John Goodman and Tom Sturridge join the cast of American Buffalo at the Wyndham’s Theatre
It was announced today that Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner John Goodman and Outer Critics Circle Theatre Award winner Tom Sturridge would join Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet’s gripping 1975 play American Buffalo at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
John Goodman said “I’m delighted to be returning to the stage, and to be making my West End debut, in such a fantastic project with two brilliant British actors both of whom I’ve admired for some time. David Mamet is a writer I have loved throughout my career and so I’m thrilled to be bringing his work alive on stage.”
Tom Sturridge said “It’s a deep privilege to be offered the chance to do this play with Damian and John under Daniel’s direction. I think the play is dangerous and delicate, funny and frightening. American Buffalo is special. I can’t wait to fight to make an audience feel about it as I do.”
American Buffalo is an explosive drama that examines the fickle nature of honour among thieves. As three small-time crooks plan one big-time heist, a tragedy of errors spins this razor-sharp and darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed and a coveted Buffalo nickel.
American Buffalo will play a strictly limited run from 16 April – 27 June 2015 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
John Goodman is an Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner who first came to prominence in the American sitcom Roseanne, he has subsequently become known for his frequent collaborations on screen with the Coen Brothers in films such as Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski and O Brother Where Art Thou? John most recently starred in Paramount’s remake of 1974’s The Gambler and he is currently starring in season 2 of Amazon’s Alpha House. His upcoming films include Bad Robot’s thriller Valencia and Jay Roach’s Trumbo.
Goodman’s recent stage credits have included his critically acclaimed performance as Pozzo in Waiting for Godot (Studio 54, New York), in which he starred alongside Nathan Lane and Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (The Public Theatre, New York).Goodman’s innumerable film credits have included Ben Affleck’s Academy Award winning film Argo, the multi-award winning The Artist, Inside Llewyn Davis and Monuments Men.
Tom Sturridge is a Tony nominated English actor who is well known for his work on stage and film. In 2013 Tom won Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards and was nominated for a Tony Award in the Broadway play Orphans in which he starred alongside Alec Baldwin and Ben Foster. Sturridge made his theatre debut in Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith & Manchester Royal Exchange) for which he received Critics Circle Best Newcomer and Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards as well as being nominated for the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. He subsequently went on to star in Simon Stephens’ Wastwater and Polly Stenham’s No Quarter for which he was long listed as Best Actor at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards (both Royal Court Theatre).
Sturridge’s film credits include roles in Being Julia, The Boat That Rocked, Effie Gray and On the Road. In 2015, Tom will star in Thomas Vinterberg’s new film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel Far from the Madding Crowd alongside Carey Mulligan as well as Terence Malick’s untitled new feature with Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender.