Broadway twitter bashing

My Oh My
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:26am
I don't get what's so wrong about what was said. Who said it only places more focus on what was said. I'd like to think it was said by who said it because...IT'S SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID.

Said, said, said, LOL.

I get that there is such a thing as tact and some things are best left alone. If I'm reading that tweet right, the person who made it is upset over something central to musical theatre: acting and music.

HELLO!!!

I'd like to know more.

It sounds like the others are encouraging complacency and dishonesty, to the detriment of the art form...well, that's IF those tweets are saying what I think they're saying.
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kurt.perry41
Stand-by
joined:11/20/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:30am
oh thats cute
alliez92092
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:32am
It's one thing for theater fans to make public comments, it's another for someone who works in the industry with many of the people who are involved with the show to say all of those things in such a public way. At the end of the day, it will hurt her in the long run because those are her colleagues. How would you feel if your colleague took to twitter to complain about the awful job you were doing on a presentation, and as a result everyone in your company saw and questioned your ability?
kurt.perry41
Stand-by
joined:11/20/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:33am
Kelly, I assure you I am not Morgan (I should be so lucky)

honestly though yeah it was a thorny comment to make and it might bite her in the ass but I don't think she meant it in a malicious way. Yeah the language she used was not terribly polite but, you say stuff and you gotta deal with the consequences. But people automatically assume she;s a bitch. If you;ve worked with her, fine have your opinion, but if you haven't don't assume.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:37am
She may or may not be a bitch. But her tweet is bitch-ay.
keb2
Stand-by
joined:1/4/12
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:38am
I think it's easy enough to post a positive review or general praise in 140 characters or less, and that offends no one (except people who hated the production, but they have bigger fish to fry).

When something doesn't work in a production, though, to do justice to all the people whose hard work went into it, I think it's impossible to critique a show in one tweet. Sure, you can say "I didn't like it," that's objective and a personal truth, but in my opinion, critiquing a show well (that is, providing a well thought-out and knowledgeable critique of what you didn't like about a show) really requires more than 140 characters.

So, at least on Twitter, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Especially if you want to work with the people you're criticizing in the future.
bwayrose2
Understudy
joined:4/12/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:39am
It's ironic that this is the same actress who took to Twitter to complain about people being disrespectful during HER show.

Also, among a cast of Tony Award winners, not to mention Amy Adams who has an Academy nomination, she found ALL the acting "horrifying?" Really? Was there nothing worth seeing in this production? Most theater people who tweet can be tactful and find something positive to say even if they say something isn't their cup of tea.
E.Davis
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/08
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:44am
*Cough* Three Academy Nominations *Cough*
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Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:45am
And so it goes:

Scott Alan ?@ScottAlanNet
@therachelpotter - and if you truly believed YOUR tweet, you would have texted your thought to me instead of tweeting it.
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mjroberts972
Understudy
joined:6/13/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:52am
And now Scott Alan deletes all of HIS tweets...
kurt.perry41
Stand-by
joined:11/20/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:53am
ugh this is all so stupid....
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:53am
I'm glad the Broadway community is just as mature as this board.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:54am
Maybe they just wanted to compete with the first preview thread on Broadway World by stirring the pot... well, it worked.
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Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:54am
Kad, does that really surprise you?
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My Oh My
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:55am
Oh! The person in question is a fellow actor? Oh dear, that changes things a little. I thought they were just someone who's vocal about the theatre.

I agree with keb2 on Twitter not being the place to sound off about things that require explanation, especially if one is going to choose to sound off about it in a way that elicits emotional reactions. But I'm sure this is more a case of the finer rules of social media rather than the person's intentions and motives being malicious.
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alliez92092
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:57am
Best tweet I've read all night:

#InTech is trending? Is there a #Smash re-run on tonight?! #TweetThatIsNotAboutMorganJamesOrChickFilA
Eris0303
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 12:58am
It sounds like the others are encouraging complacency and dishonesty, to the detriment of the art form...well, that's IF those tweets are saying what I think they're saying.

No one is "encouraging complacency and dishonesty". They're more encouraging being respectful to your coworkers and being mindful of your place in your community. As well as your future in said community.

Her comments were unprofessional pure and simple. Does she have the right to dislike the show? Of course. But her way of expressing that opinion left a lot to be desired.

I am a firm believer in constructive criticism but there was nothing constructive about her comments. Wouldn't it have been better to say something like "tough first preview. Can't wait to see what happens when they have a few more performances beneath them"? It acknowledges that there are issues but also shows support.

As others have stated - these are people she hopes/d to work with someday. Who in that cast/creative team will ever want to work with her? What producer/casting director will want to hire her?

You take her comments and apply them to any other industry and she would probably be shown the door. Let's not excuse her just because she's on Broadway
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orangeskittles
Broadway Legend
joined:1/8/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 01:09am
Isn't Morgan James the same actress who threw a hissy fit on Twitter about how "rude" Gavin Creel was because he looked bored at Godspell?

Personally, my definition of "rude" skews more towards hostile insults on a public forum, and less so "he went to the bathroom too many times".

Someone should get this girl a handler not employed by Ken Davenport if she wants a future career in New York.
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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 01:10am
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beltingbaritone
Broadway Star
joined:10/30/08
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 01:12am
"Other famous bway actors..."

Is she implying that she's famous? What?
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 01:13am
Funny because I remember Gavin Creel and Andrew Rannells both posting about being at Godspell, and if I remember correctly they both tweeted nice and encouraging things about the cast members.
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ABB2357
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/09
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 01:26am
Having an opinion is fine. Posting an opinion is fine.

But doing so in such a rude and unconstructive fashion as a visible member of the industry (and potentially a colleague of this cast/crew in future productions) is downright moronic.
My Oh My
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 01:36am
Eris0303, point taken. I wasn't aware the person who initiated this was a fellow Broadway actor.

I kind of feel sorry for her. No, it's not "OK," but people seem to be assuming there was malice involved. Sure, she was mindless but that's not the same thing as malicious and the public scolding comes off a tad unprofessional. You'd think the best, most ethical option would involve giving the benefit of the doubt and taking it offline. But what do I know. =)
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elphaba.scares.me
Leading Actor
joined:10/23/04
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 01:37am
UGH...because Morgan James, a relentless self-promoter whose Broadway shows include such masterpieces as The Addams Family, Wonderland and Godspell, is now the self-appointed arbiter of musicianship and acting in the New York theater?

Saw her go on for Janet Dacal and she was terrific (not such a fan of her soul singer career), but WOW was that an ill-advised tweet.

Yeah, yeah, you went to Juilliard. Get over yourself. Fellow alums like Audra, etc, would never publicly bash a show. So, I guess the moral of the story is to always ask yourself 'what would audra do?' before you hit 'send'.

basketcase
Featured Actor
joined:4/19/04
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 01:41am
My Oh My, while I agree that I do not believe there was malice behind her initial tweet, the fact that she continued to defend her position when she was called out makes it seem like she doesn't think she did anything wrong.

Let's be real though, Morgan isn't exactly known for being the most pleasant person in the business. Or at least that's what I've heard from several people who've had the (dis)pleasure of working with her.
My Oh My
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 01:49am
So she's giving back what people give her. More power to her.

Just kidding!

Nah seriously, I guess I'm not familiar with the whole drama and wasn't aware of all that was said, but still, cut the chick a break. I just know there's a little Pollyanna in all of us, LOL.

*goes away*
Recreation of original John Cameron orchestration to "On My Own" by yours truly. Click player below to hear.