Official: Lindsay Lohan to Make West End Debut in SPEED-THE-PLOW
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Lindsay Lohan recently revealed at a London fashion show that she had been overseas for several months, preparing to appear in the upcoming West End production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. Performances are officially set to begin on September 24, with opening night on October 2. The production will be directed by Lindsay Posner.
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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.