The Risk Of The Broadway Crossover

Broadway stages continue to be cluttered with Hollywood stars. But are such crossovers really worth it for anyone involved? ” For a variety of reasons — challenge, prestige, New York media exposure, time on their hands, a desire to really act, for once — these stars can be persuaded to work for not much money at all… But there are serious risks for all concerned. Celebrities may or may not be any good. They’re under enhanced scrutiny. And if they embarrass themselves, a lot of people lose in a lot of different ways. And there’s no big payday to wipe away the pain.”