Hurricane Sandy: How the Powerful ‘Frankenstorm’ Is Affecting Hollywood
Indeed, with Sandy fast approaching such major cities as New York and Philadelphia, many people in the biz are scrambling to reorganize their schedules and cancel their plans in order to avoid what could be one of the most destructive storms ever.
But not everyone is seeking shelter. In fact, some of the biggest names in late-night television are planning to face Sandy head-on — even if they lose power.
So, who still has a call time — and who has the night off? Read on to find out how Hurricane Sandy is impacting the world of celebrity.
The Shows Won’t Go On — For Now
Warner Bros. TV, CBS TV Studios and NBC Universal have halted production on a number of their New York-based shows, according to Deadline. Among the shows affected: Nurse Jackie; The Big C; Smash; 30 Rock; The Carrie Diaries; The Good Wife; and Person of Interest.
Many of TV’s late-night talk shows, including The Late Show With Letterman and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, will go on as planned. “We will be doing the show tomorrow night no matter what,” host Jimmy Fallon tweeted Sunday. Meanwhile, the LA-based Jimmy Kimmel — who is taping this week from the Brooklyn Academy of Music — says his show will tape, as well, and will rely on back-up generators, should BAM lose power.
Curtains Down for For Broadway
Broadway shows scheduled for Monday evening were canceled Sunday due to the impending storm. No word yet on when shows will resume.
Louis C.K. Reschedules Show for March
Hurricane Sandy is proving to be no laughing matter for comedian Louis C.K., whose show Sunday night was rescheduled for March 2. “I thought about this very carefully and I really started to worry about making 4300 people come into midtown manhattan on Sunday night, which is just when the stormatron 5000 is supposed to crush our empire. new york state has ordered the sutdown [sic] of all mass transit (subways, buses and commuter trains) as of 7pm Sunday night, [sic]” he wrote on his website. “If it’s any consolation, I’m eating a pretty staggering fee for cancelling the show. But I can take it. What I can’t take is the thought that there’s a CHANCE 4300 people will be in danger trying to get home from my stupid show.”
Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Keira Knightley this week will be sorely disappointed; the New York premiere of Anna Karenina, scheduled for Tuesday, has since been called off. In this case, it’s a good thing the MTA suspended all train service.
Top Movie Productions Fade to Black
Deadline confirmed Sunday that production on Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut, Winter’s Tale, has been halted until Wednesday. Affected castmembers include Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe and Matt Bomer. Also halting production: After the Fall, starring David Duchovny, Hope Davis and Timothy Hutton.
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