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The actress dismissed Tea At Five for allegedly beating a crew member



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Per The New York Post Faye Dunaway was fired after repeatedly hostile encounters with the crew of the Broadway-bound Tea At Five . Dunaway was in the one-woman show about Katharine Hepburn's recovery after a car accident in 1

983 play. The producers of the show, Ben Feldman and Scott Beck, made a brief statement on Wednesday in which they announced the decision to part with the seasoned actress:

"The Producers of Tea at Five announced today that they have terminated their relationship with Faye Dunaway. The play is scheduled to debut early next year in the West End with a new actress as Katharine Hepburn.

The show would have marked Dunaway's return to Broadway after a modest break of 35 years Sources The Post that allegedly unpredictable behavior – which seemed hours too late for rehearsal, shouted at most of her crew Lines not imprinted and even mirror cast – contributed to a very tumultuous return. Allegedly, tensions reached a climax on July 10, when Dunaway "struck and threw things at the crewmembers" trying to help her with her wig. The allegedly violent altercation led to producers canceling the show shortly before their scheduled launch, prompting Dunaway to continue cursing the crew in a Joan Crawford-style confrontation, which is a terrible kind of irony we are sure that there are no innocent stage technicians signed for.

Neither producers nor Dunaway's camps have confirmed the reported events that led to their termination, but The Post has resorted to comments.


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