Posted by Backstage Baby
April 2, 2012 at 20:00
***OH NO SHE DIDN'T***! Houston and Levitt's untitled Marilyn musical is officially in limbo, and with it Ivy Lynn's status as Marilyn - but your humble Backstage Baby can hazard a wild guess as to Lynn's status, and her career in general - it is OVAH.
Sources say that Lynn completely fudged up a performance of the Houston/Leavitt tuner HEAVEN ON EARTH, for which she has been in the ensemble for the show's entire run. Drunk - or something (if she was a bigger star she'd have a publicist call it "exhaustion"), Lynn stumbled through the show's climatic number, leading Tony-winner Norbert Leo Butz to personally kick her off the stage. Bye-bye, Ivy! Nice knowin' ya! I know a ballet school in New Jersey that needs a teacher in case you're looking at next steps.
Speaking of next steps, is Eileen Rand interested in moving the musical forward? The Great White Rumor Mill says she's looking for a star to play Mariyln - word on the street is Billy Crystal, but that can't be right.
But even if they do get a star to play MM, what about Julia Houston's rumored personal issues? Will they force the book writer to drop out altogether? Watch this space!