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David Mamet

 
Date of Birth: November 30, 1947 (75)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Productions

 
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[West End, 2019]
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[Broadway, 2015]
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[West End, 2014]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
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Writing

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David Mamet Movies

A Life in the Theatre
 
[1979]
Writer
The Postman Always Rings Twice
 
[1981]
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The Verdict
 
[1982]
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About Last Night...
 
[1986]
Black Widow
 
[1987]
Herb
The Untouchables
 
[1987]
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House of Games
 
[1987]
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Things Change
 
[1988]
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We're No Angels
 
[1989]
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Homicide
 
[1991]
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The Water Engine
 
[1992]
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Glengarry Glen Ross
 
[1992]
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Hoffa
 
[1992]
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Oleanna
 
[1994]
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Vanya on 42nd Street
 
[1994]
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Texan
 
[1994]
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American Buffalo
 
[1996]
Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants
 
[1996]
Wag the Dog
 
[1997]
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The Spanish Prisoner
 
[1997]
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The Edge
 
[1997]
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Frogs for Snakes
 
[1998]
Lansky
 
[1999]
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The Winslow Boy
 
[1999]
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State and Main
 
[2000]
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Heist
 
[2001]
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Hannibal
 
[2001]
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Spartan
 
[2004]
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Edmond
 
[2005]
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Redbelt
 
[2008]
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Choke
 
[2008]
Detective Cook and Ashby
 
[2010]
Phil Spector
 
[2013]
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About Last Night
 
[2014]
Knight of Cups
 
[2015]

David Mamet TV Shows

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
 
[1997]
David
The Unit
 
[2006-2009]
Creator
The Simpsons
 
[2011]
David Mamet

David Mamet Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best New Comedy
David MametBoston Marriage
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding One Person Show
David Mamet, The Cryptogram
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Play
David Mamet, The Cryptogram
 
Obie Awards - 1995 - Best Play Gold Star
David Mamet, Cryptogram
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1995 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
David Mamet, The Cryptogram
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1995 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
David Mamet, The Cryptogram
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding New Play
David Mamet, Oleanna
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding New Play
David Mamet, Speed the Plow
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Play
David Mamet, Speed-the-Plow
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Play
David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1984 - Best American Play Gold Star
David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1984 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Play
David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Play
David MametEdmund
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Play of the Year Gold Star
David MametGlengarry Glen Ross
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Best New Play
David Mamet, The Water Engine
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Best New American Play
David Mamet, American Buffalo
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best American Play Gold Star
David Mamet, American Buffalo
 
Obie Awards - 1976 - Best New American Play Gold Star
David Mamet, American Buffalo
 
Obie Awards - 1976 - Best New American Play Gold Star
David Mamet, Sexual Perversity in Chicago

David Mamet News

Interview: Tony-Winning Lighting Designer Tyler Micoleau On PlayMakers Repertory Comp Photo Interview: Tony-Winning Lighting Designer Tyler Micoleau On PlayMakers Repertory Company's HAMLET
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 24, 2023

From January 25h-February 12th, PlayMakers Repertory Company will be presenting William Shakespeare's famous tragedy, HAMLET, featuring lighting design by Tyler Micoleau.

Review Roundup: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Theatre Royal Bath Photo Review Roundup: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Theatre Royal Bath
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2023

Read the reviews for Theatre Royal Bath Productions' of Edward Albee's masterpiece Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Ustinov Studio in Bath.

Patti LuPone is Hitting the Road With New Tour, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY Photo Patti LuPone is Hitting the Road With New Tour, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

Patti LuPone is hitting the road with her new tour Don't Monkey With Broadway! Check out the full list of dates and find out how to get tickets here!

Patti LuPone to Headline Turtle Creek Chorale's Third Annual Benefit Gala: RHAPSODY Photo Patti LuPone to Headline Turtle Creek Chorale's Third Annual Benefit Gala: RHAPSODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2023

Broadway legend Patti LuPone will headline RHAPSODY, Turtle Creek Chorale’s annual benefit gala, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

Video Flashback: Patti LuPone and Howard McGillin Sing 'You're The Top' From ANYTHING Photo Video Flashback: Patti LuPone and Howard McGillin Sing 'You're The Top' From ANYTHING GOES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 27, 2022

Watch a video of Patti LuPone and Howard McGillin singing 'You're The Top' from Anything Goes!

Patti LuPone Joins AGATHA: COVEN OF CHAOS on Disney+ Photo Patti LuPone Joins AGATHA: COVEN OF CHAOS on Disney+
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

Three-time Tony winner Patti LuPone is joining the cast of the WandaVision spinoff series Agatha: Coven of Chaos on Disney+. See who else is starring in the show!

A TERRIBLE SHOW FOR TERRIBLE PEOPLE Selected for the 2023 Orlando Fringe Winter Mini- Photo A TERRIBLE SHOW FOR TERRIBLE PEOPLE Selected for the 2023 Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 17, 2022

A TERRIBLE SHOW FOR TERRIBLE PEOPLE is an official selection in the ORLANDO FRINGE WINTER MINI-FEST 2023 taking place January 12-15. Creator and producer Bonnie He will be performing two shows at the new Fringe ArtsSpace Mainstage at 54 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801.

HOW TO FIND A HUSBAND IN 37 YEARS OR LONGER… To Get Los Angeles Premiere This Febru Photo HOW TO FIND A HUSBAND IN 37 YEARS OR LONGER… To Get Los Angeles Premiere This February
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2022

How to Find a Husband in 37 Years or Longer premiered as a workshop in September 2022 in New York City at Under St Marks Theatre with a sold out run.

DARREN CRISS - A VERY DARREN CRISSMAS Comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse This Month Photo DARREN CRISS - A VERY DARREN CRISSMAS Comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse This Month
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2022

Glee's Darren Criss is set to make his Ridgefield Playhouse debut, just in time to get audiences in the holiday spirit! His tour ‚ÄúA Very Darren Crissmas‚ÄĚ takes its title from his album of the same name, his first-ever full-length musical project.

DARREN CRISS - A VERY DARREN CRISSMAS Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month Photo DARREN CRISS - A VERY DARREN CRISSMAS Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2022

Since bursting onto the pop-culture landscape over a decade ago, Darren Criss has made his unique mark in the entertainment industry - across stage and screen, for music and acting. His first-ever full-length musical project, the album A Very Darren Crissmas, includes a wildly eclectic collection of songs from big band Christmas classics to novelty tunes to modern-day folk-pop ballads.

David Mamet Videos

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks AMERICAN BUFFALO Tony Nomination on LATE NIGHT Videoplay
VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks AMERICAN BUFFALO Tony Nomination on LATE NIGHT

by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Sam Rockwell sat down with Seth Meyers on Late Night last night to discuss how he celebrated his recent Tony nomination for American Buffalo. Rockwell also discussed the extra pressure of performing with a Tony nomination, his theatrical background, and the recent audience disruptions at American Buffalo.

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Rehearsing AMERICAN BUFFALO Throughout the Pandemic on the  Videoplay
VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Rehearsing AMERICAN BUFFALO Throughout the Pandemic on the TONIGHT SHOW

by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022

Sam Rockwell appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss his new role in American Buffalo on Broadway. Rockwell discussed growing his mustache for the role, performing in front of his famous friends in the audience, and how he and Laurence Fishburne rehearsed the play throughout the pandemic.

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN BUFFALO Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN BUFFALO

by Opening Night - Apr 15, 2022

Just last night, David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open, starring Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss.

VIDEO: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO Videoplay
VIDEO: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2022

Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss will star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, directed by Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow, A Life in the Theatre). Performances for American Buffalo will begin today, March 22, 2022.

VIDEO: Rehearsal Footage of David Mamet's THE WOODS at Southwark Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Rehearsal Footage of David Mamet's THE WOODS at Southwark Playhouse

by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 19, 2022

David Mamet‚Äôs extraordinary 1977 ‚Äėbattle of the sexes‚Äô play gets its 1st UK revival after 25 years, directed by Russell Bolam, at Southwark Playhouse from Thursday 24 February to Saturday 26 March, 2022.

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE Videoplay
VIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE NIGHT

by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021

Patti LuPone was a guest on last night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, which she shared some of her memories working with Stephen Sondheim, and more.

VIDEO: David Alan Grier Talks IN LIVING COLOR on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: David Alan Grier Talks IN LIVING COLOR on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2021

DAG talks about his quarantine outfit, staying home, being in a bubble with his family, losing weight on the Jenny Craig diet, cast-members on ‚ÄúIn Living Color‚ÄĚ playing pranks on him, playing Jamie Foxx‚Äôs father on their new Netflix show ‚ÄúDad Stop Embarrassing Me,‚ÄĚ meeting Jamie for the first time, and Jimmy‚Äôs parents coming to his shows and feeding him leftovers.

Broadway Rewind: ROAD SHOW Bounces Its Way to the Public Theater! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: ROAD SHOW Bounces Its Way to the Public Theater!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2020

With Stephen Sondheim celebrating his 90th birthday, this episode of Broadway Rewind is very special for BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge because it us to the opening night of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman tuner Road Show at The Public Theater. It was directed and designed by John Doyle and starred Michael Cerveris and Alexander Gemignani. Cerveris told Ridge about this new version of the material,  'I saw Bounce in Washington so that was my first exposure to the material, but this really isn't a reexamination of that source material, it's an entirely new musical. So, when I saw the new draft that Stephen and John had done, it was really exciting.'

VIDEO: Kathryn Hahn Stages A Scene From GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS With American Girl Dolls Videoplay
VIDEO: Kathryn Hahn Stages A Scene From GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS With American Girl Dolls

by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2020

Kathryn Hahn, Ethan Sandler, and their daughter re-created a scene from the play Glengarry Glen Ross, using American Girl dolls!

BWW TV: Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO on Br Videoplay
BWW TV: Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO on Broadway!

by TV - Press Previews - Feb 27, 2020

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, which begins previews on March 24, 2020 with an official opening on April 14, 2020 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street). This is a 16-week limited engagement through July 12, 2020. 'It's a great play,' says star, Sam Rockwell. 'It's like a filet mignon. It's got no fat on it. It's lean and mean!'


David Mamet Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Mamet written?
David Mamet has written 29 shows including A Life in the Theatre (Playwright), The Water Engine (Playwright), Duck Variations (Playwright), The Woods (Playwright), Prairie du Chien and The Shawl (Playwright), Orchards (Adaptation), Urban Blight (Bookwriter), Bobby Gould in Hell (Playwright), Reunion (Playwright), Oleanna (Playwright), Death Defying Acts (Playwright), The Cryptogram (Playwright), Edmond (Playwright), The Old Neighborhood (Playwright), The Water Engine/Mr. Happiness (Playwright), Sexual Perversity in Chicago-The Duck Variations (Author), Boston Marriage (Playwright), Romance (Playwright), Glengarry Glen Ross (Playwright), The Voysey Inheritance (Adaptation), November (Playwright), Speed-The-Plow (Playwright), American Buffalo (Playwright), Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet: Keep Your Pantheon and School (Playwright), Oleanna (Playwright), Race (Playwright), China Doll (Author), The Penitent (Playwright), Bitter Wheat (Okaywright).

What awards has David Mamet been nominated for?
Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Boston Marriage , Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for The Cryptogram , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Cryptogram , Best Play (Obie Awards) for Cryptogram , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Cryptogram , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Cryptogram , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Oleanna , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Speed the Plow , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Speed-the-Plow , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Glengarry Glen Ross , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Glengarry Glen Ross , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Glengarry Glen Ross , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Glengarry Glen Ross , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Edmund , Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Glengarry Glen Ross , Best New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Water Engine , Best New American Play (Drama Desk Awards) for American Buffalo , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for American Buffalo Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for American Buffalo and Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for Sexual Perversity in Chicago .

What awards has David Mamet won?
Best Play (Obie Awards) for Cryptogram, Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Glengarry Glen Ross, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Glengarry Glen Ross , Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Glengarry Glen Ross, Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for American Buffalo Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for American Buffaloand Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for Sexual Perversity in Chicago.