Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Debra Winger Making Broadway Debut in David Mamet Play


Debra Winger is going to make her Broadway debut this fall. She’s signed on to a David Mamet two hander (that’s two actors) called “The Anarchist.” Broadway legend Patti Lupone is her co-star. Winger, once one of the most in demand actresses in movies, sort of took herself out of the business and slowed down her trajectory around 20 years ago. After hits like “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Urban Cowboy,” and “Terms of Endearment,” Winger just cooled it. Every once in a while she turns up in something. but it’s a rarity. In 2010 she had a recurring role in HBO’s “In Treatment.” She’s also featured in “Lola Versus” with new star Greta Gerwig. A few years ago, when I interviewed her about not working, Winger said, “I don’t think I’ve missed anything.” She’s going to be just great on Broadway. “The Anarchist” will be a hot, hot ticket.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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