CUE & A REVISITED: What's Your Worst Flubbed Line/Missed Cue/Onstage Mishap?; 60 Actors Respond

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23 Aug 2012

Isabel Keating

Isabel Keating
Many years ago I was doing Barefoot in the Park at summer stock and in the first scene I entered and my beaded necklace snapped. It proceeded to drop beads one at a time, VERY slowly at first, and then in a crescendo. We continued after a momentary hiatus. We proceeded without mishap, until finally in the last scene I attempted to open the door to the apartment (con brio), and the doorknob came off in my hand. I just looked at it. Then lobbed it behind me to the gremlins. Hey. We got at LEAST three sustained laughs that night.

Marlo Thomas
The first preview of Social Security in our D.C. tryout, the wall fell down! Ron Silver just pushed it back up and we kept on going. It was so terrible and so terribly funny.

Betty Buckley
In Pippin went up entirely after two years and seven months. Gave my notice that night.

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