Lindsay Lohan to Make Stage Debut in ‘Speed the Plow’

Lindsay Lohan West End Speed-the-Plow
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The actress will star in a London revival of David Mamet's Hollywood comedy 'Speed-the-Plow.'

Buckle up: Lindsay Lohan is speeding toward her West End debut in “Speed-the-Plow,” the 1988 Hollywood comedy by David Mamet.

She’ll play an ambitious Tinseltown striver in a role created on Broadway by another tabloid favorite at the time, Madonna. Elisabeth Moss took on the part in the 2008 Main Stem revival, while Laura Michelle Kelly, current star of tuner “Finding Neverland,” played the character that same year in a West End staging starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum.

No other casting for the production has been announced. Lindsay Posner, a West End regular who’s previously directed five London productions of Mamet plays, helms.

Produced by Danny Moar and Simon Friend for Theater Royal Bath Prods., “Speed-the-Plow” runs Sept. 24-Nov. 29 at the Playhouse Theater.

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  1. If she ever turns up her co-stars are going to destroy her. This is Mamet. To cover her weaknesses they are going to have to get powerful theater stars for the other roles, just like they did when Madonna was in the show (It came to be known as Speed the Play). The other stars started reading through the lines faster and faster and faster, just to spend as little time on stage with her as possible, leaving Madonna crying in her dressing room at the end of each performance. And Madonna actually has a work ethic. She turned up, she rehearsed. This is NOT going to end well. And this is what, her fifth, sixth “comeback” attempt? Give it to an actress who actually deserves the exposure, and the wages. This is stunt casting at it’s most cynical.

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