Lindsay Lohan to make stage debut in David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow,' producers confirm

Lindsay Lohan attends the Moschino show during the Lindsay Lohan attends the Moschino show during the London Collections: Men SS15 at Lindley Hall on June 16, 2014, in London. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Tim P. Whitby

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LONDON - London's Ambassador Theatre Group confirmed Thursday that Lindsay Lohan will make her stage debut in an upcoming West End revival of David Mamet's play "Speed-the-Plow."

Lohan, who turns 28 on Wednesday, will play the manipulative Hollywood secretary Karen, a role originated by Madonna in the 1988 Broadway production. The play runs from Sept. 24 to Nov. 29 at the Playhouse Theatre, with "press night," the British equivalent of opening night, on Oct. 2.

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The production is directed by Lindsay Posner, whom the Ambassador Theatre Group said has helmed more Mamet plays in the West End than any other director.

A 1988 Tony Award-nominee, "Speed-the-Plow" follows Hollywood executives Charlie Fox and Bobby Gould as they negotiate to produce a film, with complications arising from Gould's temporary secretary, Karen. Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") made her Broadway debut in role in a 2008-09 revival.

The play had its London premiere in 1989 and has been revived there twice.

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