Mamet & Macy rib and roast

Wave of cheer at Atlantic

NEW YORK — The Atlantic Theater Company returned to its roots at its 20th-anni gala May 2, honoring founders William H. Macy and David Mamet at the Rainbow Room.

Mamet roasted Macy’s goyishness and youthful exploits — “He filled more cavities than a dental college” — while Macy answered by singing a fake Yiddish folk tune.

Event was co-hosted by Atlantic member Felicity Huffman –“Flicka,” as her cohorts kept calling her — who said she only dated Macy because “amongst the available men at the Atlantic, he was the only one with a foreskin.”

Mamet’s wife, Rebecca Pidgeon, and David Pittu performed a song version of Mamet’s play “Oleanna” to the tune of “16 Going On 17.”

At the end, everyone sang the faux-collegiate “Atlantic Anthem,” which includes ironic Mamet-written lyrics such as, “We can’t pay our electric bill.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading