Somewhere during its seven-month Broadway I saw David Mamet‘s Speed-the-Plow at the Royale Theatre (5.3.88 to 12.31.88). Jett was born on 6.4.88 — we probably attended an early fall performance,.

I’m thinking of it because at the time poor Joe Mantegna (who played Bobby Gould) was coping with the same affliction that is currently plaguing me. The late Ron Silver won a Tony Award for his performance as Charlie Fox, and the not-too-bad Madonna played Karen.

Fox: “It’s lonely at the top, isn’t it?
Gould: “Yeah, but it ain’t crowded.”

For some reason you can’t find a video of last Friday’s Real Time interview between Mamet and Bill Maher.