Theater cancels opening show after Reinhold quits
- Associated Press
- January 23, 2014 - 7:00 PM
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A suburban Kansas City dinner theater had to cancel its opening night of the play "Harvey" after a disgruntled Judge Reinhold resigned from the production.
New Theatre co-owner Richard Carrothers told The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1dYXZfc) the "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Beverly Hills Cop" star had appeared increasingly unhappy with everything related to the production.
The Overland Park theater canceled its opening-night show on Wednesday after Reinhold's abrupt departure. "Harvey" was instead opening Thursday after an afternoon matinee.
Kansas City-based actor Craig Benton was assuming the lead role in the whimsical 1944 comedy through Jan. 29, after which Los Angeles-based British actor Charles Shaughnessy takes over.
Reinhold said in an emailed statement that the theater provides "wonderful entertainment" and this production wouldn't be an exception, even without him.
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