Bobby Cannavale, Al Pacino Hit Broadway in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

Cuban Broadway star Bobby Cannavale will be lending veteran actor Al Pacino a hand in the upcoming production of "Glengarry Glen Ross."

The revival, slated to premiere this fall in the Great White Way, is produced by David Mamet, who said that Cannavale will play Richard "Ricky" Roma, the part Pacino played in a 1992 film version of the same play.

Previews will start on Oct. 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and an opening night has been set for Nov. 11.

Cannavale, who has appeared on "Nurse Jackie" and won an Emmy in "Will & Grace," was last on Broadway playing a recovering addict opposite Chris Rock in the Tony-nominated play "The Motherf---- With the Hat."

That show earned Cannavale a Tony nomination for the 2011 awards ceremony for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play” category.

The actor was also set to star in Broadway’s 1964 revival of “Funny Girl” before the show was canceled last fall for financial reasons.

The two-time Tony Award nominee was set to play the role of Nick Arnstein in the musical opposite Lauren Ambrose as Fanny Brice.

"Funny Girl" would have began previews at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on Jan. 15 and was set to close Feb. 26. It was expected to later hit Broadway, marking the first time there since the 1964 original production starring Barbra Streisand.

Cannavale, who has appeared on "Nurse Jackie" and won an Emmy in "Will & Grace," will also star in a new production of Clifford Odets' "The Big Knife." It begins previews on March 22 at the American Airlines Theatre.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.