Christopher Denham to Star Opposite Al Pacino in David Mamet's China Doll
Denham replaces Fran Kranz, who exited the Broadway production.
Christopher Denham will replace the previously announced Fran Kranz to star opposite Al Pacino in the world-premiere Broadway engagement of David Mamet's China Doll. According to press materials, Kranz withdrew from the production due to scheduling conflicts.
Denham's previous Broadway credits include "Master Harold"… and the boys in which he starred opposite Danny Glover, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He also appeared in Roundabout Theater Company's The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durin and Playwright's Horizons's Kindness, along with film credits in Argo starring Ben Affleck and Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Additionally, China Doll has added ten performances to its limited run at the Schoenfeld Theatre. The production will now offer 97 performances, beginning October 21 in advance of a November 19 opening.
Pacino heads the cast of the two-character play as Mickey Ross, a billionaire planning for his retirement with his young fiancee, when a phone call shakes things up. Denham now takes on the roll of Mickey's assistant Carson.
Directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles), the creative team will include Derek McLane (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), and Russell H. Champa (lighting design).