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"Speed the Plow

Oprah Showed Up To Support Lindsay Lohan In New London Play

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment

It's one thing for a fellow celebrity or friend to show up to support your new play. It's an entirely different, amazing thing when that person happen...

Writer-to-Writer: A Conversation With David Mamet

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"Writing a stage play and a screenplay have very little to do with each other. A stage play is just dialogue. One has to be able to communicate the play through disputation. A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia."

First Nighter: Bruce Norris's Domesticated Yay, Wallace Shawn's Grasses of a Thousand Colors Nay

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

We may never know what Hilary Clinton was thinking during the 1998 Monica Lewinsky episode or how Silda Wall Spitzer was reacting when Eliot Spitzer strayed or whether Huma Abedin was severely stand-by-your-man-tested over Anthony Weiner's vigorous sexting. We might never know any of this, but Bruce Clybourne Park Norris has some ideas.

Inside Jeremy Piven's Offstage Drama With 'Speed-the-Plow'

nytimes.com | PATRICK HEALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The actor, Jeremy Piven, stunned the theater world in December by bolting the revival of David Mamet's Hollywood drama "Speed-the-Plow," citing health...

Jeremy Piven Plays Obama Card In Mercury Poisoning Defense

tmz.com | TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jeremy Piven is dragging Barack Obama into his war over the "mercury poisoning" excuse he used to get out of a Broadway play a few months ago. With t...

Producers Plan To File For Arbitration Against Tearful Jeremy Piven

AP | MICHAEL KUCHWARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Jeremy Piven is not off the hook yet. The producers of "Speed-the-Plow" said Friday they will file for arbitration to settle their d...

No Agreement From Jeremy Piven Poisoning Hearing

AP | MICHAEL KUCHWARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — No agreement has been reached in the Jeremy Piven grievance hearing. Piven appeared Thursday at the session requested by the produce...

Jeremy Piven To Defend His Mercury Case At Hearing

NY Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

JEREMY PIVEN is on the hook. He goes before the grievance committee of Actors' Equity tomorrow to defend his much-snickered-at claim that high levels...

Intel Q4 Revenue Down 23%: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 8, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Intel's revenue for the fourth quarter fell 23% over last year. Intel had warned investors that revenue for the fourth quarter would be down, howe...

A Piven-less 'Speed-the-Plow' Gets Raves

AP | MICHAEL KUCHWARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Well, there's an upside to Jeremy Piven's highly publicized departure last month from the Broadway revival of "Speed-the-Plow." David...

Broadway Producers File Grievance Against Jeremy Piven

AP | MICHAEL KUCHWARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The producers of "Speed-the-Plow" have filed a grievance with Actors' Equity Association, the stage actors' union, against Jeremy Piv...

Jeremy Piven's Play Replacement Using Prompter, Ex-Castmate Still Critical

New York Times, Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Monday's New York Times has a story about the whirlwind replacement of Norbert Leo Butz for a mercury-poisoned Jeremy Piven in Broadway's "Speed the P...

Jeremy Piven: The Un-American Cop-Out

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Piven's abrupt departure from Speed the Plow was a low in the history of Broadway. Every actor who ever uttered the edict "the show must go on" rolled his eyes, or rolled over in his grave.

"Speed The Plow" Sales Plummet Post-Piven

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Business tumbled last week for the Broadway revival of "Speed-the-Plow," now without the services of Jeremy Piven who abruptly quit t...

Jeremy Piven Mocked By Former Castmates

Fox News, Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Almost a week after Jeremy Piven abruptly pulled out of Broadway's "Speed the Plow" citing a high mercury count, the story continues to develop. Piv...

Mamet and Mercury

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Kelly

While there may be a back story that prompted David Mamet to make his remark about Jeremy Piven, his comment is wildly inappropriate in that it makes light of a very serious environmental problem.

UPDATED: Jeremy Piven Quits Broadway, "Extreme Mercury Toxicity"

Variety, ET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

***Alarming update from Piven's doctor below about his high mercury toxicity, the symptoms and the possible causes*** From Variety: Jeremy Piven will...

HIGH MERCURY COUNT: How It Happens, Mercury Poisoning Symptoms And More

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As Jeremy Piven leaves Broadway due to his high mercury count, people are wondering just what exactly that means. It means you've been poisoned. Or y...

Jeremy Piven: Away From The Entourage, Onto The Stage

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

JEREMY PIVEN was in repose, sort of. Dressed in a charcoal gray hoodie, both hands hugging an oversize mug of Guatemalan yerba maté tea, Mr. Piven wa...

Jessica Alba Broadway Bound? Mamet Play Courts Starlet

NY Post | Michael Riedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jessica Alba may be following in Madonna's footsteps. The sexy star of "The Fantastic Four" is being courted to star in a Broadway revival of David M...