Posted by Downstage Dish
February 26, 2013 at 23:00
Just when Act Break is certain it's the end of the road for Bombshell, some shift in the fabric of the Great White Way occurs and this beleaguered musical manages to live another day. We're hearing that despite getting the green light to resume rehearsals, this last week has been nothing less than humiliating for Bombshell's champion and producer, Eileen Rand. The details are murky, but Rand is suddenly out as producer and her ex-husband, Jerry, is in. It seems two of Broadway's major power players just can't stay away from each other's throats.
Forget about Marilyn's mess for a moment, if you can. The most thrilling thing to happen on stage as of late involves a sultry, all-grown-up Veronica Moore, recently in concert for a one-night engagement. Downstage Dish is still rhapsodizing about her rendition of a showstopper called "I Can't Let Go" - not to mention the previously unheard-of team of Jimmy Collins and Kyle Bishop, who wrote it. It looks like Moore's gamble on director Derek Wills paid off handsomely for all involved - especially for the young songwriting talents who are now very clearly in the spotlight.