Actor Jeremy Piven
was starring in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow revival on Broadway until
he abruptly left the show because of mercury poisoning via eating too
We know the theatre is the bastard baby of show business —
and that television and film rules the mind and the money — but we
will still be disappointed to learn if Piven’s escape was preplanned
for personal profit if he was not genuinely ill.
David Mamet mocked Piven’s break:
We can’t help but think Piven’s departure smells fishy.