May 24, 2017

Megan Mullally quits Broadway show before it even opens after clashing with director

BY GREG HERNANDEZ

Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for this one.

Will & Grace alum Megan Mullally, Tony nominated for her performance in Broadway’s Young Frankenstein a few years back, has quit the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Lips Together, Teeth Apart in some kind showdown with director Joe Mantello.

The theatre’s artistic director Todd Haimes has issued a statement that does not hide his disappointment and seems to hint at possible legal action: “We were surprised and disappointed that Megan Mullally had to withdraw from the production immediately in breach of her contract. With the loss of Meghan in a four-person ensemble, work has been delayed after only two weeks of rehearsal.”

Haimes said the first preview performance has been delayed but that opening night remains April 29. He also reiterated his support of Mantello and said a replacement for Mullally will be announced soon.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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One Comment

  • March 25, 2010 | Permalink |

    I can’t believe she is dropping out so early, they couldn’t find a medium ground to relate on and solve the issue? dropping out of the contract seems so over the top

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