Piven leaves Broadway
“Speed-the-Plow” producer Jeffrey Richards says Jeremy Piven is out – and Norbert Leo Butz and William H. Macy are in.
Richards says Butz and Macy will replace Piven in the critically praised Broadway revival of David Mamet’s comedy. Piven, star of television’s “Entourage,” unexpectedly left the play over the weekend, less than two months after the show opened.
Butz, a Tony winner for his role in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” will play Piven’s role Dec. 23-Jan. 11, while Macy takes over for the rest of the run, Jan. 13-Feb. 22.
Mamet’s play about Hollywood glamour, sex and power also stars Elisabeth Moss of TV’s “Mad Men” and Raul Esparza.