Broadway review: ‘American Buffalo’ revival is highly entertaining, but does not travel into David Mamet’s emotional core | Ap

NEW YORK – David Mamet – the confounding, outspoken playwright that artistic progressives are dying to cancel – wrote “American Buffalo” in 1975, when he was just 27 years old.

Now, 46 years later, that same play is being revived for the third time on Broadway with a starry, accomplished and all-in cast made up of Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne and Darren Criss, working under the energized direction of Neil Pepe.

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