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The News On Broadway: Tambor and Grammer


Friday's events on arguably one of New York's most famous streets, Broadway, left us with a couple of announcements. First off, if any of you planned on seeing actor Jeffery Tambor who was slated to play the role of Georges – a nightclub emcee – in "La Cage aux Folles,” unfortunately it's a permanent intermission for him due to his bad hip according to producers.

"The pain and the challenge of performing in a musical eight times a week proved to be too physically demanding. We respect his talent enormously and regretfully accept his withdrawal from the production," said producers in a statement released to United Press International.

Tambor had just replaced Kelsey Grammer in the production last week. And speaking of the playful Frasier, he too made news on Broadway on Friday. But this time, the only lines he needed to remember were, “I do.” That's right. He officially did the marriage dance at Broadway's Longacre Theatre, which by the way is the same theater home to "La Cage aux Folles” where he has been performing.

I'm not surprised if he looked like a pro with the whole routine being that A, he's a method actor, and B, it's his fourth try. It is however 29-year-old flight attendant Kayte Walsh's first nuptial attempt... so “Cheers” to them. One of Grammer's reps told the Associated Press that the wedding was "a private ceremony for family and friends" and ended with the reception at the Plaza Hotel. (You know the one that Macaulay Culkin checked in to in “Home Alone 2: Lost In NY”...or if you're more cynical – the one Donald Trump lost in his divorce settlement to Ivanka. Hehe)

In regards to the show, the AP reported that, “Chris Hoch, who regularly plays the role of Francis and understudies the role of Georges, will play the role on Friday night [and] casting for the role of Georges will be announced soon.”

As for Grammer's fourth curtain-call, well it's a bit early it review. My advice Kels, keep this girl out of reality TV. Just sayin'.

(Image from NY Time)

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