Showbiz Is Tough, Even For Pets

Earlier this month, Lizzy, a seven-year-old corgi, got fired from a West End production of “The Audience” starring Helen Mirren after she failed to make her mark in “16 consecutive preview performance nights.” She was replaced by a younger rival named Coco. (The corgi, I mean, not Helen Mirren.)

This week, on the other side of the pond, another four-legged Broadway star got the axe.

Montie, an understudy for the role of “Cat” in “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” starring Emilia Clarke, has been replaced for being “unruly.” A source told New York Post’s Page Six, “Poor Montie’s been dismissed, and they’re scrambling to have his head shot and bio replaced in the Playbill.” A rep for “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” added, “The production is saddened by Montie’s dismissal and wishes him well.” (Vito Vincent, the orange cat picture above in Clarke’s arms, is still in the show … for now.)

What gives, animals of Broadway? Be a little grateful. Have a little respect. Don’t they know these are the kind of roles a million chihuahuas would die for?!

[New York Post]
[Black Book Mag]

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