The New York Times has reported, for the second time in a week, that a Broadway run of David Mamet's Boston Marriage may be in development and that actress Sharon Stone is being considered for the project.
Last week there was no official comment available from producers and call to producer Stuart Thompson's office was not returned.
As reported earlier, the world premiere of Mamet's Boston Marriage (which the playwright directed) began previews at Cambridge's ART June 4 and ran through June 27. Even then, there was no definitive word as to whether the play would come to New York. New York's Atlantic Theatre, which Mamet co-founded, was already devoting the 1999-2000 season to the playwright, and artistic director Neil Pepe said the schedule featured other Mamet works, including revivals of The Water Engine and American Buffalo.
Marriage features two women revealing the secrets of their relationship, which is a marked change for the playwright, whose early reputation was based on gritty plays, often depicting male protagonists. Mamet's most recent works -- like The Cryptogram and The Old Neighborhood -- are more nostalgic, with Mamet finding artistic solace in re-visiting his youth.
The Boston cast of Marriage included Mamet regulars Rebecca Pidgeon (who's also Mamet's spouse), Felicity Huffman (The Cryptogram, Dangerous Corner, Boy's Life) and Mary McCann (The Old Neighborhood, Edmond, Dangerous Corner). Mamet has premiered two other shows at ART, The Old Neighborhood and The Cryptogram. His other plays include his Pulitzer Prize winning Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, American Buffalo, Speed the-Plow The Water Engine, The Woods and Sexual Perversity in Chicago.
-- By Murdoch McBride