David Mamet's 'China Doll' delays opening date

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Posted: Nov 09, 2015 4:41 PM
David Mamet's 'China Doll' delays opening date

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics will have to wait a little longer to weigh in on the Broadway return of Al Pacino and his new David Mamet play until after Thanksgiving.

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler said Monday that "China Doll," which was supposed to open Nov. 19, instead will open Dec. 4, an unusual two-week delay so late in the process.

The show began previews Oct. 21 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Last week's six performances were virtually sold out again and the show has earned over $1 million every week it's been running.

In a statement, the producers said the "move allows the creative team additional time to work on the play before its world premiere."

The last time Mamet was on Broadway was the disastrous "The Anarchist."