THR Esq. reports today that Jeremy Piven's mercury poisoning excuse for leaving the Broadway production of “Speed The Plow” last season is sufficient, and he'll not be liable to the producers for breach of contract, or other claims. Here's the story:
Interestingly, the show managed to recoup its investors' money before it closed, partly, some suspect due to the publicity around Piven's departure, and replacement by the likes of Norbert Leo Butz and William H. Macy. So, had the producers prevailed in their complaint against Piven, the measure of their damages is anything but clear.