Lindsay Lohan to Appear in West End's SPEED-THE-PLOW in November
When Lindsay Lohan attended Jeremy Scott's Moschino fashion show on Monday, the press wondered if she'd flown to London just for the occasion. In response, the actress told The New York Times that she had already been there for several months, preparing to appear in the upcoming West End production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow this November. Lohan told reporters, "It's the first time I've done a stage play or anything like that. I'm nervous but I'm excited."
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Speed-the-Plow is a play comprised of three long scenes about Hollywood executives who dream of making it big in the film industry. They endure a constant struggle between what is more important: making money or upholding the quality and value of the artwork.
The play premiered on Broadway in 1988 featuring Madonna in the role of "Karen," the role Lohan plans to take on in November. The original production was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play. In 2008, a revival of Speed-the-Plow opened on Broadway featuring Jeremy Piven, Raúl Esparza, and Elisabeth Moss.
Lohan made her motion picture debut in Disney's remake of The Parent Trap (1998), a critical and commercial hit. Her next motion picture, Disney's remake of Freaky Friday (2003), was also a success at the box office and with critics. With the release of Mean Girls (2004) and Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), she seemed destined for great things. Lohan's debut studio album, Speak (2004), was certified platinum. Her second album, A Little More Personal (Raw) (2005), was certified gold.
Between 2010 and 2013, Lohan went into rehabilitation three times, and spent much of her time entangled in legal problems stemming from misdemeanors and probation violations. In 2012 and 2013, she did further television work, including starring as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical TV film Liz & Dick (2012). In 2013, she starred in Paul Schrader's independent film The Canyons.