‘gang Rape’ Scene Scrapped From Broadway ShowBy WENN
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A scene has been scrapped from the remake of Broadway musical BYE BYE BIRDIE over producers’ fears it was “gang rape-y”.
Gina Gershon, who stars as Rose in the upcoming revival, reveals her bosses at the Roundabout Theater Company have axed a dance sequence that has featured in the show since its debut in 1960.
The original scene shows Gershon’s character, made famous on the stage by Chita Rivera and in film by Janet Leigh, crashing a Shriners’ banquet and flirting underneath a table with a group of men wearing Fez hats.
She tells the New York Daily News, “It seemed a little too gang rape-y.”
Gershon is set to take the stage opposite E.R. star John Stamos when the show debuts in New York next month (Sep09).