Maybe Fannie Can’t Read Her Call Sheet?

13 12 2007

Tanfasia Mae Bullock been NOT showing up for work. Say what!? Let me pay all my good hard earned money on a ticket and Fannie not be there…I’m burning something down! You KNOW she’s the reason most people even bothered.

December 12, 2007 — THE Broadway attendance police are on patrol, and this time we’re giving out detention to - Fantasia.

Since summer, the occasional star of “The Color Purple” has missed nearly 50 performances, production sources say. Following a three-week vacation caused by the strike, she dropped last Friday’s performance, causing pandemonium in the lobby of the Broadway Theatre.

An 8-year-old girl sobbed uncontrollably when she heard Fantasia was not going to be in the show.

“It was very sad,” my lobby spy reports. “Her mother was trying to explain to her that Fantasia was sick, but the girl didn’t understand and just kept crying.”

A couple who had tickets that night asked the man at the box office how many performances Fantasia has missed.

“Fifty,” he sighed.

“Fifty!” exclaimed the woman, startling everybody on the refund line. [She was CRUNK! — The IPS]

(Broadway’s rule of thumb: If the star’s out, you can either exchange your tickets for another day or get a refund.)  (source)

I’m sure eight performances a week isn’t easy, but still…that’s your job. If my black a-asterisk-asterisk didn’t show up for work 50 times in a 3 month period, I’d be in the unemployment line faster than the decline of Yung Berg’s ringtone sales.

When the play premiered, they were hyping up all the sales that Fantasia was bringing to the run, but they quietly never mentioned how people were returning tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars because the star wasn’t showing up.

Did anyone here go and see this play? I wasn’t traipsing to New York to see Fannie Mae sang “me and you shall never part, ma-kee-da-da” (you already know!), but I might check out the L.A. run.

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30 responses to “Maybe Fannie Can’t Read Her Call Sheet?”

13 12 2007
Taz (10:55:36) :

I have seen it when it did it’s run in Chicago with Michele from Destiny’s stepchildren. I enjoyed it. If you like musicals it is pretty good. The play runs MUCH closer to the book than the movie. So if you haven’t read the book you will be thrown by the play.

13 12 2007
epiphanyblog (11:00:40) :

I have tix to see it later this month on Broadway, and let Fanny Boo BOo , not show up…..I will cut a damn fool up in that camp. Be on the look out for headlines about a black girl that chained herself to the ticket booth at a broadway theatre (film at 11)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fanny was so busy modeling in that too small ass bikini this summer, when she should have been resting up for her Broadway Run.

13 12 2007
Licia (11:06:51) :

I went to Broadway and saw Celie sang her heart and soul out…Outside of Whoopi, I beleive Fannie. She brought audience to tears and the few songs that she sang had us all feelin like we was in church. But, I saw it in the beginning, when she debuted. Things may have changed after the luster of her sangin .

13 12 2007
The IPS (11:09:28) :

@epiphany

Fanny was so busy modeling in that too small ass bikini this summer, when she should have been resting up for her Broadway Run.

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

13 12 2007
Ms. Niqua.... Jesus be "Hooked on Phonics" to help her read that call sheet (11:12:19) :

LOL @ the title. Someone buy her “Hooked on Phonics”, or even “Ingles sin Barreras” if she ain’t reading right.

Fantasia..Fantasia Barrino?! She don’t strike me as someone who’d skip off of work. 50 DAYS!! She’s only been on for 200 days.

Wow, is that really her. That makeup really did something to her. I have’nt read “The Color Purple” since High School so I need some refreshing.

13 12 2007
Erin T. (11:18:42) :

Rob, I’m tired of putting you in the corner.

sigh.

only 5 minutes this time.

13 12 2007
MDot (11:21:07) :

I went and saw it on broadway over the summer.
Fantasia did her thang too…..i aint cry or nuffin though……

….but yo…..

I’d Be damn if i rode 12 hours to NYC (cuz my peeps didnt wanna ride a plane) and her a** not show up.

13 12 2007
MAKINGYAHEADACHE (11:23:58) :

I AM PLANNING ON CHECKING IT OUT IN LA TOO. IF I SPEND 150.00 A TICKET AND AND FANNIE MAE DOES NOT SHOW THERE WILL BE SOME SMOKE IN THE CITY!!!!!!!

I AM NOT INTERESTED IN HEARING MICHELLE WILLIAMS YAPPING LIKE BEYAKI’S LAPDOG SO I HOPE SHE WONT BE THERE. I MAY HAVE TO THROW SOME SHUG AVERY PEE ONSTAGE IF SHE IS.

13 12 2007
MissOMyGoodnezz (11:28:35) :

She need her butt whooped. It aint like her album is going anywhere. The checks are gonna stop coming in someday so she better milk this for what its worth. How else is she gonna pay to get her clit ring replaced? Money don’t grow on trees Fannie.

13 12 2007
The IPS (11:52:06) :

@MAKINGYAHEADACHE

She’s only on the Broadway run. She doesn’t tour with the touring cast.

@Miss

She just got nominated for two (I think) Grammy’s!

13 12 2007
Beyaki says...give respect where its due momofuckers! (12:51:15) :

“I AM NOT INTERESTED IN HEARING MICHELLE WILLIAMS YAPPING LIKE BEYAKI’S LAPDOG SO I HOPE SHE WONT BE THERE. I MAY HAVE TO THROW SOME SHUG AVERY PEE ONSTAGE IF SHE IS.”

*LMAO I hear that!

“How else is she gonna pay to get her clit ring replaced?”

HAHAHA I quit LOL.

13 12 2007
Joe (12:54:34) :

MAKINGYAHEADACHE (11:23:58) :
…Are you in L.A.??? Where do you find N.Y.C plane flights for $150… please share.

13 12 2007
msantina (12:58:56) :

This hoodrat done got a Lifetime movie and now she acts like she can’t come go to work! A Lifetime movie is not a milestone in your career. I betcha if they told her she would have to go back to school she would be on that stage hooping and hollering before you could say G.E.D.!

13 12 2007
The IPS (13:08:31) :

@Joe

OK LET ME KNOW TOO. Shoot.

13 12 2007
taalsi (13:13:53) :

msantina, you are damned right. A lifetime movie is not a milestone especially when it’s as horrible as The Fantasia Barrino Story. I ain’t never seen somebody whose acting is so bad AND THIS HEIFER WAS PLAYING HER DAMN SELF. How the hell cannot you not play yourself? If they had cast her ass in Dream Girls instead of J. Hud., not only wouldn’t she have won the Oscar but they would’ve taken back her American Idol win, too.

I haven’t seen her in The Color Purple but I find it hard to believe her acting is that great unless she’s been working with a coach. Of course, I am not a fan of hers anyway. To me her voice sounds like she’s been gargling with drain cleaner. I swear her and Macy Gray need to get together and make the most annoying album ever.

13 12 2007
Ms. Niqua (13:50:18) :

@ Joe

I think he means $150.00 to watch the performance

13 12 2007
MAKINGYAHEADACHE (14:03:25) :

@ JOE THE TIX FOR THE SHOW WERE 150.00 A PIECE :) IF I COULD FIND PLANE TIX THAT CHEAP I WOULD STAY IN THE FRIENDLY SKIES.

@ IPS
THANKS I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO DO THE LA RUN TOO. (RE-THINKING THAT 150.00) I CAN READ THE BOOK AGAIN. OR WATCH THE MOVIE FOR THE 12345678888 TIME.

13 12 2007
MAKINGYAHEADACHE (14:04:39) :

@ MS. NIQUA
I KNOW YOU CANT TELL BY THE NAME…. BUT I’M A GIRL :)

13 12 2007
The Countess formerly known as Ms. Niqua (16:21:21) :

@ MAKINGYAHEADACHE

Sorry Girl.

13 12 2007
Licier (18:11:23) :

I saw the Broadway show before TasiaMae was added and it was fabulous. I hope the LA run is as good.

13 12 2007
geminigirl (18:51:15) :

I will be seeing it in LA … I didn’t expect Tasia to be there, but I will be damned if I listen to Michelle Williams … I can’t do that … NO, NO, NO.

Okay, I gotta go and find some ish out … I can’t do Michelle.

13 12 2007
jiggawho (19:16:39) :

WOW, what happened to my comment? Ya’ll delete it? I didn’t curse nobody out or nothing just sticking up for Fanny. What’s up with that?

Keep ya head up Fanny!

13 12 2007
jiggawho (19:37:45) :

oh, i just read your ‘DISCLAIMER’. My comment must have been deleted because I used the forbidden word. Oops.

Anywayz, I say congrats to Fantasia. She has been a box office success bringing in 10’s OF MILLION’S of dollars. Yes, they have had to return HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS when she’s out. But hey, the girl gets vacation time just like anyone else and she gets sick just like anyone else. It’s unfortunate that she is getting such a bad rap for being human. I have a newfound respect for ANYONE that is able to do Broadway. They are all extremely talented and hard workers. The Color Purple is a great musical and if you have a chance to go and see it please do.

13 12 2007
Marc (23:43:56) :

Dang; I can see clear to the back of her brain in that pic!

14 12 2007
Nick (00:08:59) :

I am reading about her absences but what is strange is she shows up at parties and industry type events (there are pics all over the place as proof). Seems like if her role is so tough on her that she can’t go to work on a Sunday for example that she should be home resting on Monday night or whenever her night off is.

She’s young and immature and probably thinks she’s entitled to not show up just because she’s made money for the show. Such an unprofessional attitude.

And it’s hilarious how nobody from TCP is speaking up for her. That says a lot right there.

14 12 2007
Bologna Sandwich (01:31:25) :

She’s got BETTER shit to do than show up for work..
Like taking ass shots via sidekick in her bathroom mirror.
http://www.gadgetsonthego.net/pics/fantasia.jpg

14 12 2007
ALSmith (07:45:59) :

@ taalsi I said the SAME DAMN THING about her lifetime movie. You know you is a bad actor (yes, I said “is a bad actor”) when you can’t play yourself doing shit you DID ALREADY!

Antyway, I had tix to see Tasia Mae (IPS, I love that one) on Broadway but the damn stagehands went on strike that morning! But let me have gone all the way to NYC to see Tasia and she not have been there. Pandemonium is NOT the word. I would’ve gotten more than a refund. I’dve gotten homegirl’s NYC address and we would’ve had to have had a sit down time out. Sheeeeeeeiiiit… this ain’t a game playa.

On a final note: I bet Fantasia is awesome, and all that jazz, but I’d like to hear some stats on other cast members. Have other cast members missed 50 performances? I bet they haven’t because normal people get fired for not bringing their happy asses to work on the VERY regular and expected. I think we take the star treatment way to far in America.

14 12 2007
Leosag (09:41:26) :

Okay give the girl break! 8 shows a week for 3 months is 400 shows. 50 is not a big deal!

14 12 2007
missintuitive (09:49:45) :

I saw it on broadway without Tasia and it was great. I must admit that a tear or two fell…

Thanks Tas…I didn’t read the book and I was taken aback by the second act of the play…I was blaming the zesty writers on broadway for the collective gasp the whole audience took at the beginning of one scene during the second act. I was like “what the hell….that wasn’t in the movie!”

I did try to go again when I was in NYC one weekend (they were sold out) but I was constantly asking in Tasia was there because if I went back I was only going to see her….I would have been livid if she wasn’t there and I had paid in advance!

14 12 2007
nicolas (10:37:39) :

Don’t worry. If you can’t catch her in TCP you can catch her in Chicago on December 18th hosting a party. You know, instead of going to work or resting at home because she’s “so drained.”

http://mrswindycity.blogspot.com/2007/12/fantasia-and-young-dro-host-george.html

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