Girls Just Wanna Cry Rape in New Campus Drama
Since the 2012 Presidential election, conservatives have been trying to think up ways to revive their movement. Last week a number of them approached the subject, including George F. Will (basically you're doing great don't change anything), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (basically you're doing g ... More >>
I loved you in your last Broadway appearance, as the controversial Shylock in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice; you were fiery and poignant and commanding, a true star. And I figured I'd adore you in the new Glengarry Glen Ross revival because David Mamet could well be your real bard. After all, ... More >>
On Broadway, that is. The playwright offers up his newest.
"Bring on some original dramas already!" we pundits always cry, desperate for new blood in the midst of the endless barrage of revivals and tourist shows. But this season, that's led to some insubstantial fare like the religious drama Grace, the porn comedy The Performers, and the unpersuasive sat ... More >>
In David Mamet's imminent play The Anarchist, Patti LuPone plays the incarcerated title character, trying to swing some favors from warden Debra Winger. But in real life, they love each other, even after four whole days of rehearsal. The great actresses met us at a press event today, and bestowed ... More >>
David Mamet (who, lest we forget, is no longer a brain-dead liberal), is a big fan of prolific emailerSarah Palin. "I am crazy about her," he told the Financial Times over lunch. "Would she make a good candidate for president? I don't know but she seems to have succeeded at everything she put ... More >>
In 2008, when President Barack Obama was just a surging senator, the famed (and rich!) writer David Mamet penned a political essay for the Village Voice that was titled "David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal.'" It was hugely successful -- basically the biggest story in this we ... More >>
Yes, David Mamet himself drew this cartoon for Tablet Magazine. David Mamet, of course, is the Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright who penned such dramas as Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow, but has also written Torah commentary, and a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank in Marietta, G ... More >>
David Mamet's Race
Girls, probably telling the truth. Photo by Sandy Kim.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla reviews Michael Jackson's mercifully goofy and cheerful This Is It, Reyhan Harmanci does some reporting and fact-checking on the improbably ridiculous backstory of San Francisco duo Girls, Andy Be ... More >>
Plus dancing stars, live mullets, and midlife lesbians.
The playwright's New York season
The ridiculous 2008 Kennedy Center Honors -- featuring bizarre tributes to Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, among others -- were recently televised, which gave us an idea for the next Administration. President Obama's walking into a seriously screwed-up economy and two wars. Since things are goin ... More >>
Or so they think
Another David Mamet play comes to Broadway
David Mamet and his hero fight the power and succumb to it
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Mamet draws big laughs, Inge draws some tears, Ethan Coen draws a blank
And stunning, where Bardem and the Coens are concerned. Plus other dark visions, and peaceful chats with Mamet and Lauper.
A play about accountants doesn't quite add up
Wilson's Two Trains and Mamet's Voysey keep the storms offstage and the moral crises on
Old Mamet one-act about masculine indulgence revived as actors' showcase
Marathon display of the ancient art and variegated pleasures of the one-act
Sharing a bill, three writers contemplate the Eternal Triangle: A man, a woman, a problem
Mamet's farcical solution to the Mideast crisis: Admit you're gay and stand up straight
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