Al Pacino will return to Broadway next year in a new play by David Mamet written with the Oscar-winner in mind.
Producers said Thursday that Pacino will star in "China Doll" directed by Pam MacKinnon starting in October 2015. Additional casting is to be announced later.
Pacino was last seen on Broadway in 2012 in the role of Shelly Levene in a revival of Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Glengarry Glen Ross." Mamet's last new play on Broadway was the disappointing "The Anarchist" co-starring Debra Winger and Patti LuPone.
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