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The announcements are starting to come in for Tony Award-aimed shows next spring on Broadway.

Now we learn that Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell will appear in David Mamet’s great play, “American Buffalo” next March. Neil Pepe is directing. Jeffrey Richards, Steve Traxler, and Stephanie P. McClelland are producers.

Whenever I think of “American Buffalo” I think of Al Pacino, so this is a fresh take and a very exciting one. Fishburne has a Tony and an Emmy. Rockwell has an Oscar and a Golden Globe award.

This has to be better than the ill-fated version of “American Buffalo” from 2008 with Cedric the Entertainer, John Leguizamo, and Haley Joel Osment. That one played for a week. (What were they thinking?)

Pacino headlined the 1983 version, with 100 performances in a limited run. The original Buffalo starred Robert Duvall, John Savage, and Kenneth McMillan in 1977. The 1996 movie starred Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz.

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