Mullally Quits Play: Should The Show Go On?

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Roundabout Theatre Company got an unexpected plot twist of their own this week. The Broadway revival of "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" has been postponed indefinitely after Megan Mullally quit the play.

Artistic Director Todd Haimes released a statement, calling her move a "sudden departure." He said "they could not find a way to maintain the production schedule under these circumstances."

There's still no official word on her reason for leaving, just two weeks into rehearsals. Roundabout is scrambling to find a replacement show for the spring season.

Mullally was supposed to star alongside Patton Oswalt, Lili Taylor and David Wilson Barnes in the Terrence McNally comedy. The show centers around one family squeezed into a hosue on Fire Island over the 4th Of July holiday.

WNYC recently asked the actress if she had ever personally dealt with rough dynamics in close quarters, just like in the script. Watch the video.

Tell us what you think about her departure, and what the company should do now, in the comments section below.


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