Thursday, October 23, 2008

Speeding Toward, Plowing Through Opening Night

Speeding Toward, Plowing Through Opening Night

This evening, the first Broadway revival of David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Directed by Neil Pepe, the production stars Jeremy Piven as Bobby Gould opposite Raúl Esparza as Charlie Fox, with Elisabeth Moss taking on the role of Karen. This marks the Broadway debuts for both Piven and Moss.

The revival comes 20 years after the original mounting, with included Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver and Madonna in the aforementioned roles. Silver took home a Tony for his portrayal of Charlie Fox.

Will there be awards in this revival's future? Will critics by rushing to provide accolades? I'll answer the latter question tomorrow in my critics' capsule.

The limited run is currently scheduled through February 22, 2009.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 23 October, 2008, Blogger Chris Caggiano said...

I'm seeing it tomorrow night. Greatly looking forward to it. Super cast. Also seeing Billy Elliot and Romantic Poetry this weekend. Which will be the highlight? Only time will tell.

At 23 October, 2008, Blogger the artist formerly known as jess. said...



At 20 December, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on that Fishy and BOGUS excuse that Jeremy used for leaving the show? It really seems strange.

At 20 December, 2008, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Anonymous, I'll be posting my thoughts shortly.


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