Speed The Plow



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Venue:
Ethel Barrymore Theater

Address:
243 West 47th Street

Length:
90 minutes with no intermission

Opened:
October 23, 2008

Category:
Broadway Play (dark comedy)

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DAVID MAMET REVIVAL SET TO TAKE THE STAGE!

A well known cast is set to take the stage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for the 20th Anniversary revival of David Mamet’s dark comedy Speed-the-Plow. This satire of the film industry is set for previews on October 3, 2008 and is scheduled for an official start date of October 23, 2008. This play is said to be one of Mamet’s most popular works.

The story focuses on two film producers battling it out over the next big hit. Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox are two Hollywood executive hotshots who have made it up from the mailroom together and have been through it all climbing to the top. They run into some trouble when Charlie brings Bobby a can’t miss hit that Bobby is all set to go for until the beautiful new temp at the office inserts herself in the middle of their friendship and their thought process. Can this partnership survive a woman?

The original production opened on Broadway in 1988 and starred Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver and Madonna. Pulitzer Prize winning author Mamet received a Tony nomination for the play the first time around. There was also a recent West End revival starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum as the two producers/friends. The current production stars two time Emmy award winner Jeremy Piven as Bobby. Piven is best known for his Emmy award winning portrayal of Ari Gold on the popular HBO series Entourage. This play marks his Broadway debut. In the role of Charlie is the popular Broadway actor and three time Tony award nominee Raul Esparza. He has starred in such productions as Taboo, Company and most recently The Homecoming in 2007 for which he was nominated for a Tony award. Making her Broadway debut in the role of Karen is television actress Elizabeth Moss. She is best known for her roles in The West Wing and AMC’s Mad Men. This trio makes for a strong and interesting ensemble to say the least.

Speed-the-Plow is a fascinating satire of the Hollywood film set that includes portrayals of sexy movie stars, greed and the constant need for power and ambition. The storyline and the casting perfection makes this production a “must see”. Speed The Plow tickets are on sale now for this limited engagement that is scheduled to end its run on February 22, 2009. Don’t miss this one!


Speed The Plow Tickets Information

Speed The Plow tickets are selling from the box office for between $49.50 - $110 with premium seats and sold out shows costing between $121.00 and $262.00. To view a great online selection of Speed The Plow Tickets click the link.

Show Times

Matinee:
Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm
Evening:
Tue 7pm
Wed through Sat 8pm

Directions

Take the C and E trains to 50th Street and 8th Avenue.

Take the 1 and 9 trains to 50th Street and Broadway.

Take the B, D, Q, F trains to 47-50 Streets and 6th Avenue.

Take the N and R trains to 49th Street and 7th Avenue.

Cast

Jeremy Piven
Raul Esparza
Elisabeth Moss

Credits

Author - David Mamet
Director - Neil Pepe
Set Design -Scott Pask
Costume Design - Laura Bauer
Lighting Design -Brian MacDevitt





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