Posted by Backstage Baby
April 9, 2012 at 18:00
Gentle reader, you might have realized by now that your humble backstage baby has grown OBSESSED with the Houston/Levitt Marilyn project, newly titled "Bombshell." Well, wait'll you hear THIS bit of weirdness: veteran producer Eileen Rand is rumored to have burned - literally BURNED - her contracts with her principal investors in a bar on New York's Lower East Side. I know, I can barely believe it either, but I heard it from a tiny woodland creature that Rand has thrown them aside in favor of a single investor, '70s rocker Randy Cobra (probably not his real name). Remember Randy Cobra? Of the seminal punk band The New York Cobras? Sang that one song about the pizza at CBGBs and has been living off the royalties from that song "Punk Christmas" for the past 30 years? Me neither, but he's on Wikipedia.
It looks like the dispute arose over absent action star Rebecca "Casual Friday" Duvall, who's stuck in... Cuba (?!). My little woodland creature source says that, in Duvall's absence, the role went to the new understudy, Karen Cartwright, that buzzy newcomer with ZERO Broadway credits. No news on what the disgraced Ivy Lynn is doing.
And OH YEAH BEFORE WE FORGET! Backstage Baby heard an unconfirmed rumor that superdirector Derek Wills was ASSAULTED by none other than Cartwright's boyfriend! We don't know why, but we've been following Derek since SARS was a thing, so we can guess. Keep your hands to yourself, Derek! Maybe they'll be needing Ivy after all.