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Spin Cycle???Always be closing,??? the overbearing Alec Baldwin character urges salesmen in the film version of David Mamet???s ???Glengarry Glen Ross.??? Joseph Bruno, the former state Senate majority leader, has been closing deals for decades in a mix of private....
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The TV ZoneIt's not often we at 'Zone drift down the Great White Way, but this IS about Jeremy Piven, and this post is most definitely worth making an exception for: He's quit Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" after missing a couple of performances.......
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The TV ZoneIn all the hub-bub - didn't I just use that line? - I almost forgot to tell you about another new show coming up tomorrow: "Talkshow with Spike Feresten," which goes to an hour at 11, now that "MadTV"......
Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless! Confrontational! Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating! And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
There is no shrewder scribe than that ideologically slippery, made-in-Chicago fox David Mamet, who deftly figured out that the one problem with all those very careful, earnest and politically correct plays about America struggling to come to terms with...
So what maketh an excellent Grinch? Well, take one part Harvey Fierstein, add one part Christopher Walken, shake the whole with just a macabre splash of Richard Nixon and you've got a verdant critter capable of evoking nightmares, the intensity of which...
David Mamet has found himself confronting something unfamiliar: a Broadway flop. The producers of "The Anarchist," the newest Mamet drama, announced Tuesday that the production, which stars Patti LuPone and Debra Winger, will end its Broadway run on...
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NEW YORK — The Weathermen and their “Days of Rage” in 1969 emerged from the dimly remembered past during the 2008 presidential campaign when fevered attempts were made by the Republican Party to closely link Barack Obama with Bill Ayers,...
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...
Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
The year 2012, as Queen Elizabeth II might have said, was quite the annus horribilis on Broadway. Especially after the leaves started to turn. Consider the less-than-regal disappointments. "The Anarchist," the polemical new play by David Mamet, closed...
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