While the weather outside is certainly frightful, the show must go on for some.
Namely, late-night TV hosts Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman, who plan to continue the Monday production of their shows, despite the winds and rains of “Frankenstorm,” the monster mix of Hurricane Sandy, arctic air and early winter storm due to create record wind, rain and snow over the Eastern U.S.
In addition to the airports and mass transit system, production on a number of entertainment projects in New York City has been shut down.
“We will be doing the show tomorrow night no matter what,” Fallon Tweeted Sunday, as news outlets went into in disaster mode, reporting 24/7 on the storm, which already had shut down thousands of flights across the Eastern Seaboard, as well as all subway and train service in New York City along with forced evacuations of those in the city who live near water.
Kimmel, who planned a weeklong set of shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, originally said he would rely on generators if power should wane. Those set to brave the elements on his show Monday night were Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock and Alicia Keys, before he too decided to close up shop midday Monday.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg halted all outdoor shooting permits for series including Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, and Blue Bloods, among others. A Monday screening of Flight, starring Denzel Washington was canceled, while the planned Tuesday premiere for the Keira Knightley movie Anna Karenina was also rescheduled. And the most ironic holdup was of Emma Watson’s upcoming movie about the Biblical flood:
Timothy Hutton, Hope David and David Duchovny, shooting After the Fall in Greenwich, Conn., were also forced to shut down production – while comic Louis C.K. has postponed two New York shows and, on Broadway, Monday performances of Chicago, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Evita were canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
East-coast native Lindsay Lohan, however, didn’t grasp the point of being prepared for the storm, let alone its name!