Cambridge, MA's American Repertory Theatre will stage the premiere of David Mamet's new play, Boston Marriage, next May. According to an article in Variety, Mamet's wife Rebecca Pidgeon, Felicity Huffman and Mary McCann -- all members of New York's Atlantic Theatre Company and old hands at Mamet -- are in talks to star.
A press spokesperson at ART said the Variety article was "premature and erroneous." However, a spokesman at the Atlantic confirmed the show was indeed going forward for May and that McCann was set to star.
Mamet was represented on Broadway last season by The Old Neighborhood, a trio of loosely connected one-acts starring Pidgeon, Peter Riegert and Patti LuPone. His other plays include The Cryptogram, Glengarry Glen Ross and American Buffalo. Also a film director, Mamet has written and directed "House of Games," "Things Change," "Homicide" and "The Spanish Prisoner" for the screen.
Pidgeon also appeared in the New York production of Mamet's Oleanna.
-- By Robert Simonson