Starting here, starting now.
The NASTIEST Person on B*R*O*A*D*W*A*Y THREAD, the 2013 Edition!
|by Anonymous||reply 296||04/18/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/03/2013|
Excuse me! Ex-cuse me!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/03/2013|
Don't forget me, dolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/03/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/03/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/03/2013|
SO, are we going to get any dirt, or what?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/03/2013|
How come no one speaks of Nick Adams? He seems rather naughty.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/03/2013|
Nasty and naughty are two different things.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/03/2013|
WELCOME TO THE THEATAH, YOU FOOLS!
TAKE IN THE RICH FLAVAAAH!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/04/2013|
Since Nicol Williamson died, the title has been owned by Mandy Patinkin.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/04/2013|
What is Joe Mantello like? And Tracy Letts?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/04/2013|
my rich boyfriend will sue you if you bastards mention me
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/04/2013|
We need to have nominees and vote for a winner.
So far, we have:
The Men: Nathan Lane Joe Mantello Mandy Patinkin
The Women: Patti LuPone Betty Buckley Linda Lavin
Lauren Bacall hasn't worked on Broadway in the past decade and has no intention of returning, so she's disqualified from this competitive list. And are these women just on the list because they're demanding and/or quirky? Or are they truly nasty?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/04/2013|
Why limit this list to just actors?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/04/2013|
Just wait til I arrive, bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/04/2013|
Oh, that's right, John Benjamin Hickey is supposed to be a jerk. That's essentially him in his character on The Good Wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/04/2013|
Victoria screams at the fly techs.... if she's not careful one of them might slam her in the back wall mid flight.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/04/2013|
I can't believe NO ONE has mentioned me. NO ONE.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/04/2013|
while we are waiting for insiders to reveal all lets play "how would hollywood cast the first 2 nastiest person on Broadway threads"
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 3: BROADWAY BLOODY BROADWAY
BY Ryan MURPHY
LINDA LAVIN played by LILY RABE
LAUREN BACALL played by JESSICA LANGE
IAN McKELLEN played by JOSEPH FEINNES
HELEN MIRREN played by SARAH PAULSON
DAVID STAITAIRN played by DYLAN McDERMOTT
any other ideas?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/04/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/04/2013|
Buckley may be quite mad, but nasty? Really?
And what did Strathairn do to put him on the list, r19?
Finally, Helen Mirren does not have a nasty reputation, she's known for being just the opposite; so where are you getting that from?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/04/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/04/2013|
Shirley Maclaine stab Carol Haney in the back during the run of the Pajama Game.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/04/2013|
Shirley wasn't in The Pajama Game. What's the story?
Carol was brilliant, btw.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/04/2013|
Never mind, broadway...Haney still brilliant, died too young.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/04/2013|
r21, on the other NPOB threads the hatred between Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen was discussed in excruciating detail. David S was in a production with them and was kind of not treated well by Ian. Helen Mirren and David Straitarin came off fine, Ian a little bitchy. That is what the post was referring to.
not that THEY were nasty but the situation was.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/04/2013|
No, just no. He is one of the best young directors in the theater world today
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/04/2013|
R24 Obviously doesn't know the legendary story about MacLaine going on for Haney in Pajama Game--giving rise to banal lyric in "She's No Longer a Gypsy" (in Applause)----"pulled a Shirley MacLaine."
O tempora! O mores!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/04/2013|
"Shirley wasn't in The Pajama Game. What's the story?"
R24, your show queen card is revoked (if you ever had one).
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/04/2013|
Haney never recovered from Shirley's backstabbing backstage at the Pajama Game.
Turned to booze and later died, never getting over what Shirley did to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/04/2013|
but wait a second how did Shirley make Haney unable to perform that night? Wasn't she sick? I mean how exactly is Shirley responsible for that. And how well did they even know each other. Shirley says she got to the theater late with her resignation notice in hand after spending the day at Jones beach.
Is that bullshit? What exactly happened?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/04/2013|
Yeah, I had a brain lesion, sorry for the mind slip, r28, r29. As soon as I hit enter it all came to me. Broadway.
I'm recently off caffeine and my crank is slow.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/04/2013|
No, MacLaine was Haney's understudy and there was a situation where Haney had a twisted ankle or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/04/2013|
Movie producer Hal Wallis went to see Pajama Game to see Haney in action. Instead he saw Shirley and that is who got the movie contract.
'Coincidence' that Haney couldn't perform on that very night?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/04/2013|
Shirley's rise to the top went something like this:
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/04/2013|
I had sex with Joe Mantello in Central Park years ago. He was nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/04/2013|
The $10 whore on the corner of 45th St.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/04/2013|
My mommy says, pointing out other people's faults is a character flaw.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/04/2013|
This is Carol minutes after Shirley took over for her in Pajama Game
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/04/2013|
Whatever he is, Joe Mantello is not a YOUNG director. That is all.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/04/2013|
I don't think Betty Buckley is nasty. She actually has quite a nice rep these days, since moving back to Texas - although she is eccentric and needs things to go her way. She has a very good assistant who manages her very well, also.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/04/2013|
Let's be honest. If Hal Wallis had seen Carol Haney, he would not have signed her. She was very talented, but not a face for the big screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/04/2013|
True enough, r42, but Shirley is no beauty either, and should never have been encouraged to sing during her career, since she CAN'T. Once she got her foot in the Hollywood door, she clawed her way to the Rat Pack and never let go.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/04/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/04/2013|
Betty's assistant is not her lover, I know that much, Miz Bacall.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/04/2013|
True story..... years ago someone on a theater chat board (which must remain anonymous) started posting stories about Buckley giving blow jobs to stage hands backstage at SUNSET BLVD. Buckley's lesbian assistant/manager/ whatever saw the posts and threatenend the owners with legal action. Surprised that those posts lasted as long as they did... since that timethings get zapped on a regular basis.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/04/2013|
[quote]Buckley giving blow jobs to stage hands backstage at SUNSET BLVD.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/04/2013|
Please tell me she was wearing the turban.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/04/2013|
R49 She used the turban to collect the cum shots.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/04/2013|
I have to update my chart........
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/04/2013|
Caught Betty's act at the Colony Record Store once. I was behind her on line, and the starstruck guy at the register was fawning over her, but in a very nice and respectful way. "Miss Buckley, I love your work, and I must tell you that I was instrumental in our carrying your latest cd." She said not a word, just nodded curtly and stomped out imperiously. So sad. I LOVED her on "Eight is Enough"!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/04/2013|
Betty B unfriended me on Facebook
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/04/2013|
Shirley MacLaine was adorable-looking from the mid 50s through the early 60s. No, she wasn't beautiful, like Sophia Loren or Ava Gardner or Katharine Hepburn at her prime, but she was certainly as pretty as, say, Margaret Sullavan, Sylvia Sidney, Jean Arthur, Wendy Hiller, or any number of other ingenues throughout film history. She was a jolie laide with the emphasis on jolie. She was also a very good comedienne; see Ask Any Girl or The Apartment. And, yes, I'm sure she can be insufferable.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/04/2013|
this is a quote from Shirley MacLaine about the situation with Carol Haney
"“…they gave me the understudy job, but I never had a rehearsal. I had thought Carol would go on with a broken neck, so I had decided instead to understudy Gwen Verdon in Can-Can at the Shubert Theater down the street. Then a few nights later, Carol sprained her ankle.
I had my “I’m leaving” notice in my pocket when I arrived at the St. James. Across the stage door stood Jerry Robbins, Bob Fosse, Hal Prince, etc. “Haney is out,” they said. “You’re on.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. “I’m on? Without a rehearsal? “
“There I was, waiting in the wings, when the announcer said Carol Haney would be out and I would replace her. There were “boos” from the orchestra to the second balcony.”
So is she lying? I am not inclined to defend Shirley MacLaine but it sounds like some random queens fantasy that she pulled an all about eve.
Is it common knowledge that this story is false?? What gives?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/04/2013|
Everybody on Broadway now is too boring to be nasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/04/2013|
yeah, kind of a annoying when people make assertions withouteven a story that makes the claim make sense.
I mean are people accusing MacLaine of pulling a "Tonya Harding" on Carol Haney?
Plus the movies that made Shirley a movie star were not musicals and the ones she did were kind of bombs, weren't they?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/04/2013|
[quote]Joe Mantello? No, just no. He is one of the best young directors in the theater world today
AHAHAHAHAAAA! Oh, my sides, MY SIDES!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/04/2013|
The rumor about Buckley was that she was giving blow jobs at the top of the staircase just minutes before her first entrance.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/04/2013|
I am BIG! It's the loads that got small!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/04/2013|
Omg R61! And this is why I'm addicted to DL. Would you all stop being funny so that I can go make dinner?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/04/2013|
R59 called it.
[quote]one of the best young directors...
Which word is the biggest lie?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/04/2013|
Linda Lavin to join Sean Haye's new sitcom
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/04/2013|
Calling Mantello a director and best is fairly accurate when you look at the other regular directors in NY theater like Chris Ashley, Mark Brokaw, Rob Ashford and Michael Mayer. And if you throw in Trevor Nunn and Julie Taymor, young is fair too.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/04/2013|
Joe Mantello is 50. I don't care who you're comparing him to, fifty ain't young.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/04/2013|
Compared to octogenarian Mike Nichols, 50 is a spring chicken!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/04/2013|
Patti Lupone seems like such a bitter cow. She's not even attractive, I'm sure she's angry about that too.
In a recent Entertainment Weekly article about "Les Miz", she even had something nasty to say about Susan Boyle's rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" or whatever that song is called. IIRC, PL called Boyle's rendition "fucking crap" or something along those lines. Bitch certainly doesn't mince any words!
I once saw Lupone on TV saying something rude about her own fans, WTF is wrong with this woman?!! With a personality like hers, she should kiss the ground she has any fans!
Patti Lupone has always come across as being extremely bitter that she never made the transition to films or TV. She's so full of herself, it appears she thinks her success should have been way beyond Broadway.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/04/2013|
[quote]omething nasty to say about Susan Boyle's rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" or whatever that song is called. IIRC, PL called Boyle's rendition "fucking crap" or something along those lines.
She said something along the lines of that was reality TV crap
Patti thought she'd become Barbra..."an actress" how found fame singing on Bway and then went to Hollywood ....she was stunned with the lack of offers post-Evita.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/04/2013|
Well, she's right about Boyle.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/04/2013|
Hey, Patti got her own series after EVITA.
Yeah, she HATED the guy who played her husband, the girl who played her young daughter proved to be a better actress, and all the press attention went to the kid with real Down's Syndrome playing her son, but she did get her own series, and it ran for FIVE years.
That's more than Merman ever got - or Bernadette Peters!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/05/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/05/2013|
It wasn't "The Patti LuPone" show, r71. It was about the family, the ensemble. In fact, she didn't do much of the last season because she was over it by then.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/05/2013|
[quote]Hey, Patti got her own series after EVITA.
She got a series a decade after Evita. She even extended her Evita contract and gave an infamous self-pitying interview in the NY Times lamenting her lack of other offers ...and Evita was such a nightmare how come she extended and did the Austrailian company? hmmmmm
Mandy Patinkin went from Evita right into Ragtime then Yentl....then....
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/05/2013|
The TV program, "It's a Life" (or something like that), the husband in it that Lupone did not like was Bill Smitrovich.
I knew his kids in Bridgeport, CT. Can you tell me why Patti didn't get along with him?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/05/2013|
[quote]I knew his kids in Bridgeport, CT. Can you tell me why Patti didn't get along with him?
He didn't indulge her neurotic craziness.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/05/2013|
Bill Smitrovich is NOT a difficult guy to get along with. She wanted to run the whole thing and make it about herself. That was the conflict. And she wasn't sublte about it. At the time she was repped by David Guc and he did many things for Patti no other agent would do including making her look well mannered by comparison. There was never a more loathsome loudmout agent than David Guc. I can still remmeber his whiney voice screaming " 50 thousand dollars???????YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PATTI LUPPPPPPPPPPPPOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE" when negotiating her contract.
His thinking was she should get top TV dollar even though she hadn't proven herself in the medium.
He was the only person who could make her look like she had manners.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/05/2013|
Chris Burke wrote in his book that Patti LuPone refused to do scenes with him.
Patti would insist Chris acting coach stand in when the camera was on her, then have the acting coach stand in for her when the camera was on Chris. She said she had better things to do as the reason for using a stand in when doing scenes with Chris
The only person Patti got along with was Kelli Martin. Patti would be like a second mom to her, even sing at her wedding and play her mother in a TV movie and on Army Wives.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/05/2013|
I remember that they had the cast sing the theme to "Life Goes On" and Patti was trying to drown out everybody else.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/05/2013|
Patti LuPone may be nasty, but at least she's entertainingly nasty.
But let's not decide who's nasty when Dataloungers say some of the most vile things on the internet in the cloak of anonymity on a daily basis. Just read the Rosa Parks thread if you don't believe me.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/05/2013|
Let's not forget, I always pinched those little kids backstage during GYPSY... I wanted them to be scared of me!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/05/2013|
R80, you sound like it's time for a break from DL.
Not being facetious. I just returned from a year away.
When you can't enjoy a good B'way's nastiest thread, you're officially sick of DL and DLers.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/06/2013|
R81 But Miss Patti, you told us it was to make our cheeks red!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/06/2013|
Betty is back on a staircase for Dear World. Queen's everywhere swoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/06/2013|
If that's Betty Buckley, why does she look like Ed Asner in a dress? Or maybe a much fatter Marion Ross?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/06/2013|
[quote] In a recent Entertainment Weekly article about "Les Miz", she even had something nasty to say about Susan Boyle's rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" or whatever that song is called. IIRC, PL called Boyle's rendition "fucking crap" or something along those lines.
I wholeheartedly agree!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/06/2013|
[quote]Betty is back on a staircase for Dear World. Queen's everywhere swoon.
Somewhere, Ken Mendelbaum is splooging all over his Dell computer monitor.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/06/2013|
Patti says that when they did their screen test together, Lupone felt tired and couldn't get the scene right. When they called for a brief break, Smitrovich came over, rubbed her shoulders and told her not to worry because they were perfect together. Patti felt it was condescending and the rub inappropriate. That was it for a good relationship. She had nothing but nice things to say about Burke. He even went to the GYPSY opening night, where they posed for pics together. She also adored the first Paige Thatcher, but doesn't even mention the second one.
Now I've heard Daniel Davis can be nasty, but if you read Ken Levine's blog, apparently Fran Drescher was no walk in the park either. That surprised me.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/10/2013|
on the agent side, the nastiest person is BY FAR John Buzzetti - he is without friends & forces his clients to be his friends or he will drop them
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/10/2013|
Victoria is not making any friends backstage at the Broadway.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/10/2013|
The thread (with its title intact) would've made a much better television show than "Smash."
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/10/2013|
R89, I went through Levines blog and found lots of references to Fran. Clearly he doesn't like her, but why? I couldn't find a particular reason he gives as to why.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/10/2013|
Is it Pattie Loop-own or Pattie Loop-own-i?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/10/2013|
Cinderella is so so so awkward and bad. Vicki Clark looked like she was in PAIN during her bizarre flying moments.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/10/2013|
r95: Two questions for you, Please.
What are the interpolated songs?
What songs from the original were cut?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/10/2013|
Please tell us more about John Buzz(kill)etti! I've heard a few stories about this storied agent but would love to know some more.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/10/2013|
Is Buzzetti really worse than George Lane? I thought he was supposed to be the antichrist.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/11/2013|
R96, please post general theatre questions in the appropriate thread. This one isn't for Cinderella bashing (though it's a terrible show).
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/11/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/11/2013|
The usher at the Hirschfeld
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/11/2013|
R94, you don't pronounce the final "e.". Loo-Pohn. Long o as in "Oh, nO, it's Patti LuPOne!"
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/12/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/12/2013|
Tovah Feldhuh aka Vulva Toadstool
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/12/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/12/2013|
Ah, but the difference, r105, is that it's contained to message boards.
The Nastiest People on Broadway are out there, doing their jobs, and being nasty to people. And there ARE people who qualify. A lot of the ones who get outed here are simply having a bad day and someone who experiences it writes about it.
But the LuPones, Lanes, Neuwirths ... those are real nasty people.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/12/2013|
More than in your face NASTY people there are the passive aggressives and the malignant narcissists that are FAAAB as long as you are their biggest fan and reflect the image they have of themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/14/2013|
[quote] More than in your face NASTY people there are the passive aggressives and the malignant narcissists that are FAAAB as long as you are their biggest fan and reflect the image they have of themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/18/2013|
I nominate the Camryn Manheim lookalike usher at the Golden. That bitch is the most sour, malodorous, stanky, putrid waste of ectoplasm to ever stain broadway.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/18/2013|
Betty's latest review;
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/18/2013|
R108 means that the really awful people are lovey dicey as long as you are kissing their ass. But try to assert yourself or imply that your needs are as important as theirs they go ballistic.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/18/2013|
112 - you've been warned. i'm fully buffered by the buffet and I'm coming after you full steam ahead!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/18/2013|
Does Shia count?
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/21/2013|
R19, I'd rather see Ian McLellan played by Helen Mirren.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/21/2013|
R108 is that you E.D.?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/21/2013|
Today, the nastiest person on Broadway! Tomorrow, the hottest person in hell!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/21/2013|
Victoria Clark currently in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. Biggest cunt in the magic kingdom.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/10/2013|
Stories, R119? I'm torn between being disappointed (knew her fairly well in college, and she was a great person in every way then) and intrigued (what the fuck does fame do to people, anyway?).
|by Anonymous||reply 120||03/18/2013|
Fame? Fame hasn't done anything to Vicky Clark except pass her over lightly and then completely abandon her.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/18/2013|
This thread is REPLETE with envy. It's quite sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/18/2013|
Let's hope you drown your sadness in booze, R122, and fall off a trestle in front of a train. We'd like the tracks to be REPLETE with those nine donuts you had for supper, along with your chunks and bits.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||03/18/2013|
R71, I'm sorry I never found the time to appear in a second-rate television show for five years. I was too busy starring in the premieres of such hits as Girl Crazy, Anything Goes, DuBarry Was a Lady, Panama Hattie, Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madam and Gypsy over a 30-year period.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||03/18/2013|
Patinkin and Lupone are the nastiest of the nasties.
Proving that to be consummately nasty you also have to be insane.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||03/18/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 126||03/18/2013|
Along with Betty Buckley, Mandy Patinkin is from all reports certifiably insane rather than "nasty." There is a difference ;-)
|by Anonymous||reply 127||03/18/2013|
I may be a cunt, but I am a SANE cunt! Keep me away from the psychos!
|by Anonymous||reply 128||03/18/2013|
Was Carol Haney's widower Larry Blyden?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||03/18/2013|
Yes, r129. They had a son, who died a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||03/18/2013|
What's the story on Alice Ripley? I can't help but raise an eyebrow every time I saw her moniker (RIPLEYTHBAND) appear in the comments section of either Youtube or any article criticizing her performances. I wonder where does all that hate/bitterness is coming from.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||04/17/2013|
Ditto at 127. Betty Lynn, Mandy, Christine Ebersole and Bebe Neuwirth are weird, but not necessarily nasty. Betty is particularly nice to her fans.
Borderline cunts include (but not limited to) Elaine Paige, Victoria Clark, Natascia Diaz, Tovah Feldshuh, Jennifer Holliday, Laura Benanti...
Bacall, LuPone, Stritch, Lavin, Nathan Lane and Melissa Errico on the other hand ... well, go figure. But at least the ones in the third group (minus Errico) are Broadway stars of the highest order. I can't tolerate cunts who are merely famous for being, well, cunts.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/17/2013|
Anyone who thinks Mandy Patinkin is not nasty deserves to be on the receiving end of one of his targeted, insulting, hysterical rants about creativity, being squelched, not being appreciated, and being THE ONE PEOPLE ARE PAYING TO SEE before they snark and coo over the non-nastiness of his insanity.
What a bunch of quibbling asses here.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||04/17/2013|
R124, Oh please, Ethel. Just face it, you're simply not camera-friendly, are you? THAT IS WHY.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||04/17/2013|
r132, that's the first time I've heard Elaine Paige called cunty - can you share any stories?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||04/17/2013|
R135, have you listened to her BBC Sunday radio show online? Her laugh is downright sinister and she's as fake as it gets.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||04/17/2013|
R135, It happened to a friend of an acquaintance. I can't remember the exact details; the person who told the story said that after a performance of Sunset Blvd, her friend said "hi" to Elaine. She simply snubbed him and walked past as if she saw nothing.
There is also the possibility that the guy is probably hounding Elaine night after night and she simply got sick of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||04/20/2013|
Jenna Russell tells a story of how she worked with Elaine Paige on the first ABBA jukebox musical, and blurted out to Elaine one night: "You're really nice, you know... Everyone said you'd be a cunt." Russell was something like 15 at the time, which explains the faux pas.
Paige explained that living like a nun because of the vocal demands of EVITA led to a "she thinks she's too good to socialise with us" reputation among the chorus.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||04/20/2013|
who's being NASTY this Tony season. Only Nelle Nugent ?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/17/2013|
Elaine Paige is definitely an insufferable cunt of the highest order. She has a massive ego and is truly a nasty, evil bitch who uses and abuses people. Manipulative as hell, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 141||05/17/2013|
Any specific Paige stories, r141?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||05/17/2013|
bumps for bway nasties
|by Anonymous||reply 143||08/17/2013|
Paige seemed to get on VERY well with Ron Raines. He's married, isn't he?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||08/17/2013|
Raines is very happily married.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||08/17/2013|
I don't understand these Lupone, Patinkin are not ghetto thugs why doesn't anybody say fuck off. If they were nasty to me they would have gotten a quick fuck off cunt from my mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||08/17/2013|
Outside the stage door at Symphony Hall one evening in 1989, after a Boston Pops performance with guest artists Barbara Cook and Mandy Patinkin . . . fans swarmed around Barbara for photos and autographs, while Mandy just stood there alone like an abandoned child.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||08/17/2013|
What's your line of business?
|by Anonymous||reply 148||08/17/2013|
I worked with Elaine Paige for several months and she was adorable and sweet in every way. Never once saw her cunt-like. If anything, she was deferential.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||08/17/2013|
Raul Esparza hit the children who were playing his children during a performance of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. He also badmouthed Rosie O'Donnell while TABOO was in previews.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||08/17/2013|
Sherie Renee Scott has a reputation for being cold, aloof and self-centered. She was pretty much shunned by the cast of WOMAN ON THE VERGE, and wasn't any more popular over at LITTLE MERMAID. Is it no wonder that she now only does solo shows?
|by Anonymous||reply 151||08/17/2013|
[quote] He also badmouthed Rosie O'Donnell while TABOO was in previews.
Boy George recounts Rosie's ridiculous micromanagement in his memoir. Esparza in particular had good reason to gripe.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||08/17/2013|
R152 as Rosie said, "My money, my way." She was right, he was wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||08/17/2013|
"Ditto at 127. Betty Lynn, Mandy, Christine Ebersole and Bebe Neuwirth are weird, but not necessarily nasty."
Christine Ebersole does not belong on this list. She is not "weird." And here's another vote in favor of Elaine Paige -- a lovely lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||08/17/2013|
Are there two of these threads?
The other one ended with some gripes against Dana Ivey.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||08/17/2013|
Sorry to say and I am SORRY Yes Christine is weird... but she is also (or can be - and I have seen on 2 separate occasions) the Terrible Bitch C--- that she is! And of course Bebe is at the Top of the list. It is a wonder she even got half the things she has accomplished with that Nasty attitude. And since it says on Broadway for this thread. Producer David Stone can head that section.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||08/17/2013|
Nicol Williamson - I was reading this thread out loud to my friend and when I read that name he just yelled "THAT CUNT!!!"
He used to work in the West End in various jobs - he has a couple of specific stories, but his general theme was that Williamson just destroyed morale and team-spirit on every project that "great actor" ever worked on...
|by Anonymous||reply 157||08/17/2013|
Is it pronounced "Nickel" or "Nicole"?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||08/17/2013|
R150 both the children still keep in touch with Raul so I doubt that. I met the girl at Cap 21 and she had only positive things to say about him.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||08/17/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||08/17/2013|
And what a nasty piece of work Nicol was. Bat shit crazy, essentially, and unpleasant with it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||08/17/2013|
I don't think Sherie Rene Scott is particularly nasty, but she may be cold, aloof, and unfriendly. When she was in her one-woman show at the Roundabout she gave the single most inarticulate interview I've ever seen on NY1 Moron Stage. And on NY1 that's saying a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||08/17/2013|
The only interview I've ever seen of hers that really gives an idea of who Sherie really is was a long one on BroadwayWorld not too long ago. She's wacky but I think it all comes from a good place. It seems she enjoys doing solo shows most. By far.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||08/17/2013|
anyone else ever heard Chita Rivera curse up a storm? It's a thing to behold.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||08/17/2013|
Oh no. Chits with a dirty mouth? I refuse to believe it!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||08/17/2013|
Really, R150, you shouldn't spread gossip like that without being sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||08/17/2013|
R164 A good stream of curse words can be fun--but is she nasty in the sense of being mean? Goes against her public image, certainly, and the reports of those who have talked about working with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||08/17/2013|
Elaine Paige has two personalities - her "American" persona, where she's sweet and deferential (she's smart enough to realize her name doesn't carry the weight over here that it does in England - she's not on a par, name-wise, with LuPone, Peters, etc).
Then there's Elaine on her home turf, where she is very similar to what r 141 describes. I wouldn't call her "evil" or "abusive," but she definitely manipulates people, and treats you in proportion to how "important" she deems you to be. She's had a few hard knocks at home, though - the fact that she couldn't keep "Drowsy Chaperone" alive beyond a couple of months was a huge blow to her ego - so she's not quite the "Elaine the bitch" of the old days.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||08/17/2013|
I think this has been mentioned before, but Elaine Paige came to my school and we were instructed to give her a standing ovation upon her entrance to the classroom. We weren't told to do the same for Alan Cumming, so it most likely came from her side.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||08/17/2013|
Brian J Smith
|by Anonymous||reply 170||08/17/2013|
Please R89, more Nanny gossip on Davis and Drescher! Please!
|by Anonymous||reply 171||08/17/2013|
I have a lot of friends who work in the theater. Have never heard a bad word about Chita, in fact all of them rave about how lovely she is. When I have seen her off stage she was warm and nice. No one I know has a nice word for Ebersole and one friend who worked with her thinks she is the meanest person he has ever known in the theater. I saw Sherie Rene Scott with Jason Robert Brown and Norbert Leo Butz they were friendly with each other and with me. Also saw John Lithgow palling around with Scott after Everyday Rapture. Just because mean girls Lupone and Benanti didn't like Sherie doesn't mean she is nasty. Scott had to carry a show that wasn't working, that isn't easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||08/17/2013|
R167, she's not mean with her cursing. Rather she uses it to great effect....but she can really string together a series of salty words that would make a sailor blush.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||08/17/2013|
David Stone is the worst!
|by Anonymous||reply 174||08/21/2013|
R170. What's the dish on Brian? He's in rehearsals with the blessed Cheery and weiredette Zachary. More please.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||08/21/2013|
R175, not R170 here, but I have heard that BJS is a major closet case despite having been in gay roles before, and perhaps being best known for them even. Closeting would be fine I guess, so many actors do it, but I've heard that BJS is very tired of the question because of the past gay roles and has taken to being nasty about the whole thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||08/21/2013|
Shhh, R174. We call him Lord Voldemort.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||08/21/2013|
aND NOW SILENCE
|by Anonymous||reply 178||08/26/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 179||09/03/2013|
R179. You gotta do better than this if you want to keep a dying thread alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||09/03/2013|
Maybe there isn't anyone nasty left on Broadway. They've all gone off-Broadway.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/03/2013|
r181 that made my day.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||09/03/2013|
There's gotta be nasty somewhere off-Broadway. Put your thinking caps on, girls, and dish.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||09/03/2013|
This is pathetic
|by Anonymous||reply 184||09/23/2013|
Did we ever discuss the Sutton Foster/Kelli O'Hara feud?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||09/23/2013|
R186. As nasty as Jesse Eisenberg?
|by Anonymous||reply 187||09/23/2013|
A famous actress took voice lessons from Victoria Clark for a musical she was doing. Vicki was so awful to her that she wanted to quit the show. That's all I got.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||09/23/2013|
r188 - Kim Catrall?
|by Anonymous||reply 189||09/24/2013|
R165 reminds me, what exactly is the Liza Minnelli/Chita Rivera thing. Did they get along or not get along? Or am I thinking of Rita Moreno, that Forbidden Broadway parody has me confused...
|by Anonymous||reply 190||09/26/2013|
Two words: Lisa Mordente.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||09/26/2013|
the Liza/Lisa rumours are just that. Rumours.
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka. Now there's a piece of work. Besides handling Elaine Stritch, what has this closet-dwelling queen done since Night Music (in which he was snoozy)?
|by Anonymous||reply 192||11/22/2013|
How exactly did he "handle" Stritch. I see their names linked together a lot, but how do they know each other?
|by Anonymous||reply 193||11/22/2013|
R150, that's an old false rumor about Raul. Don't you think that would've blown up in the press/Equity lawsuits if it were true? It is true, however, that Marc Kudisch gave a used scooter to one of the Chitty kids for the cast's holiday gift swap.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||11/22/2013|
Nice to see this thread alive again. thanks r192
|by Anonymous||reply 195||11/22/2013|
People come...People go, but this thread will always belong to Linda Lavin...
|by Anonymous||reply 196||11/22/2013|
you'e welcome, R195! Started just bc I wanted see if anyone else has stories about Hunter Ryan Herdlicka. I had such a negative experience with him in 2011. He makes my flesh crawl.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||11/22/2013|
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka claims to be straight, r192??
|by Anonymous||reply 198||11/22/2013|
What happened, R197?
|by Anonymous||reply 199||11/22/2013|
He really should just go by Hunter Ryan.
We were at the after-party of a show starring _________, and he hit me up on grindr. Decided to meedt up by the bar. After ascertaining I couldn't do anything for him career-wise, he turned around and walked away from me mid-sentence.
I'm friendly with __________, and while I was saying goodbye and making lunch plans with her, who pops up but HRH, only this time super friendly and ingratiating and huggy, pulling out his cell phone for a pic and handing her his contact info (which she tossed before leaving).
Oh, and yes, he's described himself as straight before. Oyyyyyy.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||12/01/2013|
He sounds like a class act, all the way.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||12/02/2013|
Clark's still talking about that G&D experience? That's not very wise. Nathan Lane is the King of Broadway...
|by Anonymous||reply 202||12/02/2013|
Clark herself isn't exactly one of Broadway's beloved icons. She's got herself a similar reputation and this covering ancient ground about Nathan won't exactly endear her to the few people left who adore her... Clark's still got a long way to reach the shit that Lavin dishes out, but she's fast catching up to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||12/02/2013|
honestly, what kind of career does he expect to have with the last name "Herdlicka"? Even if he went by Hunter Ryan it would be easier to swallow. At least Ben Rimalower's is only funny to gay men.
Herdlicka. What the hell are you gonna do with a name like Herdlicka?
|by Anonymous||reply 204||12/15/2013|
I've found Hunter Herdlicka to be slimy and gross, but not maliciously nasty. He's about career climbing.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||12/17/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 206||12/17/2013|
Done. Taken care of!
Anyone know who's getting the accounts for all those shows? His implosion is going to be someone else's goldmine.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||12/17/2013|
R192, HRH is a for sure a loathsome star-fucker and a user, but as far as I know, he is NOT in the closet. Why do you say he is?t
|by Anonymous||reply 208||12/17/2013|
I've spent some time with Bebe. I found her charming, intelligent and downright pleasant. Given her reputation, I was astounded.
My friends who know Betty Lynn all say she's loopy but not a bitch.
And Vicky Clark is beloved by many. Not sure why she shows up on so many shit lists here on DL, but she's got nothing on many on this list, including and especially:
-Nathan Lane -Joe Mantello (the screamer) -Mary-Louise Parker -Linda Lavin -Arthur Laurents (RIP), who worked recently enough on Broadway to still merit appearing on this thread. A real prick.
All very talented. It's when they're not and assholes that the real problems begin.
And I've heard Dana Ivey is a piece of work as well. Has she really retired? She's very talented. Not nice, but talented.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||12/25/2013|
Has the current Theatre Gossip Thread been removed? I can't seem to retrieve it and it's been very slow moving for about two weeks. There was something on it about what a bitch Sarah Paulson is. I need to know if she's of the order of Linda Lavin, Marlo Thomas, and/or Bebe Neuwirth. It's a cinch she can't top Betty Perske. No one can.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||01/04/2014|
The thread is there, it's just been slow because of the holidays. Here's a link.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||01/04/2014|
Thanks, R211. Can't believe the queens have all left town, or maybe they are buried in the snow. Fantasia asked me to bump this thread, even though it's slow going for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||01/04/2014|
Primetime always fucks up the theatre threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||01/04/2014|
Bebe has some fascinating stories to tell in this recent BroadwayWorld interview. This might be the most she's ever disclosed, actually. It is long.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||01/04/2014|
Does the writer include the compliment from the interviewee as he does in every fucking interview ("This was fun, Tim", "you're great, Tim", "Tim, this was delightful" etc.)?
|by Anonymous||reply 215||01/04/2014|
"performative prowess"? This person is clearly not a journalist.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||01/04/2014|
But it's no longer 2013, is it?
|by Anonymous||reply 217||01/04/2014|
Ax to grind much, R215/R216? Link to your blog? Also: "performative prowess" is perfectly correct as used here according to Merriam-Webster.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||01/04/2014|
Sorry to ruffle your feathers, but I hate the tone of that interview series. It reeks of fangurl. I prefer interviews that strike a balance between fannish "enthusiasm" and journalistic professionalism. I'm surprised emoticons aren't used by the writer.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||01/04/2014|
R219, here's some simple advice then: don't read them. I am not aware of any other series on the internet or otherwise in print with pieces as extensive and subjects as diverse. The relaxed tone usually means the subjects feel free to reveal more... as can clearly be seen in that evidently career-best interview from Bebe. So, again: link to your blog?
|by Anonymous||reply 220||01/04/2014|
I don't have a blog. I appreciate the interviews in some aspects, and I don't in others. I've expressed that, as is my right. Perhaps I should apologise for not indulging in a squeefest. Perahps I should, but I won't.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||01/04/2014|
Anything on Michael Cerveris?
|by Anonymous||reply 222||01/04/2014|
Or, R221, perhaps you could discuss Bebe and the heretofore unheard stories she shares in the article and make a valid contribution to the thread instead of criticizing an interview style you say you dislike, adding exactly nothing at all. Or not. Maybe a blog would be a good idea for you after all... just a thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||01/04/2014|
Costume designer Cathy Zuber.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||01/04/2014|
r223 Perhaps you could start a poll on what constitutes a valid contribution to this thread.
There was nothing about nastiness in Neuwirth's interview. Should it even be mentioned on this thread at all? Just a thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||01/04/2014|
Uh, R225, the point of posting the article was to show how NOT nasty Bebe actually is, as other posters here have said, with her generously sharing extensive memories and personal insights from her career and generally coming off very pleasant, but clearly you have missed that point. If you don't like it, don't read it.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||01/04/2014|
You are absolutely clueless if you think an interview - part of Neuwirth's job - reveals what she's really like as a person/co-worker. I'm actually embarrassed for you over that piece of naivete.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||01/04/2014|
Girls! Girls! You're both hideous.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||01/04/2014|
So is Sarah Paulson as insightful and informative as Bebe? That's all I want to know!
|by Anonymous||reply 229||01/04/2014|
There's a good video interview with Paulson on Broadway.com (it's on their youtube channel as well). She comes across as fun and not a whiny pill.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||01/04/2014|
"A piece of naivete," indeed, R227! Still contributing nothing, I see... moving on...
Oh, and: I'm SO embarrassed! What stupid logic.
I reiterate: get a blog.
Trolldar reveals you spew nothing but bile in every thread, so it is to be expected. Tell us again how ugly Jason DeRulo is - on your new blog, that is. Kisses.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||01/04/2014|
If you're moving on, why did you post the rest of it?
|by Anonymous||reply 232||01/04/2014|
R232? Get. A. Blog.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||01/04/2014|
I've never been so offended.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||01/04/2014|
congratulations you two bitches for killing this thread
|by Anonymous||reply 235||01/06/2014|
a friend still tells of Lauren Bacall's nastiness in Waiting in the Wings. Performance was great, but a holy terror backstage
|by Anonymous||reply 236||01/06/2014|
heard that many times about Betty but the stories don't sound credible
|by Anonymous||reply 237||01/06/2014|
R236. Performance of Betty in Waiting in the Wings was far from great. She could barely walk across the stage, and she was outacted by Rosemary Harris at every utterance. Bacall was, regardless of her persona, badly miscast.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||01/06/2014|
I've only dealt with Stritch passingly (her gay friend Hunter is a piece of work though).
I did produce a project with Victoria Clark and while my own interaction wasn't much, the word on the set was she was pleasant and funny, even while doing material that (I admit) was beneath her.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||01/06/2014|
R239, dish please. I've had my own run-ins with the stupidly named Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and am always interested in others' interactions with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||01/06/2014|
new season, new nasties?
|by Anonymous||reply 241||03/03/2014|
"Anything on Michael Cerveris?"
By virtually all accounts, he seems to be a very nice guy, R222. He used to be a bit of a ladies man, though.
I've heard Michael Beresse can be a nightmare. Any truth to that? Whatever happened to him, anyway?t
|by Anonymous||reply 242||03/03/2014|
No nasties this season
|by Anonymous||reply 243||04/09/2014|
so what is the Hanke disappearance true story
|by Anonymous||reply 244||04/16/2014|
Foa = famous (in a small way).
Hanke =/= not famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||04/16/2014|
Hanke just doesn't play gay convincingly.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||04/16/2014|
R224- I can say from personal experience that Zuber is indeed the THE nastiest piece of shit that ever stepped foot in a theatre-she actually spit, yes, spit at me once......never again......she is a total see you next tuesday.......die just die.......
|by Anonymous||reply 247||04/16/2014|
no one nasty this Tony season? I don't believe that for a second
|by Anonymous||reply 248||05/11/2014|
John Benjamin Hickey definitely deserves this title.....I'm curious how deep his rage is that Joe Mantello got an honorary cameo in Normal Heart and Hickey didn't!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 249||05/11/2014|
I've also heard awful things about Zuber but I thought her rage was mostly just directed at her assistants and lesser female stars.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||05/11/2014|
I'm glad Michael Cerveris is a nice guy, but he's indicative of the dearth of compelling leading men in Bway. WTF? Where are the exciting, magnetic, sexy, multi-talented leading men?
|by Anonymous||reply 251||05/11/2014|
bumping for nasties.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||05/12/2014|
apparently no one has been nasty since May
|by Anonymous||reply 253||07/31/2014|
still no nasties?
|by Anonymous||reply 254||08/27/2014|
I think it is pretty difficult to top the first and second "Nastiest Person on Broadway" threads which are now a few years old.
There were genuine insiders on those threads. EVERYONE in the business read them
|by Anonymous||reply 255||08/27/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 256||09/01/2014|
The true nasties work in the other, more lucrative entertainment industries. The people in the theatre are nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||09/01/2014|
r256, my partner is an entertainment lawyer. "The Nastiest People on Broadway" threads were how I discovered Datalounge in the first place.
When the threads were active my partner got an email from a colleague that went as follows:
"have you heard of this site "datalounge"?
and the link to the thread.
My partner hit "reply all" and lo and behold the sender forgot to make private the list he/she was emailing and it included several big names in NY theater.
Not long after, parts of the threads that discussed a legendary actress in unflattering and accusatory terms were redacted [if I told you why it would be removed]
Also removed were some key facts about an understudy drama that involved some very famous names. Can't say more about those subjects.
I am just offering this not to tease but to let r256 know that while it is certain "everyone" did not read those threads, certainly some rich and powerful people with connections did.
r257, I love your dry wit.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||09/01/2014|
Why are people so afraid of that producer of one of the biggest grossing musicals (*) currently on Broadway? People are afraid to identify him by name.
(*) Not THE LION KING
|by Anonymous||reply 259||09/01/2014|
[quote]Not long after, parts of the threads that discussed a legendary actress in unflattering and accusatory terms were redacted [if I told you why it would be removed.
Fair enough but by "legendary" you could only mean a few people mentioned in that thread.
Was the "legendary" name taken out of the thread completely? You say "parts of" does that mean all the parts of the thread identifying the person?
Also, the understudy drama is probably the rumor that Nathan got one of Matthew's standbys fired during the producers? Just guessing as the original threads are now gone but this was mentioned on the current theater gossip thread.
Give me some more gossip to entertain me as I have go back to my "legendary" cubicle tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||09/01/2014|
Linder Lavvin. McKellin-Strathearn-Mirrin
|by Anonymous||reply 261||09/01/2014|
[quote]My partner hit "reply all" and lo and behold the sender forgot to make private the list he/she was emailing and it included several big names in NY theater.
Darling, You made my day: finally a DL'r who knows "Lo and behold" is not LOW and behold"
My Mother thanks you...
My Father thanks you...
But most of all I thank you...
|by Anonymous||reply 262||09/01/2014|
not to be rude, but is Linder Lavina really considered a "legend"
|by Anonymous||reply 263||09/01/2014|
Yet your partner didn't notice that he was sending a reply to a bunch of people instead of the one who was asking him a question? How professional.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||09/01/2014|
It might have been the S&M stuff about Pandy Matinkin.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||09/01/2014|
Maybe he has sausage fingers.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||09/01/2014|
r264 , hit "reply all" just to see who else was getting the mail which was obviously a group email. Sometimes people forget to make the information only for the sender.
btw, it wasn't like it was a heavy piece of gossip or a legal document. Just a link to DL
|by Anonymous||reply 267||09/01/2014|
those threads were driven by theater insiders. Maybe they did so thinking Datalounge was really on the DL and not enough people read it to make posting risky.
Now that "everyone" has read the threads it is unlikely any insiders will post here again for fear of being found out.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||09/01/2014|
how could they get found out?
|by Anonymous||reply 269||09/15/2014|
[quote]Why are people so afraid of that producer of one of the biggest grossing musicals (*) currently on Broadway? People are afraid to identify him by name.
Rott Scudin? Stavid Done? Either fits the bill. And the reason they're afraid of them is pretty simple. They're vindictive, paranoid rageaholics with enemies lists.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||09/15/2014|
valdemort got married
|by Anonymous||reply 271||09/21/2014|
And his hubby is adorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||09/21/2014|
[quote] And his hubby is adorable.
Pics or it didn't happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||09/21/2014|
Broadway is too boring. With no big personalities on the boards there are no notably nasty characters right now.
Except Nathan, of course. But I haven't heard any new stories about him since his PRODUCERS heyday.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||09/21/2014|
Its Only A Bad Play, Last Ship Adrift, SideShow, there must be nasties around
|by Anonymous||reply 275||10/04/2014|
did something kill broadway thread 147? ? ?
|by Anonymous||reply 276||10/28/2014|
Probably the ALL THAT CHAT snark.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||10/28/2014|
A friend of mine was waiting for Lox at Zabar's on the Upper West Side one Sunday morning with every other Jew in New York City. Betty Bacall pushed her way to the front of the crowd and demanded to be served. The guy behind the counter said something to the effect of, "Sorry, ma'am, but all these people are ahead of you." She got indignant. "I'm Betty Bacall, dammit! I don't wait for fish!" And stormed out.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||10/28/2014|
Why would Bacall say "Betty" in a don't-you-know-who-I-am situation? Most people who know of her as a celebrity don't know her as Betty.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||10/28/2014|
R279 has obviously never been to the Upper West Side.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||10/28/2014|
This thread already has more potential than Theatre Gossip #147.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||10/28/2014|
Well if it was Linda Lavin's or Tyne Daly's people who got the previous threads deleted who in their right mind would consider them legendary?
Egos the size of Jupiter ok but not legendary in the widely held meaning of the word.
People on Broadway today who are nasty are just nasty. Years ago they were fun nasty because they had talent just as long as you weren't the target of their nastiness. Then no amount of talent means a hill of beans.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||10/28/2014|
Well, Elaine Stritch has been described as legendary for at least the last decade.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||10/28/2014|
The idea of Linda Lavin having "people" cracks me up. Like she's the Cersei Lannister of the upper west side.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||10/28/2014|
Maybe Nathan and Linda could join the run in Love Letters and everyone would refer to it as Nasty Letters.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||10/30/2014|
Awhile back Linda's PA was interviewed. Guess they couldn't find a PA to someone famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||10/30/2014|
Any one know Patrick Healy at the New York Times? He writes like a wannabe Riedel bitch but not as much fun. Its really surprising that his tone is appropriate for the New York Times.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||11/24/2014|
VIctoria Clark joining the cast of HOMELAND which stars Mandy Patinkin. That is two nasty people on one cable show.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||11/24/2014|
with so many flops in the past 12 months someone must be nasty. So bump for nasties.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||01/05/2015|
nothing can top parts one and two of the original nastiest person on Broadway threads. I think they are no longer archived on DL.
Btw, Tyne Daly is a nice woman and easy to deal with. I don't remember her being mentioned in any derogatory way in the previous threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||01/05/2015|
such a busy season, so many failures, who's nasty
|by Anonymous||reply 291||02/13/2015|
Any new encounters?
How's Mary Testa? Or Kathy Fitzgerald? Or Jayne Houdyshell? Or Carol Kane?
|by Anonymous||reply 292||03/04/2015|
i miss this thread
|by Anonymous||reply 293||04/18/2015|
Seeing Ms.LuPone this evening at The Patchogue Theatre. Haven't spoken to her since I walked her to her locker at Julliard after View From the Bridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||04/18/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 295||04/18/2015|
Jason Robert Brown is top five for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||04/18/2015|