By Robert Simonson
09 May 1998
The Old Neighborhood, the trio of interrelated David Mamet one acts now playing at Broadway's Booth Theatre, will close after the evening performance Sat., May 9. The show is the first to shutter in the wake of May 4's Tony Award nominations; the Mamet piece received no nominations, not even an anticipated nod for actress Patti LuPone.
The Old Neighborhood opened Nov. 19, 1997 to mixed notices, but a positive review from The New York Times. It will have run 197 performances plus 10 previews. It stars Peter Reigert as a newly divorced man navigating his way through a mid-life crisis by visiting, in order, an old friend, his sister and an old girlfriend. LuPone plays the sister. Also in the cast are Vincent Guastaferro, Jack Willis and Mary McCann (who took over for Rebecca Pidgeon, Mamet's wife, as Deeny, the girlfriend). Scott Zigler directed.
Mamet was most recently represented on Broadway in 1988 with Speed-the-Plow, starring Joe Mantegna, Madonna and Ron Silver, who won a Tony for his role.