-class actors on the screen, this is the chance to see them live on stage.

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American Buffalo Broadway tickets

American Buffalo is now open on Broadway. If you’re looking to purchase $35 rush tickets, head to TodayTix.com starting at 9 a.m. It is first come first serve. Check out the website for more info.

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