Darren Criss to Join Sam Rockwell and Laurence Fishburne in ‘American Buffalo’ Broadway Revival

Performances to begin on March 24, 2020

Last Updated: October 24, 2019 @ 7:01 AM

Darren Criss has joined Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell in the revival of “American Buffalo” on Broadway, it was announced on Wednesday.

Written by David Mamet, the play centers on three small-time hustlers who concoct a plan to steal a rare coin collection. Criss will play Bobby, an employee of Fishburne’s scheming junk shop owner Donny.

Neil Pepe is directing the revival, with performances set to begin on March 24, 2020 at the Circle in the Square Theater ahead of the official opening on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020.

“American Buffalo” first premiered on Broadway in 1977, when it received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play. It has since been revived twice, and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 1983.

For Criss, the role will mark his return to Broadway after starring as Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” in 2015. He made his Broadway debut in 2012 as J. Pierrepont Finch in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.”

He most recently starred in Ryan Murphy’s FX drama “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” for which he took home an Emmy, and costars alongside Woody Harrelson and Mandy Moore in Roland Emmerich’s World War II film “Midway,” which is set to hit theaters next month. His upcoming projects include the musical comedy series “Royalties” for Quibi and Ryan Murphy’s period drama “Hollywood” at Netflix.