Broadway twitter bashing

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*
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Leadingplayer
Broadway Star
joined:5/12/03
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 02:28am
and it's not like Broadway people forget things easily....we are still debating what Hal Prince said about Madelene Kahn!
Leadingplayer
Broadway Star
joined:5/12/03
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 02:28am
and it's not like Broadway people forget things easily....we are still debating what Hal Prince said about Madelene Kahn!
smallworld
Stand-by
joined:9/21/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 02:45am
I personally think that Morgan James and Rachel Potter just need to get over themselves. It seems to me like they are both reaaally into themselves with no reason to be.
Citygirl.grace
Stand-by
joined:8/9/10
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 03:01am
I think a lot of the problem is just the way she said it. It's okay to tweet your opinions and stuff (if its in an appropriate way) but she was bashing the actors and the production and used language that was probably not the appropriate way to describe it. That's not okay.

Also... What did Rachel Potter say about Elena Roger?? I must of missed that one. I met her at the Stage Door and she was one of the nicest actors I've ever met..? Maybe not. What did she say about Elena??
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 07:29am
I don't know if this was what the other poster meant, but she tweeted a line from a review that praised her at the cost of her castmate. It was pretty tacky.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Mercades
Leading Actor
joined:11/6/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 07:44am
Though I do think miss james' tweet was in extreme poor taste and I think she is going to wake is this morning really regretting those 140 characters, I think it's ironic she sits in judgement before THE most judgmental bunch of people who sling mud at the expense of actors and productions alike. The only difference is she doesn't hide behind a screen name.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 07:51am
I think there's a big difference. She is bashing producers, directors, and actors that she, likely, would want to work for/with in the future. Its in bad taste and not smart professionally. It's tacky.

No one is saying she can't have an opinion, but tact goes a long way.


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Mercades
Leading Actor
joined:11/6/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 07:58am
Yes, I totally agree. And if she was smart she would do some damage control and issue an apology.

I just think the (metaphorical) clutching of pearls and gasps of "how could she"!? Is just a little much from this lot.

It's more of a case of she shouldn't have. We've all said something we regret on line or in a public forum.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 08:04am
I'll reiterate-she is entitled to an opinion. However, and this is a big however, she needs to exercise great caution about how and where she posts this opinion-especially if she wants to have a career working with anyone in this cast/creative team (or not-no one wants to work with someone who is not supportive of others in the community-and it is a community)

CaissieFan101
Chorus Member
joined:7/16/12
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 08:45am
WAIT!! She just apologized....
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:11am
WOW

G'morning twitterverse... S'pose I should apologize for offending so many people. Did not mean to make so many people angry

http://twitter.com/morganajames/status/228107776554065920
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Updated On: 7/25/12 at 09:11 AM
wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:12am
morgan james ?@morganajames
G'morning twitterverse... S'pose I should apologize for offending so many people. Did not mean to make so many people angry
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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:21am
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PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:23am
Can somebody clarify for me what she meant by "The prod/dir was offensive (sexually)"?

EDIT: Never mind. Just read the other thread.
yr pal,
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Updated On: 7/25/12 at 09:23 AM
wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:25am
Production/direction was sexually. In the review thread, they said one scene could be taken that way.
Mercades
Leading Actor
joined:11/6/05
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Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:27am
well-lol-

that wasn't REALLY an apology. but ok.

*sigh* kids...
Hairspray0901
Stand-by
joined:12/29/08
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:31am
Not sure what Rachel Potter said about Elena via. twitter but her website had an interesting quote from a critic:

“Rachel Potter is a blessed oasis performing one of the show’s strongest tunes “Another Suitcase In Another Hall.” You’re tempted to assume that the main reason Evita tosses out this mistress of Juan Peron is simply because Potter has a much better singing voice.”
- Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post

I get it, your website is supposed to make you look good...but it's not supposed to make you look better than your cast members.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:37am
Sooner or later, the generation that has been growing up in this digital age is going to have to learn that just because you CAN post something on the Internet doesn't mean you SHOULD.

There are consequences to every action, including posting 140 characters on Twitter. Yes, you have a "right" to your opinion, but, no, you don't have the right to demand that others "like" that opinion.

In a personal situation, that opinion may make you seem to be an asShole.

In a professional situation, that opinion may make you unemployable.

As Sondheim said, Where is forethought? Where's discretion of the heart?"

"Forethought" is thinking before you speak or act. "Discretion" is subsequently choosing not to speak or not to act.

If Ms. James is smart, she just learned both. I fear she learned nothing.
yr pal,
joey




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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:39am
It's certainly not suppose to make you look good at the EXPENSE of your castmates.

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
followspot
Broadway Star
joined:12/27/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 09:40am
Morgan James' "The prod/dir was offensive (sexually)" comment was her ineffective attempt to backpedal away from her original (quickly deleted) "Question: HOW can you f-ck up "into the woods"?? I fear musicianship is dead in musical theatre. And acting, for that matter. #horrified"

Twitter is so appropriately named, no?
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Harpz2006
Broadway Star
joined:1/3/08
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 10:00am
lol now she's retweeting people saying she shouldn't need to apologize.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 10:02am
^ One person

Okay, now two.

I feel like some of this is getting very high school cafeteria. "No, you can't sit here. Who do you think you are? Oh, you're walking away now? That's so funny. Look at her, walking away. I bet she's going to cry. I bet she'll cry to a teacher. Pathetic."

Yes, I may need to talk to someone one day.
Updated On: 7/25/12 at 10:02 AM
Harpz2006
Broadway Star
joined:1/3/08
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 10:12am
Well, i think "be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter" counts too...
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 10:12am
That's my point, Wynbish: You can't Tweet to one person. When you Tweet, you Tweet to an ending number of people. Even if you subsequently erase your Tweet, it still is out there, making you look like an asShole to dozens, hundreds, thousands, millions.

So she didn't Tweet to "one person." She Tweeted to everyone.
yr pal,
joey




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PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 10:12am
That's my point, Wynbish: You can't Tweet to one person. When you Tweet, you Tweet to an ending number of people. Even if you subsequently erase your Tweet, it still is out there, making you look like an asShole to dozens, hundreds, thousands, millions.

So she didn't Tweet to "one person." She Tweeted to everyone.
yr pal,
joey




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