… for money to fix the decrepit auditorium at Ridgewood Ave. School, where all the plays in Glen Ridge are performed. Cruise is shooting “War of the Worlds” in the Ironbound section of Newark, and the Newark scenes wrap at 5 pm today!
Cruise, who is said to have been discovered by an agent attending his Glen Ridge High School performance as Nathan Detroit in “Guys and Dolls,” has been “charming the socks off Ironbound residents by signing autographs, posing for pictures, and smiling and waving at fans,” according to the Star-Ledger. Hey, sounds like he’s in a good mood.
Meanwhile, here’s a little preview of what’s going to be playing on that stage tonight: “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” presented by the Glen Ridge High School Drama Club. It may not have Tom Cruise, but there are lots of secret passageways.