Posted by Backstage Baby
April 27, 2013 at 23:00
For the moment, everyone at Act Break is buzzing about "Hit List"; and more specifically, songwriter, composer and mercurial star Jimmy Collins.
Word is Collins' after-hours antics are affecting his work on the stage at the Manhattan Theatre Workshop - and it's no laughing matter. A recent performance had audience members (including several boldface-name producers) on the edge of their seats as Collins fumbled his way through his blocking and failed to catch costar Karen Cartwright during what should have been a bit of safe, routine choreography.
The show went on, but Downstage Dish heard all about Collins' post-performance meltdown in response to the completely likely possibility that "Hit List" director Derek Wills is seeking his replacement. Only time will tell if Jimmy Collins can behave himself for the sake of the show he created - and his fragile career...