Posted by Backstage Baby
March 26, 2012 at 23:00
EXCUUUUUUUZE ME while I catch my breath! Everyone calm down! I'm typing as fast as my manicured manos will type! Did I sneak a peek at the workshop? MAYBE. Or did I just have the world's best spy? ALSO, A MAYBE. As I've said before, my sources are nameless - BUT MY GOSSIP IS SHAMELESS!!! And shameless is undoubtedly the word to describe the post-workshop throw down for Eileen Rand's big booming Marilyn production! My SASHAYING SOURCES have told me that while Ivy Lynn sparkled as Marilyn, Miz Corn Husk herself, Karen Cartwright, dared to steal the spotlight by FALLING OFF THE RISERS during one of Lynn's vocal triumphs! That's embarrassing, but was it... intentional??? PAGING TOM LEVITT? I have someone on the line for you. It's TONY. Seriously, I hear the music was PHENOMENAL, but the book? Hmmmm. SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING that Julia Houston was a taaaaad preoccupied with matters outside of the workshop. Word has it that Houston and director Derek Wills were butting heads up until the very last minute! No doubt that friction made its way into this wee little workshop.
This workshop was definitely ONE HOT TICKET- and I mean that literally. Miz Rand? Before you fill the seats, maybe FIX DA HEAT? Can I get a HELL YEAH?! And while the audience was swooning to Swift's crooning as Joe DiMaggio - I head whispers that he may get the boot? Say it ain't so! Or will it be ye ole TUMBLEweed Karen Cartwright? Or Miss Marilyn herself - Ivy Lynn? They say the road to Broadway is paved with broken hearts, so who's gonna need a box of tissues??