Glengarry Glen Ross- Christian Slater

 

Glengarry Glen Ross- Christian Slater

Background

Slater’s first television role was on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live when he was 8 years old.[6] Following a run on Ryan’s Hope, he made his Broadway debut as the lisping Winthrop Paroo opposite Dick Van Dyke in the 1980 revival of The Music Man.[2] Additional Broadway credits include Copperfield, Merlin, Macbeth, Side Man, and The Glass Menagerie. In addition he has performed in London’s West End in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Swimming With Sharks.

Slater made his big screen debut in 1985’s The Legend of Billie Jean playing Billie Jean’s brother Binx. Though expected to be a big hit, the film fell short at the box office, despite gaining a cult following. His career improved with his role in The Name of the Rose (1986) alongside Sean Connery.[7] Slater played Connery’s apprentice monk while they investigated a series of murders at a Benedictine abbey. Slater followed this by playing Junior Tucker in Francis Ford Coppola’s Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), Gleaming the Cube (1989) and Beyond the Stars (1989).

In relation to Glengarry Glen Ross West end show

Mr. Robot‘s Christian Slater will star in the Sam Yates-directed revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Slater will play the lead role of Ricky Roma (Al Pacino played him in the 1992 film) alongside a cut throat sales team played by Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall Stanley Townsend, and Don Warrington. It’s the first time the play will have been staged on the West End in a decade, and it will run for 14 weeks at the Playhouse Theatre, from October 26 to February 3. Mamet premiered the play at the National Theatre in 1983 and won the Olivier Award for Best Play before winning the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Glengarry Glen Ross is produced by ATG Productions, Act Productions and Glass Half Full Productions.

Slater was last on the London stage in Swimming with Sharks at the Vaudeville Theatre and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Gielgud/Garrick Theatre and his other stage credits include Spamalot at the Hollywood Bowl and a Broadway turn with Jessica Lange in The Glass Menagerie.

Show Overview

Set in an office of Chicago salesmen, Glengarry Glen Ross follows the lengths the real estate agents will go to in order to get ahead of their colleagues. The drama received its world premiere at the National Theatre in 1983 and its Broadway premiere the following year. It was revived on Broadway in 2005 and in the West End 2007 starring Jonathan Pryce. Mamet also adapted the 1992 film starring Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino and Alec Baldwin. Glengarry Glen Ross runs at Playhouse Theatre, London from 26 October 2017 to 3 February 2018.

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