Lindsay Lohan Will Make Stage Debut in David Mamet Play

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26 Jun 2014

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan

The much-in-the-news screen star Lindsay Lohan will make her professional stage debut this fall in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow at London’s Playhouse Theatre.

Performances will begin Sept. 24 and continue through Nov. 29. Opening night is scheduled for Oct. 2. Lindsay Posner directs.

Additional casting will be announced at a later time.

"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 www.atgtickets.com/speed-the-plow for tickets.