David Mamet's 'China Doll' adds Fran Kranz opposite Pacino

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Posted: Apr 02, 2015 3:30 PM
David Mamet's 'China Doll' adds Fran Kranz opposite Pacino

NEW YORK (AP) — The return of Al Pacino to Broadway this fall in "China Doll' has attracted actor Fran Kranz and Tony Award-winning set and costume designers.

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler said Thursday that Derek McLane will make the sets and Jess Goldstein will dress the actors.

Pacino will act opposite Kranz, who appeared in "You Can't Take It With You" with James Earl Jones, and was also seen in the Tony-winning Mike Nichols revival of "Death of a Salesman."

In the play, written by David Mamet, Pacino plays a wealthy man about to retire and marry a younger woman when his plans are shaken by a phone call. Pam MacKinnon will direct.

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Previews begin Oct. 20, with an official opening on Nov. 19 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre