Speed-the-Plow

Play - Original

Royale Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 9, 1988
  • Opening Date: May 3, 1988
  • Closing Date: December 31, 1988
  • Previews: 23
  • Performances: 279

Playwright: David Mamet

Synopsis

David Mamet satirizes Hollywood's chasm between business and art as two powerful producers debate whether to produce a spiritual novel or a surefire blockbuster.

 

Opening Night Cast

Madonna Karen
Joe Mantegna in Speed-the-Plow Joe Mantegna Bobby Gould
Ron Silver Charlie Fox
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Opening Night Production Credits

David Mamet David Mamet Writer
Gregory Mosher Gregory Mosher Director
  Michael Merritt Scenic Design
Nan Cibula-Jenkins Nan Cibula-Jenkins Costume Design
  Kevin Rigdon Lighting Design
  Debi Mazar Madonna's hair
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Actor in a Play Ron Silver Winner
1988 Outstanding Actor in a Play Joe Mantegna Nominee
1988 Outstanding Director of a Play Gregory Mosher Nominee
1988 Outstanding New Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Actor in a Play Ron Silver Winner
1988 Direction of a Play Gregory Mosher Nominee
1988 Play   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 1, 1989 31 $143,854
-
$99,763 $22.42
-
6417
1048
8
0
76.54% 40.16%
Dec. 25, 1988 30 $44,091
-
-$14,740 $14.46
-
3050
1048
8
0
36.38% -3.76%
Dec. 18, 1988 29 $58,831
-
-$24,595 $17.48
-
3365
1048
8
0
40.14% -17.16%
Dec. 11, 1988 28 $83,426
-
- $17.37
-
4804
1048
8
0
57.30% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $330,202
-
  $17.93 17636
33536
32
0
52.59 %  
Cumulative
  $5,543,129
-
  $22.25
$0.00
236777
316496
279
23
74.81 %  
 
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