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Speed-the-Plow - 1988 - Broadway


Royale Theatre

(New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Tony Award-winning producer, Ken Davenport (Once On This Island) launches his new season of The Producer's Perspective Podcast today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Emmy & Tony Award® winner Laurence Fishburne and Academy Award® & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell will star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Following sell-out seasons in Sydney and Brisbane, Nakkiah Lui's Black is the New White arrives in Melbourne starring Miranda Tapsell alongside Tony Briggs, Luke Carroll, Vanessa Downing, Geoff Morrell, Tuuli Narkle, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, Tom Stokes and Anthony Taufa.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 30, 2019
Oh what a celebration we'll have today because it's the sixteenth anniversary of Wicked, which opened at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003. We're helping our fellow Ozians rejoicify by looking back at what the show's original cast has been up to since leaving the smash hit, including Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Straight from the stages of Broadway and into living rooms nationwide, the creators of the Be A Broadway Star board game announced today the release of a free Holiday-themed Expansion Pack available for digital download!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2019
Today's top stories: casting announced for My Fair Lady on tour, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Darren Criss returns to the Broadway stage in David Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO.
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2019
On this day, we're wishing a Happy Birthday to Raul Esparza, who can currently be seen cooking up some kitchen comedy in the new play, Seared, at MCC Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Love dies. Friendship never ends. GIRLS LIFE tells the story of three young women growing up in a big city. They share drunken nights out and have scandalous affairs, as they search to find their identity. After making its world premiere at Pinch 'N' Ouch back in 2016, GIRLS LIFE is back with a vengeance, illuminating the stage with powerhouse performances and poignant writing by Atlanta-native Grant McGowen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of Magic Theatre, has announced that she will depart the organization after twelve years as its artistic leader. Greco will leave at the end of the 2019-2020 season. a?oeIt has been a spectacular honor to lead the storied Magic Theatre,a?? said Greco. a?oeI am proud of the extraordinary array of groundbreaking writers Magic has launched and supported over time, who have bravely led our cultural conversation forwarda?"and the way those voices and the work we have premiered have elevated the field as a whole.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Asylum Theatre returns with their sophomore production, Lanford Wilson's Burn This.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-The-Plow, takes us into the lives of two actors: John, young and rising into the first flush of his success; the other Robert, older, anxious, and beginning to wane. In a series of short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
AMERICAN BUFFALO today announced a special pre-sale for fans of Darren Criss. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10am EST and run through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5pm EST. To sign up for access to the pre-sale, please visit or text a?oeBUFFALOa?? to 415.675.8068.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of David Mamet. Today's play, Speed-the-Plow!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2020
Today's top stories: & Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, Dear Evan Hansen, and more have been nominated for 2020 Olivier Awards, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Kevin Nelson, Interim Managing Director) announced today that the Company's 2020 Gala Fundraiser, Magic Masquerade: Spring Forward, will be held at Gallery 308 (Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123) on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Street Corner Arts is proud to announce the cast for their upcoming production of GLORIA by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Directed by Jeremy Lee Cudd, the play stars Lizzie Beckham, Zac Carr, Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Sarah Chong Harmer, Bonnie Lambert, and Chase Parker.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
The Producers Perspective LIVE! begins tonight! Every night at 8 PM EDT, Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer Ken Davenport will have a theater maker join The Producers Perspective for a chat about how they are doing, what they are doing, and what tips they are for you on getting through, and eventually, getting back to making theater.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020
On this day in 2013, the new musical Hands On A Hardbody opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020
Daniel Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Equus, costarring another Harry Potter veteran, Richard Griffiths. The revival, directed by Thea Sharrock, transferred from the West End, and attracted much attention for its nude scene, which was performed by a then 17 year-old Radcliffe. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
Ken Davenport, Founder announced today on his blog,, that the Rave Theater Festival - the new theater festival that launched last year, playing to packed houses and rave reviews - will present a virtual 'Social Distancing Festival.'
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 12, 2020
Texas Woman's University's College Audition Prep Program is back better than ever this year with two great options for high school musical theater and acting students: a new two week Intensive stay camp hosted by Texas Woman's University on their beautiful Denton, Texas campus OR a four day Weekend event packed with master classes, dance classes, mock auditions and college program overview presentations.
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Deadline reports that Grant Gustin has joined the cast of 'Operation Blue Eyes,' directed by Tony Award-winning actor Joe Mantegna.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Richard Kind will host this year's 29th Annual Summer Gala, A Starry Night, which will be streamed online on and other live stream platforms on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m., with a red carpet preshow beginning at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Tony Award-winning producer, Ken Davenport (Once On This Island) launches his new season of The Producer's Perspective Podcast today
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 27, 2020
Today's episode features Broadway favorite Raúl Esparza, who most recently returned to the NYC stage in MCC's Seared. Listen as Ilana and Raúl discuss his upbringing in Miami and his path to the stage. 'When you talk about 'Can you believe it's you?' I see that kid that I was, sitting on the floor and listening to cast albums with other members of the community theatre, dreaming of this far away place called Broadway.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
The TheaterMakers Studio will host The TheaterMakers Summit virtually on November 14th and 15th, with a bonus day of content on November 16th. The annual conference, which is now in its 4th year, will focus on the theme of 'making theater in a new world' in 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
BroadwayWorld has learned that producer Ken Davenport has been hired as advisor of theatrical development and production for Primary Wave Music Publishing.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Lantern Theater Company continues its 2019/20 season with the Philadelphia premiere of The Vertical Hour, renowned British playwright David Hare's rich and intellectually gripping play about a family trying to come together and the secrets that may keep them apart. Lantern resident director Kathryn MacMillan directs a cast that includes Lantern veterans Geneviève Perrier, Joe Guzmán, and Marc LeVasseur with newcomers Sydney Banks and Ned Pryce. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
David Mamet's new play, THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION, will be staged for the first time, for a limited time only. Featuring a cast, that includes Rebecca Pidgeon, William H. Macy, Clark Gregg and recent Tony Award nominated Fionnula Flanagan, the story follows a grisly murder that has taken place in Central Park. It runs February 13 - 23, 2020 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, for 10 performances only.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
'Finding Fellini', a mighty memoir about one woman, Megan Metrikin, who leaves the brutality of Apartheid South Africa in search of her muse -Federico Fellini, in Rome. You slip down the rabbit hole with her and emerge into a wonderland of palpable sensuality, exploration and adventure. It's a wild, obsessive, funny, filmic experience about the power of art to lift you out of any political or emotional doldrums.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Foursome Productions and Adriano Aragon have announced the limited San Francisco's engagement of David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW, directed by Peter Allas. The production will run from March 18 a?" April 4, 2020 at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111), with the press opening on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $65 (with group discounts available) and can be purchased at
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Asolo Rep, in conjunction with Miami New Drama, presents THE GREAT LEAP, a sharp-witted new drama by award-winning playwright Lauren Yee. Directed by Vanessa Stalling, THE GREAT LEAP previews March 18 and 19, opens March 20 and runs through April 11 in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Great Barrington Public Theater unveiled plans for its 2020 season, to be produced at the Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington. In keeping with the Public's core mission, the 2020 season will consist of new works and new voices, primarily spotlighting the deep pool of local area talent. Tickets will be price-conscious and affordable to all.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The New York Pops performs the timeless music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein joined by guest artists Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen, as well as Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. The concert spans all eleven of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic collaborations, including 'People Will Say We're in Love' from Oklahoma!, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel, 'Some Enchanted Evening' from South Pacific, 'I Have Dreamed' from The King and I, and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from The Sound of Music.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2019
2019 has come and gone, which means it's time to get excited for the new shows coming in 2020! This year will bring anticipated revivals of Company, West Side Story, and The Music Man, fan favorite Six, brand new musicals Diana, Mrs. Doubtfire, and MJ, and many more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 22, 2019
Each year, Broadway champions works both new and old, welcoming a fresh crop of plays from playwrights both at home and abroad every season. Their works enrapture audiences, offering takes on comedy, drama, history and everything in between, dazzling in their relevance, sparkling in their spectacle, and often challenging in their complexity.
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2019
Late Late Show guest host Jeff Goldblum is filling in for James Corden, and he kicks off the night with a little jazz number backed his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and dance with his wife Emilie to celebrate the event.
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2019
Disney+ debuted the trailer for 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum' today at D23. Watch it below!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2020
These books, many of which were written by stage managers either present or former, will teach people looking to break into stage management all about the basics. Some are aimed at students, or those just beginning their careers. With tips and tricks, inside information, and much more, there's something for every aspiring stage manager here!
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2019
Drama League Award winner Alfred Molina ('Red') guest stars on this Friday's new episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina.' He voices the role of Sir Ghoulgood, a friendly ghost who resides in the local theater. In the episode, he sings a song titled 'Center Stage' about how he doesn't mean to haunt the theater, but he just can't help but perform, even if humans are around.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
This weekend, we took a trip to Crunchem Hall as Laura Michelle Kelly took BroadwayWorld behind the scenes at The Muny's production of Matilda! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
New series, new plays. Free, fun, LIVE online. Skylight Theatre Company brings together some of LA's most talented writers, directors, and actors for weekly presentations of uplifting works, written specifically for this medium.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020
Producer Ken Davenport, announced on his blog a special livestream event for The Producer's Perspective Live, the daily livestream on his Facebook page inspired by the community of TheaterMakers and his podcast, The Producer's Perspective Podcast.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Conservatory Director Melissa Smith announced today that honorary Master of Fine Arts degrees will be conferred upon playwright Lydia R. Diamond and Magic Theatre's outgoing artistic director Loretta Greco. Both recipients will receive their degrees at a virtual graduation ceremony for the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2020 on Monday, May 18 at 12 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that theatre producer Bernard Gersten passed away this morning in his sleep. He was 97 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Norbert Leo Butz took to Instagram to share a video of himself and his daughters playing (on guitar and piano) and singing Sia's Cheap Thrills!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
Following the success of its world- first live streamed reading of the play Orphans, featuring Alec Baldwin, Aaron Glenane and Andrew Henry, two weeks ago, Red Line Productions will now present Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, on May 8/9 (subject to time zone).
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2020
Tony Award-winner is the latest star to join the Roundabout Off-Script series, sharing some favorite memories from his turn in David Friel's Molly Sweeney for Roundabout in 1996.