Sooooo, I hope you are sitting down right now … cuz if you’re not, you’re gonna need to take a seat — and then fall out of it — when you learn that Lindsay Lohan has been cast to star in the play Speed-The-Plow in London. It has been rumored for a few weeks now that L. Lo would be doing something with the David Mamet play but I never seriously considered that she’d actually appear on stage in the play. But, ’tis true … Lindsay will be making her theatrical stage debut at London’s Playhouse Theatre in September. Ok, you can pick yourself up off the floor now.
Dates are announced; all the notoriously tardy leading lady has to do now is turn up on time for eight shows a week. As previously speculated, Lindsay Lohan will star in David Mamet’ Speed-the-Plow in London. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the Mean Girls star will make her stage debut at London’s Playhouse Theatre. The limited engagement will begin performances on September 24 and run through November 30. Press night is set for October 2. Lohan will play Karen, the role originated by Madonna in the 1988 Broadway production.
Speed-the-Plow focuses on two high-powered Hollywood executives, Charlie Fox and Bobby Gould, who have come up from the mailroom together. Charlie brings Bobby a surefire hit with a major star attached. Bobby seems certain to give the green light, until his beautiful new secretary gets involved. The play received its London premiere in 1989 and was revived in the West End in 2000 and at The Old Vic in 2008. A Broadway revival played the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 2008. No word yet on further casting or who is understudying the role of Karen.
Yes, yes … it’s all true. Lindsay will play the role that Madonna originated back in 1988. I’m at a complete loss. I guess now we know why Lindsay decided to stay in London instead of flying home for her little brother’s graduation … she was likely hard at work in play rehearsals or something. 8 shows a week … can you imagine Lindsay Lohan showing up on time and performing 8 full shows a week LIVE on stage? I surely can’t but … we’ll know soon enough if she’s up for the task.