Speed-the-Plow: Jeremy Piven gets poisoned and is out of the show. Butz and Macy In to backfil the show during the final ten weeks of the show


Jeremy Piven has departed from the Broadway production of Speed-the-Plow, reportedly due to high mercury levels in his body from eating too much sushi. The acclaimed Broadway revival still has 10 weeks until its run ends and Piven fans holding tickets to the play may be upset about his sudden leave-taking.

However, the powers-that-be at Speed-the-Plow have managed to find two exciting replacements. The always excellent Norbert Leo Butz, whose Broadway credits include Wicked and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, will take over the role of Bobby Gould through January 11. Then film, TV, and sometime stage star William H. Macy will play the part until the show's run concludes.

Broadway lovers who have already seen Speed-the-Plow now have two good reasons to return. If you want discount tickets to see it on Broadway, get them while you still can by clicking