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Al Pacino to star in David Mamet's new play 'China Doll' on Broadway next fall

Al Pacino to star in David Mamet's new play 'China Doll' on Broadway next fall

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) --Oscar-winning film star Al Pacino is to return to Broadway next fall in the world premiere of David Mamet's new play "China Doll," producers announced Thursday.
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Oprah Winfrey supports Lindsay Lohan at London play

Oprah Winfrey supports Lindsay Lohan at London play

LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) --Oprah Winfrey attended a showing of Lindsay Lohan's West End play, "Speed-the-Plow," this weekend.
Danielle Haynes
Lindsay Lohan forgets 'Speed-the-Plow' lines mid-scene in London stage debut

Lindsay Lohan forgets 'Speed-the-Plow' lines mid-scene in London stage debut

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) --Actress Lindsay Lohan struggled on stage Wednesday night, forgetting lines and stumbling through her West End debut in David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow.'
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Lindsay Lohan vows to 'harass' Tina Fey to write 'Mean Girls' sequel

Lindsay Lohan vows to 'harass' Tina Fey to write 'Mean Girls' sequel

LONDON, Sept. 25 (UPI) --"Mean Girls" star Lindsay Lohan says she'd like for Tina Fey to write a sequel in which the girls are "all housewives and they're all cheating."
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Lindsay Lohan implies she handled Whitney Houston's body bag

Lindsay Lohan implies she handled Whitney Houston's body bag

LONDON, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Lindsay Lohan implied during an interview that she handled the late Whitney Houston's body bag while serving her court-ordered community service.
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Lindsay Lohan vows not to miss any of London theater shows

Lindsay Lohan vows not to miss any of London theater shows

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) --Lindsay Lohan trying to rehabilitate unreliable reputation with show on London's West End.
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Lindsay Lohan to make theater debut in West End's 'Speed-the-Plow'

Lindsay Lohan to make theater debut in West End's 'Speed-the-Plow'

LONDON, June 18 (UPI) --Lindsay Lohan told The New York Times she's been preparing for a potential appearance in David Mamet's play "Speed-the-Plow" in the West End in November.
Veronica Linares
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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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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