Madonna as LorenYear: 2002
Where: Wyndhams Theatre, Londen UK
When: May 9 to July 13
Details: Madonna played Loren, an art dealer desperately trying to sell a Jackson Pollock painting for a ridiculous amount of money to several possible buyers. Loren finds herself in the most extreme and funny situations just to sell that painting, all because she made a 'deal' and her husband doesn't agree.
The play was excellent, but received mixed reviews (but on the whole they were positive). All of the plays were sold out so the play can rightfully be called a success. The play already debuted on May 13 but received it's official premiere on May 23. First Madonna had planned to play matinee shows as well but these were cancelled as they conflicted with her studio time for the recording of her new album.
The play ‘Up For Grabs’ was written by David Williamson and debuted on stage before in Australia in 2001. Next to Madonna the stars of the play in London were: Tom Irwin, Megan Dodds, Daniel Pino, Sian Thomas, Michael Lerner and Debora Weston. Madonna helped compose the soundtrack to the play as well. Up For Grabs was an incredible opportunity for many fans to finally see Madonna up close and personal in an intimate setting. And incredible to see that Madonna truly is a very good actress indeed. Hopefully Madonna will return to the West End one day.