David Mamet‘s “China Doll” has delayed its Broadway press opening two weeks, a move which will buy the creative team “additional time to work on the play before its world premiere,” reps for the show said on Monday.
The play, starring Tony winner Al Pacino, was originally slated to open on Thursday, Nov. 19, but will now raise its curtain on Friday, Dec. 4. The 10th presentation of a David Mamet work is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
“China Doll” tells the story of Mickey Ross (Al Pacino), a man of means who is ready to walk away from it all to start a new life with his young fiancée, per its official description. Then one phone call changes everything.
Christopher Denham co-stars in director Pam MacKinnon’s production. “China Doll” is presented by producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler.
The Broadway play has scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Tony Award-winner Jess Goldstein, and lighting design by Russell H. Champa.
The show was cast by Telsey & Company and Bialy/Thomas Associates.