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 >>
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 >>
Cruising for surreal NYC Housewives. Plus, high and low fashion, plus some new and old-fashioned on Broadway.
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.
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 >>
Theatermakers battle for glory
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 >>
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 >>
Another David Mamet play comes to Broadway
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 >>
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 >>
Amanda causes a stir without saying or wearing much, exuding a good-natured alien appeal.