Reading Michael Riedel's column in the New York Post this morning was just too delicious for me not to comment on the bizarre antics of the now expelled Equity actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi in the wake of their Lone Star Love debacle.
You just can't make this stuff up:
All 26 members of the Lone Star Love cast brought Randy up on charges with Actors' Equity Association, claiming he physically and verbally abused his fellow performers and that his oddball behavior onstage and off forced the show to close, thus depriving them of their jobs.Seriously, go read Riedel's entire column and tell me if it doesn't bring a smile to your face. With all due respect to Quaid's fellow castmembers who allegedly had to endure the duo's physical and verbal assaults, it's the first belly laugh I've had in weeks.
On Friday, Equity handed down its decision. According to documents obtained exclusively by The Post, the union has banned Randy for life - life! - and fined him $81,572.
Here's a thought. Turn the whole blooming mess into a backstage, backbiting musical.
Maybe they could call it, "The Color Magenta."
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
No Star Love (September 24, 2007)
Evi-duh? (September 19, 2007)
Lone Star Joins Crowded Field Of Musicals (July 20, 2007)