Monday, January 05, 2009

Broadway Monday

Sex and money battle for blood in the 20th anniversary revival of Speed-the-Plow, David Mamet’s classic skewering of Hollywood power brokers. Bobby and Charlie are two film producers hungry to impress the Studio Head with the next big blockbuster. Cut to Karen, a sexy new secretary, armed with a plan to tear them apart.

Sudden cast changes made the news last month as one of the main stars, Jeremy Piven, became ill and had to withdraw from the run. It was reported that Piven is suffering from mercury poisoning. Watch that sushi, children! Broadway veterans Norbert Leo Butz and William H. Macy have been tapped to finish the production.

Speed-thePlow is currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre through February 22, 2009 completing it's limited engagement.

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