DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
WHERE did we leave the cast again? Oh yeah . . . that’s right — Ivy was in her dressingroom about to eat a fistful of pills. A big display of Method acting. Was it because Derek the director didn’t love her enough, or because Karen got to play Marilyn when it should’ve been her, or because she thought she was Marilyn? We’ll never know. They’re all going to have other things to worry about soon: a competing Marilyn musical. Broadway’s lethal, but this is what they wanted. Two big new stars in the cast this season and we meet one tonight: Jennifer Hudson.