Bad things happen to good people. Bad things also happen to actors. (Ha!) All joking aside, injuries in the world of arts are just as serious as those in professional sports. Joel Grey, a Tony Award-winning actor, has been forced to temporarily drop out of the upcoming Broadway production of “Anything Goes” due to an injury he sustained while walking the streets of New York.
Not that this is a true game-changer for the production. While Grey gives himself time to heal (two weeks, from what we’re hearing), Robert Creighton, Grey’s understudy, will take on the role. Grey’s doctors are confident that the foot fracture is only minor and have expressed their confidence in Grey’s speedy recovery.
In the big scheme of things, this minor slice of adversity will probably be forgotten by the time the “Anything Goes” run ends. Creighton will undoubtedly do an excellent job. Grey will undoubtedly return. All is well with the world. There’s a lesson to be learned from this, as well: why walk, when you can jump in one of those amazing horse-drawn carriages in Central Park?