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Frears, Mamet, Soderbergh, Fincher up for DGA Awards

Frears, Mamet, Soderbergh, Fincher up for DGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Stephen Frears, David Mamet and Nelson McCormick were nominated Thursday for the Directors Guild of America Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries.

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Debra Winger-Patti LuPone play 'The Anarchist' to close Dec. 16

Debra Winger-Patti LuPone play 'The Anarchist' to close Dec. 16

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of David Mamet's new play, "The Anarchist," is to close Dec. 16, producers said Tuesday.

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CBS mulls 'Have Gun, Will Travel' remake

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- CBS is mulling a revival of the U.S. Western TV series "Have Gun, Will Travel," which debuted on the network 55 years ago, The Hollywood Reporter said.
John C. McGinley joins 'Glengarry Glen Ross' cast

John C. McGinley joins 'Glengarry Glen Ross' cast

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- John C. McGinley has joined the cast of the Broadway revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Glengarry Glen Ross," producers said Monday.
Cannavale joins 'Glengarry' cast

Cannavale joins 'Glengarry' cast

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Bobby Cannavale has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of David Mamet's drama "Glengarry Glen Ross," producers said Thursday.
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Pacino to star in 'Glengarry' on Broadway

Pacino to star in 'Glengarry' on Broadway

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Al Pacino is to star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's play "Glengarry Glen Ross" this fall, producers announced Thursday.
Debra Winger to make Broadway debut

Debra Winger to make Broadway debut

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Debra Winger is to make her Broadway debut in David Mamet's new play "The Anarchist" this fall, producers announced Tuesday.
McCormack joins 'Best Man' cast

McCormack joins 'Best Man' cast

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Television actor Eric McCormack has joined the star-studded cast of the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man," the show's producers said Wednesday.

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LuPone, Metcalf to star in new Mamet play

LuPone, Metcalf to star in new Mamet play

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Actresses Patti LuPone and Laurie Metcalf are to star in the U.S. premiere of David Mamet's play, "The Anarchist," producers announced.
Baryshnikov, Laguna to start tour in Calif

Baryshnikov, Laguna to start tour in Calif

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna are to kick off their U.S. tour with a performance at California's Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, organizers said.
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David Alan Mamet (pronounced /ˈmæmɨt/; born November 30, 1947) is an American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.

Best known as a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize, and Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). Mamet's books include The Old Religion (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy (2004), a Torah commentary, with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner; The Wicked Son (2006), a study of Jewish self-hatred and antisemitism; and Bambi vs. Godzilla, a commentary on the movie business.

Mamet was born in Chicago to Jewish parents, Lenore June (née Silver), a teacher, and Bernard Morris Mamet, an attorney. One of his first jobs was as a busboy at Chicago's The Second City. He was educated at the progressive Francis W. Parker School and at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.

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