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Theater Gone Wrong: Seth Rudetsky on a Megan Mullally Vacation Day That Ended in Disaster

Not even Rosie O'Donnell could talk her way out of this crisis at Grease on Broadway.

More often than not, Broadway understudies are a production's saving grace. But those brave actors have a tough job, and sometimes things don't go as planned. Disaster creator/star Seth Rudetsky remembers one such event that occurred when Megan Mullally took a day off from the 1994 revival of Grease and her temporary replacement made a prop goof that not even Rosie O'Donnell could cover up.