Reached by Playbill.com for comment July 10, a spokesperson for the production "expressed bemusement at these reports, given that rehearsals are not yet under way and casting still in progress."
Rumors swirled in recent days stating that Lohan was arriving late and unprepared for rehearsals to the play that will begin performances Sept. 24 and continue through Nov. 29 at London’s Playhouse Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for Oct. 2. Lindsay Posner directs.
Additional casting will be announced at a later time.
Here's how the production is billed: "When a hugely bankable star agrees to appear in a sure-fire commercial hit, film producers Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox are convinced this is the break of a lifetime," according to press notes. "That is until Karen (played by Lindsay Lohan), a temporary secretary, derails the dream. When she persuades Bobby to dump the blockbuster in favour of a story which can only be described as box-office poison, Charlie is forced to resort to desperate measures…."
Lindsay Lohan’s films include Disney's "The Parent Trap," "Herbie: Fully Loaded," "Freaky Friday," "Mean Girls," "Georgia Rule," Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" and Emilio Estevez's "Bobby." She has appeared in the TV series "Ugly Betty" and starred as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical TV film "Liz & Dick." Broadway's Speed-the-Plow marked the Main Stem debut of pop singer Madonna in 1988.
The opening-night cast of the 2008 Broadway revival included Raul Esparza as Hollywood producer Charlie Fox; Jeremy Piven as production exec Bobby Gould; and Elisabeth Moss, who can be seen as Peggy Olson on AMC's Emmy-winning "Mad Men," as temp secretary Karen. Piven abruptly departed the production in December 2008 citing high levels of mercury in his system. He was succeeded by Norbert Leo Butz and William H. Macy.
Playhouse Theatre is located at Northumberland Ave., London. Call 0844 871 7631 or visit atgtickets.com/speed-the-plow for tickets.