Page Six alleges Taboo spats

BY Advocate.com Editors

July 23 2003 11:00 PM ET

The New York Post's Page Six column reports that Rosie O'Donnell is butting heads with the creative team behind Taboo, the Boy George-scripted London musical that she's producing on Broadway. A source tells the column that O'Donnell wants the entire script--a straight love story set against the London club scene of the 1980s--rewritten. "If you are not gay, you will not like the new Taboo," says the unnamed insider. "It's very bitchy, very gay. It is about the London after-hours gay club scene. Housewives from the Midwest are going to be completely turned off." Another alleged point of contention is the show's poster, which features a man at a urinal. "I mean, come on," says the tipster. "No one wants to see that."

Page Six also included a denial of all allegations by O'Donnell's spokesperson, Cindi Berger: "Clearly someone is trying to sabotage this project. [The source's account] couldn't be further from the truth. The read-through and meeting that followed went great. The energy was incredibly positive...it couldn't have gone better. People walked away filled with emotion, elation, and laughter. As for the billboard, the entire creative team considers it art. It wasn't even Rosie's idea. The ad agency interpreted the vision for the show."

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