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David Mamet's 'The Anarchist' flops on Broadway, closing early
David Mamet's 'The Anarchist' flops on Broadway, closing early

What do David Mamet and Kathie Lee Gifford have in common? Both have flops on Broadway this season. Mamet's new play "The Anarchist," which just opened on Sunday at the John Golden Theatre in New York, announced late Tuesday that it will close on Dec. 16. The play, starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger, received lukewarm to negative reviews. Many critics noted that the play's structure -- an extended philosophical conversation lasting a little more than one hour -- would be rough going for audiences. "The Anarchist," which Mamet directed, stars LuPone as an incarcerated leftist radical who meets with a prison official (Winger) to determine her fate. The...

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