The reviews of the opening of David Mamet‘s American Buffalo at the Belasco have been unenthusiastic. The critics almost unanimously describe poorly cast stars—John Leguizamo, Cedric the Entertainer, and Haley Joel Osment—going through the motions with wooden dialogue. ("Ssssssssst. That whooshing noise coming from the Belasco Theater is the sound of the air being let Read More
Bon Iver can’t seem to get enough of New York… though you could probably say that about him and any major U.S. city these days. Justin Vernon—the Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter who goes by Bon Iver (pronounced "bohn eevair")—has been touring nearly non-stop this year since the realease of his haunting debut, For Emma, Forever Read More
Monday: Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2008
With the exception of Rachel Maddow, no one on television has benefited from the election cycle more than the folks at Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, the expiration date on their cultural relevancy reads November 5th. As a going away party, Lorne Michaels and NBC are Read More
The 20th anniversary production on Broadway of David Mamet’s famous dissection of Hollywood, Speed-the-Plow, raises a burning question: In publicizing the play, has Mr. Mamet finally gone off his rocker?
His quite recent public conversion from a self-described “brain dead liberal” into some kind of neo-conservative pedagogue isn’t at issue here—except Read More
You guys, Haley Joel Osment is 20 years old! 20! We’ll always see him as the creepy kid who saw dead people in The Sixth Sense. God, we’re old. Anyway, Mr. Osment is all grown up and making his Broadway debut in the revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, according to Read More
We told you about the revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo co-starring John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer, and now we can report about its new home: the Belasco Theatre. American Buffalo takes over the stage from another Mamet play, Speed-the-Plow. That Jeremy Piven-starring production will move to the Barrymore Theater where Godspell was Read More
This Halloween, Mamet is returning to Broadway (again) with a revival of American Buffalo. Directed by Robert Falls, previews will begin Oct. 31 with a premiere set for Nov. 17. Latin "Sexaholic" John Leguizamo and "Original King of Comedy" Cedric the Entertainer will lead the cast about "the bungled heist of Read More
It’s the 20th anniversary David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow and the Belasco Theatre will start the birthday celebrations on Oct. 3. with director Neil Pepe (who recently helmed Ethan Coen’s Almost an Evening) and stars Jeremy Piven as greedy producer Charlie Fox hugging it out with The Homecoming‘s Raul Esparza as Bobby Gould, according to Read More
O.K., so we knew that Leonardo DiCaprio was like the first person to buy a Toyota Prius, but last week he even rode up to the opening of Bonhams Flagship Showroom with his mom on bikes, and parked right out front on 57th and Madison. [P6]
David Mamet interviews himself about his Read More
If you remember this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner, you weren’t there. Felix Gillette, John Koblin, and Choire Sicha flood the zone in D.C..
Janet Silver is moving from Houghton Mifflin to Nan Talese’s imprint at Doubleday. Leon Neyfakh checks in with with Ms. Talese who says, "I called Janet and she sent Read More