The Emmy Award winning actor Darren Criss, known for his time on Glee, will return to the Broadway stage in the revival of American Buffalo.
American Buffalo first opened on Broadway in 1977. The show delves into the story of Don, a junk shop owner who sold a buffalo nickel to a customer for 90 cents, but believes it is worth much more. He plots a scheme to get the coin back, as well as the whole collection, with friend Teach and goffer Bobby. The play was nominated for two Tony Awards and was adapted for a revival in 1983.
Criss will join the previously-announced cast members including Tony winner Laurence Fishburne and Oscar winner Sam Rockwell. Previously, Criss debuted in the show How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, followed by a title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He’s also appeared on screen in the show The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and won an Emmy Award for his time in the Ryan Murphy limited series. He first garnered attention playing Blaine Anderson on the comedy-drama series Glee from 2010 to 2015.
American Buffalo will begin previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre – currently hosting the revival of Oklahoma! – on March 24, 2020. It will officially open on April 14. The play will join a handful of shows opening this season including the Michael Jackson musical MJ, The Height of The Storm, and Plaza Suite, among others.