Remember when Jeremy Piven abruptly left Broadway's Speed-the-Plow, claiming mercury poisoning
? Producers were enraged, and took Piven to arbitration to recoup losses owing to the star's departure. Today they lost
, arbitrators from Actors Equity and the Broadway League finding Piven's self-removal "reasonable" and not in breach of his contract. So producers, remember: when next Piven makes himself available for a big Broadway show, he'll expect a lot of leeway. Now, who's ready to make that Piven/A Thousand Clowns
revival the world's been waiting for?