CUE & A REVISITED: What's Your Worst Flubbed Line/Missed Cue/Onstage Mishap?; Over 75 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
15 Mar 2013

Jennifer Laura Thompson

Jennifer Laura Thompson
The infamous "Bubble" that transports Glinda to the stage didn't work. I was stuck 40 feet in the air while cast members on stage repeated "She's coming … she's coming … it's Glinda … she's … coming…"

Matthew Morrison
In A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, I had this rant about how I thought my real parent were gymnasts. I was saying this to my adopted father, played by Richard Thomas, and we literally stopped the show because we were laughing our asses off. We just thought it was so ridiculous. I was crying from laughing so hard that I had to put a couch pillow over my face.

Patrick Breen
Broadway debut, I went on in Brighton Beach Memoirs. I got my first laugh from 1,200 people. I totally forgot what I was supposed to say next. Matthew Broderick saved me by skipping a whole bunch of lines and much of the plot. The audience didn't seem to notice. But I cut 15 minutes off the play's running time.