Mamet's Political Comedy November to Premiere on Broadway
“May 9, 2007–David Mamet's new comedy “November,” about the days preceding a presidential election, will premiere on Broadway in January 2008 in a production helmed by Joe Mantello.
Mantello (“Wicked”) directed the Tony-winning 2005 revival of Mamet's “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Set a few days before the election, the five-character play follows the misadventures of a day in the life of U.S. president Charles Smith. No casting has been announced.
Last Mamet play to go directly to Broadway was “Speed-the-Plow,” produced by Lincoln Center Theater at the Royale in 1988. More recently, Mamet's comedy “Romance” was a hit at Off Broadway's Atlantic Theater in 2005.
Mamet, who has never won a Tony, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for “Glengarry.” “November” will arrive on Broadway in a Shubert theater to be determined.
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