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The Verdict Reviews: See What Critics Have To Say About American Buffalo

The revival of David Mamet's play stars Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, and Darren Criss.

Sam Rockwell, Darren Criss, and Laurence Fishburne Richard Termine

The revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo officially opened April 14 at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. Directed by Neil Pepe, the limited 16-week engagement will run through July 10.

The play follows three small-time hustlers in search of the American Dream. Comprising the cast is Laurence Fishburne as Donny, Sam Rockwell as Teach, and Darren Criss as Bobby. 

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Cititour (Brian Scott Lipton)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Christian Holub)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

New York Theatre (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Times (Jesse Green)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

Time Out (Adam Feldman)

Variety (Daniel D'Addario)

Vulture (Helen Shaw)

Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)

Playbill will continue to update this article as reviews are published.

First premiering on Broadway in 1977, the production received two Tony Award nominations for Best Direction of a Play and Best Scenic Design and won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design. It has since gone on to be revived Off-Broadway in 1981 and 2000, and on Broadway in 1983. 

The current revival features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and casting by Telsey + Co and William Cantler.

The producing team is headed by Jeffrey Richards, Steve Traxler, Stephanie P. McClelland, GFour Productions, Spencer Ross with Chris and Ashlee Clarke, Gemini Theatrical, Suna Said Maslin, Richard Liebowitz/Cue to Cue Productions, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Brad Blume, Caiola Productions, Joanna Carson, Arthur Kern, Willette Klausner, Jeremiah J. Harris and Darren P. DeVerna, Van Kaplan, Patrick Myles/David Luff, Alexander Marshall, Kathleen K. Johnson, Diego Kolankowsky, Steve and Jacob Levy, Morwin Schmookler, Brian Moreland, Ambassador Theatre Group, Jacob Soroken Porter, and The Shubert Organization.

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Take a Look at Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, and Darren Criss in Production Photos of American Buffalo

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