Faye Dunaway fired from Broadway-bound & # 39; Tea at Five & # 39; for & # 39; verbal abuse & # 39; staff
Oscar-winning actress Faye Dunaway was released from a Broadway-bound production to create a & # 39; hostile & # 39; and & # 39; dangerous & # 39; environment behind the scenes.
The 78-year-old played Katharine Hepburn in & # 39; Tea at Five & # 39; at the Huntington Theater in Boston when she let the show go, sources explained to the New York Post.
A scheduled performance for July 10 was canceled just before curtain because Dunaway gave a blow and threw things at crewmembers trying to help her in her wig.
Sources say that Dunaway verbally abused the crew & # 39; and that they were & # 39; afraid of their safety & # 39 ;.
The 78-year-old played Katharine Hepburn in & # 39; Tea at Five & # 39; at the Huntington Theater in Boston when she was released from the show
A scheduled performance for July 10 was canceled just before curtain because Dunaway threw things at crew members trying to help her in her wig
Dunaway is currently traveling in Europe.
Producers of the show said in a statement that they & # 39; their relationship & # 39; with Dunaway, and added that & # 39; Tea at Five & # 39; was on his way to London after being well received in Boston.
The one-woman game by Matthew Lombardo follows Hepburn and her path to recovery after a car accident in 1983.
It would be a triumphant return for Dunaway, who was excited to return to Broadway after 37 years – her latest production was the & # 39; Sunset Boulevard & # 39; from 1982.
& # 39; She seemed committed to the role and it was fun to be there & # 39 ;, a source claimed.
Dunaway, who won an Oscar for her role as the ambitious television producer in & # 39; Network & # 39 ;, showed signs of acting at an early photo shoot.
Producers of the show said in a statement that they & # 39; their relationship & # 39; with Dunaway, and added that & # 39; Tea at Five & # 39; was on his way to London after being well received at the Boston Theater
She allegedly got a salad for lunch and immediately threw it on the floor. Dunaway would have said she was watching her weight, adding that the salad would be better on the floor than in her hand.
Sources say that Dunaway was often late for rehearsals, more than two hours. She would also not have allowed people to look at her during rehearsals, including the director and the playwright.
It is also said that Dunaway received lines and was blocked by an earphone in the Huntington Theater, although she had the script for six months.
& # 39; 98 percent of the piece came through the earphone, & # 39; stated a source.
It was said that they & # 39; late at night & # 39; left disturbing, crawling, angry & voicemails for the creative team.
Sources say that Dunaway was often late for rehearsals, more than two hours. She would also not have allowed people to look at her during rehearsals, including the director and the playwright
Dunaway also claimed that nobody was white because it would distract me.
The actress also demanded that nobody move in the theater, otherwise she would be distracted.
She would also have started losing weight while rehearsing, with production members asking Dunaway's former assistant for advice as soon as she looked emaciated.
& # 39; It sounds like she's not following her medication, & # 39; the assistant explained to a source.
Producers even called Actors & # 39; Equity Association to see if the & # 39; ethical & # 39; was to put her on stage.
During the last weekend of June, Dunaway would have had a full diva moment and demanded that employees go on all fours to wash the floor of her dressing room.
She would have thrown mirrors, combs and boxes of hairpins at the staff. The actress also pulled gray hair from her wigs so that she could play a younger version of Hepburn than the one she intended.
The decision to fire her and cancel the show on July 10 finally came when the producers acknowledged that they physically and verbally abused the members of the production.
Dunaway has a history of demanding during productions, as seen in the early 1990s when she demanded that bellhops rearrange its hotel suites in the middle of the night because they don't like the & # 39; flow & # 39; loved the room. This was during her time as Maria Callas in the & # 39; Master Class & # 39; by Terrence McNally.
A theater in St. Louis once sent her a white limousine, which triggered an act of anger when she hated the color white. She would have demanded a rental car and drove it to the theater, even after the limousine had sent her a black car.
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