Broadway twitter bashing

dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 05:31pm
But some of them ARE likely friends of hers. Or potential friends. Or potential employers. She IS an actress.

I'm a teacher. My public demeanor is always subject to scrutiny. If I were to get drunk, and sing too loud in a restaraunt -- you can bet my career and reputation would be in jeopardy. No different here.

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.
TheHappyPhantom
Featured Actor
joined:8/25/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 05:36pm
do you teach kids? If so, you'd have parents to deal with, which is a separate issue. I'll tell you right now, I've had plenty of teachers in college who've shared with us their stories of going out drinking. Cause we're all adults, and it's not a crime. She's an adult. And again, I say anyone who let's an honest opinion keep them from hiring someone who's qualified, is a baby.
NewYorkTheater
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/10
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 05:46pm
Wow, this really has legs! More than 100 entries on this message thread alone -- and Twitter still at it, and theater offices -- and my blog post from 2 a.m. last night continues to get traffic!
Why did this hit such a nerve?
Into The Woods First Preview: Attack on ‘Attack’ by Morgan James
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 05:47pm
I dunno. When is something that's called an ATTACK not an ATTACK?
orangeskittles
Broadway Legend
joined:1/8/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 05:48pm
If a regular patron said it, they would be criticized too, but not even the anonymous posters on BWW were as outright nasty in their reviews of the show last night as she was. And as a theatre professional, she should know better than to be such a harsh critic based on a first preview.

She's allowed to have an opinion and she's allowed to post it. And we're allowed to have the opinion that it was tacky and rude without backlash from her defenders.

And again, I say anyone who let's an honest opinion keep them from hiring someone who's qualified, is a baby.
I wouldn't consider it "babyish" for a producer or director not wanting to put their money and show on the line for a loose cannon with no filter and a bad attitude.
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Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 05:52pm
Most producers and directors will look at her tweets and go, "If she's that difficult online, imagine how she would be in rehearsals. If she's so quick to be insulting on twitter, just imagine what she would say behind the backs of the cast and crew."

Rehearsals can be stressful enough.

Do they really need some snarker with a superiority complex to take to Twitter or start rolling her eyes at castmates?


She wasn't critiquing anything. She was being insulting.
everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 05:57pm
What would she do without us to teach her all these valuable life lessons?


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TheHappyPhantom
Featured Actor
joined:8/25/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 06:22pm
an honest opinion of a show she may have been right about, hardly qualifies her as a loose canon. That's the kind of immature thinking I'm talking about. It does nothing to show her as "difficult" or has having a "complex". It just means the creative are babies, who can't handle anything negative. Not liking a show, and voicing it, is perfectly acceptable. And even if she was harsh, which I say she hardly was, tough! They need to learn to accept it, and grow up. her being in the field doesnt' mean she has to encourage everything she sees. She's not involved in the production. She has no ties to it. People, grow up. Ive been a part of a lot of ****ty productions, I knew they were bad, and I sure as hell would say so to my friends. The product wasn't good, and they didn't need to waste their money. I didn't say so in front of other members of the team, but that's cause I a part of it. Not being involved in a show though, play ball! Also, the defense that it was a first preview is meaningless. They let an audience in, the audience gave a response. No one was pretending it wasn't the first preview. And we've all seen enough shows in previews to know how little they change sometimes.
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 06:25pm
Happy Phantom is right. All she tweeted was the she feared musicianship and acting were dead in musical theatre. How is that harsh?
orangeskittles
Broadway Legend
joined:1/8/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 07:09pm
Not a single comment against her has held an ounce of maturity. People need to get over themselves.

I don't know why you're complaining. The posters here are just giving their honest opinions. Why do you feel Morgan James shouldn't be criticized for her "honest opinions", but simultaneously call posters here immature and babies for giving theirs? What hypocrisy.
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adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 07:14pm
She continues to backpedal:

I am really sorry for this firestorm. For my words, for responses, for the chaos. I am so sorry. I had NO idea this would turn into this.
https://twitter.com/morganajames/status/228248881396330497

And I apologize to the cast, crew and creatives of the show and everyone at the Public.
https://twitter.com/morganajames/status/228252201263452160

But not being offering up this bit of bitchiness:

Holy slow news day, batman!
https://twitter.com/morganajames/status/228171393538330626


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TheHappyPhantom
Featured Actor
joined:8/25/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 07:14pm
I'm calling the theatre people in NY who attacked her those things, actually. Not necessarily the people here. And if I were to refer to anyone here, it wouldn't be because of them giving their opinion, but rather the invalidity of that opinion.
BroadwayStar4
Featured Actor
joined:6/16/12
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 07:22pm
Happy Phantom is right. All she tweeted was the she feared musicianship and acting were dead in musical theatre. How is that harsh?

You forgot to say "HOW can you **** up "into the woods"??" and "#horrified".

It's fine that she was being honest, but she didn't have to be a complete b**** about it. She just insulted everyone who worked in the production. And due to the fact that she's in the theatre community, it's not a smart move for her to express her opinion in such a brash, tactless way, especially on TWITTER for everyone to see. In showbiz, you have to be very careful of what you say or you will receive a lot of backlash. Which she did.
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 07:24pm
What bothers me most about the comment is that it implies she could do better than them, which is just so arrogant and cringe worthy considering she has basically done nothing in her career, relatively speaking. (I mean, I assume that when she claims 'acting' and 'musicianship' is dead, she wouldn't include herself in that claim).

Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 11:16pm
It's nice to know that millenials and their entitlement issues don't just exist in the business world, they are working on Broadway too.

It's good to see the effects of enabling parents and competitions were everyone gets a medal for participating playing out in the Broadway Twitterverse.

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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 11:49pm
...besides the fact that I've seen enough productions of Into the Woods to know it can *easily* be ****ed up...
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/25/12 at 11:50pm
(Although I'm not really sure why this behaviour is chalked up to her generation...)
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:06am
HappyPhantom--the only one who seems to be exhibiting "immature thinking" is YOU in refusing to accept that actions have consequences.

Understanding the idea that every action has a consequence is what maturity is.

That's all maturity actually is, in the end:

Accepting that actions have consequences.
yr pal,
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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:30am
I think everybody needs to back off poor Morgana. I don't know if you all realize this, but she was in the popular Godspell revival. I'm sure Dollypop will back me up on this, the girl has earned the right to comment based on that fact alone.

Long live God!
yes, you
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:31am
I forget which song she sang in Godspell, but she really made it her own, you know?
theaterisdead
Swing
joined:7/26/12
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:22am
I do think it's silly that it was made a news headline on Playbill, though. Slow day is right...
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PReeves2
Leading Actor
joined:3/20/10
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:46am
does anyone else feel bad for her agent/manager?
theaterisdead
Swing
joined:7/26/12
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:50am
Reminds me of that thing between Lea Michele and the girl from Grey Gardens/Modern Family. Didn't apologize until there was backlash from fans.
The slotted spoon still catches the potato.
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 02:09am
I can't believe no one reminded her she was just part of the cast who ****ed up Godspell...BAD.

I can't believe anyone from that production is criticizing another musical, did the zero nominations and critic bashing mean nothing to her? Morgan "The Kettle" James.
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Leadingplayer
Broadway Star
joined:5/12/03
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 02:21am
So what happened between her and Gavin Creel/Andrew Rannels
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 02:36am
Somewhere Donna Murphy, Denis O' Hare, and Amy Adams are like - and you are?

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