Speed the Plow

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    David Mamet Thanks Chinese Restaurateurs on Behalf of Jews in Tablet Magazine

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Jeremy Piven Can't Take a Joke, Apparently

    ​Last week, our Michael Musto reported that Megan Mullally had split a Broadway play before it even had a chance to open. When he noted Mullally's departure, Musto naturally drew a parallel to Jeremy Piven's highly-publicized departure from a production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow: When ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 30, 2010

    Green Day Was Influenced By Ethel Merman!

    Cruising for surreal NYC Housewives. Plus, high and low fashion, plus some new and old-fashioned on Broadway.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Megan Mullally Splits Broadway Show: Is She The New Jeremy Piven?

    ​When Jeremy Piven abruptly checked out of Broadway's Speed-the-Plow revival in late '08, at least he was polite enough to give a health-related excuse: he'd eaten too much fish! But Megan Mullally just bolted from Lips Together, Teeth Apart without any tummyache at all.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Haven't had enough of George Weber's murderer, John Katehis? The fullest internet trail is at True Crime Report. Remember the rightwing har-har story about Obama's Irish teleprompter "gaffe"? Turns out it's bullshit. What is true, apparently and amazingly, is that the Farrelly Brothers are close t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 11, 2009


    Theatermakers battle for glory

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Toxic Jeremy Piven Departs Mamet's Speed-the-Plow

    Should we blame it on the tekka maki? Earlier this year, The New York Times reported finding high mercury levels in the tuna sushi at 20 Manhattan stores and restaurants, including Nobu Next Door. TV stars love them some Japanese delicacies, which may help to explain why Entourage actor Jeremy Piven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    This Week's Voice: Ice-T and Richard Hell on the Election, They Might Be Giants, Craig Finn, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and More

    In this week's Village Voice, writers, artists, and performers share their takes on next week's presidential election: Richard Hell, William Gibson, Ice-T, Eileen Myles, and beyond. In Music, Rob Harvilla revisits the inspirational grandeur of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood: "At one poi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2008


    Another David Mamet play comes to Broadway

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Mamet May Have 3 Shows on B'Way this Fall (Updated)

    A revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo starring John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer has been booked into the Belasco Theatre for the fall. With this, the Speed-the-Plow revival we mentioned earlier, and November if it lasts that long*, Mamet will have three shows running on Broadway this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Evening Edition: Golisano's Mind/Money Games, B'way/Mets Notes

    Tom Golisano is messing with people's minds again. As we reported earlier, the perennial independent Gubernatorial candidate created a $5 million PAC; the Republicans started saying publicly how much Golisano and they had in common; then Golisano gave $1 million to the Democrats just to fuck with th ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 16, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Amanda causes a stir without saying— or wearing— much, exuding a good-natured alien appeal.