randy quaid banned from equity FOR LIFE
Okay so this is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. We’ve all been involved in productions that were rocky or even totally horrible. But this is really something. Apparently Randy Quaid and his wife were so awful to work with on Lone Star Love that the producers shut down the show and every single castmember complained to Equity. According to the NY POST:
The Quaids’ antics were too much for the producers of the $6.5 million musical, so they closed the show in Seattle, bitterly complaining the couple had “hijacked” the production.
But the story doesn’t end there.
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.
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.
Read the rest here.