Liberty University Hires Choreographer Geoffrey Goldberg, Causes Stir
According to Edge On The Net, evangelicals are outraged by Liberty University's decision to hire Geoffrey Goldberg- the reason being that he is openly gay. Liberty University is the considered the world's largest Christian university and many are upset by the decision to hire someone Christian News labeled a "homosexual advocate." Goldberg was hired to choreograph the production of Mary Poppins.
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Libery University is considered the world's largest Christian university. Linda Nell Cooper, Artistic Director, told Christian News, "He was hired based on his professionalism and his talent like everyone else. It never came up in the conversation, nor would it have...We do not ask about their personal life. We work under professional guidelines. No one knows anything about anyone's personal lives."
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Goldberg is a choreographer from New York City. He choreographed the original Broadway production of Mary Poppins in 2006. He also recently directed a production of Bradely Cole for the NY Fringe Festival.