Non-fiction web series American Buffalo: Backstage gives fans a peek behind the scenes of the upcoming Broadway revival of David Mamet masterpiece American Buffalo. The play was originally produced in Chicago in 1976 and it won the Obie award as well as the prestigious New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. This production stars stage stage veteran and cult hero John Leguizamo, and features the Broadway debuts of Cedric the Entertainer and Haley Joel Osment. American Buffalo opens on Broadway on Halloween, and the web series will release new videos daily chronicling the rehearsal process.
On Day 1, watch a very candid interview with Leguizamo, and some inside Equity jokes from Cedric the Entertainer. The show will have particular appeal for those curious about the rehearsal process for a Broadway play.
You can hear director Robert Falls working with Haley Joel Osment, which is a rare window into the actor’s work. It should be interesting to watch the series progress with such a capable cast lending their efforts to Mamet’s signature work.