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45th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
354 W. 45th St.

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Based on Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Johnny Blood, a hotheaded young cowboy, is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. When his sister, Susanna, a novice nun in a nearby Franciscan mission, pleads for his life, the Governor offers to pardon Johnny — if Susanna will sleep with him. What to do? The sheriff suggests Susanna say yes and then, under cover of darkness, switch places with one of the saloon girls. What happens next makes for a desperate mix of comedy, suspense and romance, in this Western musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.


Photo Flash: First Look at Lindsay Lohan & More in West End's SPEED-THE-PLOWPhoto Flash: First Look at Lindsay Lohan & More in West End's SPEED-THE-PLOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Theatre Royal Bath Productions is featuring Richard Schiff, Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW at London's Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, SPEED-THE-PLOW is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Shares Backstage Selfie From SPEED-THE-PLOW Opening NightLindsay Lohan Shares Backstage Selfie From SPEED-THE-PLOW Opening Night
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 26, 2014

Lindsay Lohan shot a selfie backstage to commemorate her first opening night in the West End! (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Pitches MEAN GIRLS Sequel with Cheating Housewives!Lindsay Lohan Pitches MEAN GIRLS Sequel with Cheating Housewives!
by Movies News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

In an all-new interview with TimeOut London, Lindsay Lohan talks about making her West End theatrical debut in David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow and a recent idea she had for a sequel to her hit film, 'Mean Girls.' (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Stars in SPEED-THE-PLOW, Beginning Tonight in the West EndLindsay Lohan Stars in SPEED-THE-PLOW, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW at London's Playhouse Theatre from tonight 24th September for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, SPEED-THE-PLOW is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan's First SPEED-THE-PLOW Performance Draws Mixed ReviewsLindsay Lohan's First SPEED-THE-PLOW Performance Draws Mixed Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

According to reports by the Daily Mail and the Daily Beast, Lindsay Lohan's first Speed-the-Plow preview tonight, September 24, at the Playhouse Theatre was marked by line flubs, wardrobe malfunctions, and the audience's laughter at -- not necessarily with -- the star. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Tweets From SPEED-THE-PLOW Dressing RoomLindsay Lohan Tweets From SPEED-THE-PLOW Dressing Room
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2014

Stage newcomer Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play is now available to view, courtesy of Lohan herself. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPEED-THE-PLOW Star Lindsay Lohan Dons Union Jack in Time Out London CoverPhoto Flash: SPEED-THE-PLOW Star Lindsay Lohan Dons Union Jack in Time Out London Cover
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

SPEED-THE-PLOW star Lindsay Lohan is featured in this week's issue of Time Out London. The publication features an interview with Lohan about her life in London and her upcoming turn in the West End. Check out the cover below! (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Shares Selfies From SPEED-THE-PLOW RehearsalsLindsay Lohan Shares Selfies From SPEED-THE-PLOW Rehearsals
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 18, 2014

Stage newcomer Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play is now available to view, courtesy of Lohan herself. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Tweets From SPEED-THE-PLOW RehearsalsLindsay Lohan Tweets From SPEED-THE-PLOW Rehearsals
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 17, 2014

Screen star and tabloid target Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play are now available to view, courtesy of Lohan herself. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan On 'Best Performance Yet' in SPEED-THE-PLOWLindsay Lohan On 'Best Performance Yet' in SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 9, 2014

Tabloid target and West End newcomer Lindsay Lohan shared a series of backstage selfies and commented on her post-opening performances as part of new social media posts this week. (more...)

BWW Recap: VAMPIRE DIARIES Is Going to Party Like It's 1994!BWW Recap: VAMPIRE DIARIES Is Going to Party Like It's 1994!
by Erin Resnick - Oct 9, 2014

If you asked me to relive the same day in the 1990s over and over again, I wouldn't protest. I'd pull on my comfiest, oversized flannel, turn on some SALUTE YOUR SHORTS, and listen to the Spice Girls on repeat. To me, reliving the 90s seems like a nostalgic dream come true. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Lorde Gets Animated in Upcoming Episode of SOUTH PARKVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Lorde Gets Animated in Upcoming Episode of SOUTH PARK
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

In an upcoming episode of Comedy Central's SOUTH PARK, Cartman's efforts to improve his popularity lead to an attempt to organize a party featuring entertainment by 'Royals' singer Lorde. (more...)

Scoop: RESURRECTION on ABC - Sunday, October 26, 2014Scoop: RESURRECTION on ABC - Sunday, October 26, 2014
by - Oct 6, 2014

Get all the scoop on RESURRECTION, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 26, 2014! (more...)

Oprah Winfrey & Lupita Nyong'o Visit Lindsay Lohan At SPEED-THE-PLOWOprah Winfrey & Lupita Nyong'o Visit Lindsay Lohan At SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 5, 2014

Internationally recognized media mogul Oprah Winfrey and recent Academy Award-winning 12 YEARS A SLAVE actress Lupita N'yongo visited tabloid target and West End newcomer Lindsay Lohan backstage at a performance of SPEED-THE-PLOW this weekend. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Tweets From Backstage At SPEED-THE-PLOWLindsay Lohan Tweets From Backstage At SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 5, 2014

Lindsay Lohan shares a new selfie captured backstage at The Playhouse Theatre! (more...)

CBS' HAWAII FIVE-0 Reveals Nods to Original ShowCBS' HAWAII FIVE-0 Reveals Nods to Original Show
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Through the past five years, HAWAII FIVE-0 has often honored the original 'Hawaii Five-O' series with references to its predecessor hidden within the episodes. In celebration of the 100th episode that airs Friday, Nov. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), following is a list of those nods to the legendary original series hidden within the current one. (more...)

CBS's HAWAII FIVE-0 Reveals Hidden Nods to Original SeriesCBS's HAWAII FIVE-0 Reveals Hidden Nods to Original Series
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

In celebration of the 100th episode that airs Friday, Nov. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), following is a list of those nods to the legendary original series hidden within the current one. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - All-New Episodes of Syfy's HAVEN, Z NATIONVIDEO: Sneak Peek - All-New Episodes of Syfy's HAVEN, Z NATION
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Don't forget to watch all-new episodes of Haven and Z Nation this Friday night. Check out sneak peeks! (more...)

Scoop: RESURRECTION on ABC - Tonight, October 26, 2014Scoop: RESURRECTION on ABC - Tonight, October 26, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 26, 2014

Get all the scoop on RESURRECTION, airing on ABC tonight, October 26, 2014! (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SPEED-THE-PLOW with Lindsay LohanPhoto Flash: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SPEED-THE-PLOW with Lindsay Lohan
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 2, 2014

Theatre Royal Bath Productions is featuring Richard Schiff, Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow at London's Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, Speed-the-Plow is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: SPEED-THE-PLOW Opens in the West End - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: SPEED-THE-PLOW Opens in the West End - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 2, 2014

Theatre Royal Bath Productions welcomes Richard Schiff, Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW, helmed by Lindsay Posner at London's Playhouse Theatre and opening officially tonight, October 2, for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, SPEED-THE-PLOW is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue. (more...)

SPEED-THE-PLOW, Starring Lohan, Schiff and Lindsay, Opens Tonight in the West EndSPEED-THE-PLOW, Starring Lohan, Schiff and Lindsay, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Theatre Royal Bath Productions welcomes Richard Schiff, Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW at London's Playhouse Theatre, opening officially tonight, October 2, for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, SPEED-THE-PLOW is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue. (more...)

Tyler Shields Visits Lindsay Lohan Backstage At SPEED-THE-PLOWTyler Shields Visits Lindsay Lohan Backstage At SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 1, 2014

Lindsay Lohan entertains famous friends backstage while performing in London's West End! (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Ends Run in West End's SPEED-THE-PLOW; Eyeing Return in Mamet's OLEANNA?Lindsay Lohan Ends Run in West End's SPEED-THE-PLOW; Eyeing Return in Mamet's OLEANNA?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

Lindsay Lohan took to Instagram this weekend to thank her co-stars, director and Speed-the-Plow playwright David Mamet for their support during her run in the West End production this year. In her messages, she hinted at Mamet's play OLEANNA as her next theatrical project. Scroll down to see what she had to say! (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre & Simon Fielder Productions Partner for New Shakespeare InitiativeWolverhampton Grand Theatre & Simon Fielder Productions Partner for New Shakespeare Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre today announces a new partnership with Simon Fielder Productions to launch BARD BOOT CAMP - an exciting initiative to explore the works of William Shakespeare. BARD BOOT CAMP aims to motivate and inspire Sixth Form students studying the playwright through engagement with a unique live performance and a theatrical Masterclass. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Debut CSC2 with ROMEO & JULIETCommonwealth Shakespeare Company to Debut CSC2 with ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the inaugural production for its CSC2 ensemble--Shakespeare's universal and timeless love story Romeo & Juliet--at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester. Community performances are Friday, May 29, 7:30 p. m.; and Saturday, May 30 at 2:00 p. m. (ASL Interpreted), with an Open House with tours of The Strand and free workshops starting at 12:30 p.m. All tickets are $5. For more information, visit commshakes.org or call 617 426-0863. Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, the City of Boston, Xfinity, and Dorchester Reporter. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 3/11/2015 - 3/13/2015This Weeks New Movies - 3/11/2015 - 3/13/2015
by BWW - Mar 8, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 3/11/2015 - 3/13/2015! (more...)

CYMBELINE Opens in Select Theaters & On Demand 3/13CYMBELINE Opens in Select Theaters & On Demand 3/13
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

CYMBELINE, a film by Michael Almereyda, opens in theaters and on demand on March 13, 2015. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon to Star in Lifetime's STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA, Premiering 5/2Cynthia Nixon to Star in Lifetime's STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA, Premiering 5/2
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Lifetime is set to premiere the film Stockholm, Pennsylvania (#StockholmPennsylvania) on Saturday, May 2, at 8pm ET/PT. Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon (more...)

Lifetime's STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA TV Adaptation with Cynthia Nixon to Premiere in MayLifetime's STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA TV Adaptation with Cynthia Nixon to Premiere in May
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Lifetime is set to premiere the film Stockholm, Pennsylvania (#StockholmPennsylvania) on Saturday, May 2, at 8pm ET/PT. Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The State Within) and David Warshofsky (The Mentalist), the original movie centers on a young woman, kidnapped as a child, who struggles to readjust to LIFE AFTER being returned home. (more...)

'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT,' BARNUM & More Set for Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury's 2015-16 Season'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT,' BARNUM & More Set for Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Highlights of the Canterbury venues' main auditorium programme include the National Theatre's The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Matthew Bourne's The Car Man, Barnum (starring Brian Conley), Dirty Dancing, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, Handbagged, Blood Brothers, Les Ballet Trocadero de Monte Carlo, and The Royal New Zealand Ballet. (more...)

SLOW FALLING BIRD to Play Georgetown's Davis Performing Arts Center, 3/26-4/11SLOW FALLING BIRD to Play Georgetown's Davis Performing Arts Center, 3/26-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Slow Falling Bird, written by acclaimed Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program faculty member Christine Evans, who "writes from the gut with a darkly gritty world-view" in this "multi-layered, superlatively textured script' (San Francisco Bay Times), makes its area premiere at Georgetown's Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre from March 26-April 11 (showtimes below). Slow Falling Bird, written by acclaimed Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program faculty member Christine Evans, who "writes from the gut with a darkly gritty world-view" in this "multi-layered, superlatively textured script' (San Francisco Bay Times), makes its area premiere at Georgetown's Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre from March 26-April 11 (showtimes below). (more...)

THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS to Play The Marlowe TheatreTHE RIGHTS OF OTHERS to Play The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

THE MARLOWE Theatre's second community production takes place next month (July) and features more than 240 performers. (more...)

BWW Interviews: If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother - A Chat With The Moms of DEAR EVAN HANSENBWW Interviews: If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother - A Chat With The Moms of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 8, 2015

Broadway's Jennifer Laura Thompson (Nice Work If You Can Get It) and Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin) star in the World Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN and they've also managed to tackle being working actors and real-life mothers at the same time. I got the chance to speak with both of them about how all that works - juggling successful careers and parenthood is something not a lot of Broadway actors can pull off. (more...)

Jenna Fischer, Christina Hendricks, James Marsters and Alfred Molina Slated for LATW's 2015-16 SeasonJenna Fischer, Christina Hendricks, James Marsters and Alfred Molina Slated for LATW's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

L.A. Theatre Works just took to Facebook to trumpet their starry 2015-16 season. Among the big-name actors slated to appear in this year's productions are Kate Burton, Jenna Fischer, Christina Hendricks, James Marsters, Alfred Molina and Jennifer Westfeldt.  (more...)

Gregor Fisher & More Join Cast of YER GRANNY Scotland TourGregor Fisher & More Join Cast of YER GRANNY Scotland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Well known Scottish TV actor Gregor Fisher will be playing Yer Granny, in the National Theatre of Scotland's new gallus comedy of the same name which tours Scotland in 2015. Also announced as joining the cast are Brian Pettifer, (recently seen in BBC TV's The Musketeers), Barbara Rafferty, (Rab C Nesbitt) and Louise McCarthy (London West End's Mamma Mia!) They will join Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Maureen Beattie, also known to audiences for their popular stage, screen and comedy performances. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: GLEE Cast Covers Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass'FIRST LISTEN: GLEE Cast Covers Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass'
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Today, Billboard exclusively premieres GLEE's Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Roderick covering Meghan Trainor's hit single 'All About That Bass.' (more...)

Scoop: GLEE on FOX - Friday, February 13, 2015Scoop: GLEE on FOX - Friday, February 13, 2015
by TV Scoop - Feb 9, 2015

Get all the scoop on GLEE, airing on FOX on Friday, February 13, 2015! (more...)

Coach Beiste & More In New GLEE 'Only 6 Episodes Left' Social Media ReminderCoach Beiste & More In New GLEE 'Only 6 Episodes Left' Social Media Reminder
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 8, 2015

GLEE is counting down to its big finale! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Coach Beiste Transitions on Next Week's GLEEVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Coach Beiste Transitions on Next Week's GLEE
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

On next week's episode of GLEE, Will takes Desperate Measures to teach the bullies of Vocal Adrenaline about tolerance. Meanwhile, New Directions rallies to help Rachel transition into her new life when she finds out her childhood home has been sold in the all-new 'Transitioning' episode of GLEE airing Friday, February 13th on FOX. Check out the promo below! (more...)

First Trailer For Ethan Hawke In CYMBELINEFirst Trailer For Ethan Hawke In CYMBELINE
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 27, 2015

A modern take on a Shakespeare classic! (more...)

VIDEO: 'Focus' Star Margot Robbie Plays Flip Cup on TONIGHTVIDEO: 'Focus' Star Margot Robbie Plays Flip Cup on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy and guest Margot Robbie faced off in a winner-take-all Flip Cup battle for toilet paper and red Solo cups. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: Ethan Hawke in Film Adaptation of Shakespeare's CYMBELINEFIRST LOOK: Ethan Hawke in Film Adaptation of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Comingsoon.net has revealed the The first official poster for the screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's timeless tragedy CYMBELINE. (more...)

Producer Gary Foster Joins Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media ArtsProducer Gary Foster Joins Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Distinguished film and TV producer Gary Foster (Daredevil, Sleepless in Seattle, Ghost Rider) has been named the Spring 2015 Marion Knott Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States. The announcement was made today by Dodge College Dean Bob Bassett. (more...)

All Songs From This Week's GLEE 'Transitioning' Ep Now Available, Including HAIRSPRAY & Cyndi LauperAll Songs From This Week's GLEE 'Transitioning' Ep Now Available, Including HAIRSPRAY & Cyndi Lauper
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2015

GLEE is counting down to its big finale! (more...)

First Listen To HAIRSPRAY Showstopper 'I Know Where I've Been' From This Week's GLEEFirst Listen To HAIRSPRAY Showstopper 'I Know Where I've Been' From This Week's GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2015

GLEE gets emotional with a HAIRSPRAY showstopper! (more...)

Music from GLEE's 'Transitioning' Episode Now Available on iTunesMusic from GLEE's 'Transitioning' Episode Now Available on iTunes
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

New music from this Friday's episode of GLEE titled 'Transitioning' is available now on iTunes! Download music from 'Transitioning' here! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Lineup for 2015 Film Comment SelectsFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces Lineup for 2015 Film Comment Selects
by Movies News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for the 15th edition of Film Comment magazine's essential, eclectic festival, taking place February 20 - March 5, 2015. (more...)

SELMA to Open; BOYCHOIR to Close Palm Springs International Film FestivalSELMA to Open; BOYCHOIR to Close Palm Springs International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will launch on Friday, January 2 with the opening night screening of the Golden Globe nominated Selma directed by Ava Duvernay. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner Talks the Demons of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREETBWW Interviews: Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner Talks the Demons of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by Katricia Lang - Apr 21, 2015

Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner discusses the continued resonance of SWEENEY TODD, his approach to acting and performance, and being scared sh-tless by the infamously cut self-flagellation scene. (more...)

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