Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Talk To The Hand: Kevin Edition

Talk To The Hand: Kevin Edition

Click here to see Kevin Spacey's wonderfully animated May 25 appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman," in which at the 5 minute mark, the acclaimed actor tells how he deals with unruly audience members, including those with dreaded cell phones.

At the 7 minute mark, Spacey reveals how he held out his hand and called out an unruly audience member by finally saying "Enough." Yet another reason why I like this fine, and lately grossly underappreciated, actor!

Although the wildly successful (read: profitable) revival of A Moon For The Misbegotten became history on Tony night, Spacey fans willing to travel to London can get another live dose of him in 2008. Beginning in January, he'll be starring in the Old Vic's revival of David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Related Stories:
Talk To The Hand: Tony Edition (June 19, 2007)
Spring Awakening Calling (June 18, 2007)
Rat Patrol: Coming To A Theatre Near You? (May 30, 2007)
A Recoup For The Misbegotten (May 18, 2007)
SOB's Best Of 2006-07: Best Revivals Of Plays (May 16, 2007)
A Moon For The Misbegotten (The SOB Review) (May 12, 2007)
Theatre Etiquette, Part Two (May 1, 2007)
Was Moon Eclipsed By Critics? (April 10, 2007)
Broadway Moon Shines On Opening Tonight (April 9, 2007)
A Moon For The Students (April 4, 2007)
Money For The Begotten? (January 10, 2007)
Theatre Etiquette, Part One (November 30, 2007)
Brooks Atkinson To Get Space(y)d Out With Moon For The Misbegotten (November 22, 2006)

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At 20 June, 2007, Blogger SarahB said...

Coincidence! I was just recounting this story to Noah over supper. Letterman is fascinated by drunks in the theater and it always makes for a good story. Spacey can spin a good yarn, for sure.

At 21 June, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

And a good yarn it was! Now you know where to tell Noah to tune it to see it for himself!

At 21 June, 2007, Anonymous Esther said...

I'm really hoping that Speed-the-plow comes to Broadway. I think it only has a three-person cast (a three-hander?) so, like A Moon for the Misbegotten, it would be relatively cheap to transfer. Hopefully, that's part of his thinking in picking the play! And I think the success of Moon shows that Kevin's still a draw on Broadway.

At 21 June, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Of course, the first and only time Speed-The-Plow played the Great White Way (in 1988), it famously provided Madonna with her one and only Broadway appearance alongside Ron Silver and Joe Mantegna.

I missed the performance, but -- going full circle back to London -- I caught her in 2002 for her West End debut in Up For Grabs. I only wish I could be as charitable about her acting as I am to Kevin Spacey's.


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