Broadway Casting Director Fired for Sexual Misconduct

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http://variety.com/2017/legit/news/casting-director-fired-sexual-misconduct-1202627410/amp/

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I'm exhibiting my "not surprised" face.

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^ This

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Shocking at all? Nope.

However, I'm sad for his husband, Mo Brady, who's one half of The Ensemblist prodcast team with Nikka Graff Lanzarone. Mo seems like a great guy, this must be hard for him.

Edit: Looks like Brady has put all of his social media outlets on private...

Updated On: 11/30/17 at 10:32 PM
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Not surprising at all. Telsey + Company have to answer lots of questions. They let that happen for a long time. Producers are not happy. Is just the beginning
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oh. my. god. 

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Disappointing but not shocking. I’m sure this is only the tip of the iceberg and that’s brings me immense sadness.

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There's been a bit of a saying that "if you don't have a Telsey body you won't make it on Broadway." And that's for a reason. They're all creeps.

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if by "all" you mean the entire casting industry, then yes! I assure you this isn't exclusive to Telsey.  Sadly, the agencies have blood on their hands for turning a blind eye far too many years. 

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New York Times article coming out tomorrow morning with more details and exposing more people. Good night
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Justin is a very good friend of mine. This news deeply confuses and saddens me tonight.
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Friends in the industry are already frantic about what’s coming.
"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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I didn’t know the Times was working on a piece, I look forward to reading it once it’s published. 

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I’m suddenly nervous that a lot of shows will be closing or recasted soon. Or a lot of Tonys will be returned. 



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As a frequently auditioning actor, I am not surprised that this sort of thing has happened in general but AM surprised that it's Justin of all people. He has always seemed very nice and is frankly attractive enough that he should be able to get just about anyone he wants without resorting to misconduct.
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@taboo this will have no impact whatsoever on actors currently in shows.
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From what I’m hearing, some prominent directors and choreographers are likely going to be named.
"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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What is going on here?----have we gone back to the days of the witch hunt, commies in Hollywood, KKK[still there with the Trump Trumpters]?

It never would work because newspapers want a sale but surely naming a person for misconduct before a trial should not be allowed.

Once a name is printed, it can never be unprinted.

I think it very sad if accusations are proven but equally as sad if a name is printed 'for the sake of'.

No news in 'an usher touched me as he/she was showing me to my seat last night'.

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Is just the tip of the iceberg. I hope producers know what kind of casting agency Telsey is running.
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Right out of college I interned at telsey and although I can't say Justin ever did anything to me sexually, he went out of his way to make sure I was uncomfortable and unhappy every single day I was there. Karma is so good!!!!!
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Guys, it's office.  Casting office.  Not casting agency.  There are casting directors and talent agents.  Confusing the terminology makes those of us in the industry assume you have no idea what you're talking about.

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SweetLips said: "What is going on here?----have we gone back to the days of the witch hunt, commies in Hollywood, KKK[still there with the Trump Trumpters]?

It never would work because newspapers want a sale but surely naming a person for misconduct before a trial should not be allowed.

Once a name is printed, it can never be unprinted.

I think it very sad if accusations are proven but equally as sad if a name is printed 'for the sake of'.

No news in 'an usher touched me as he/she was showing me to my seat last night'.
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There’s plenty of proof. Read the article they even quote Bernie Telsey. The Casting Society of America and Actors Equity is inloved. Is NOT a witch hunt. He abused his power for years and after  several warnings. 

Updated On: 12/1/17 at 12:40 AM
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bwaylvsong said: "As a frequently auditioning actor, I am not surprised that this sort of thing has happened in general but AM surprised that it's Justin of all people. He has always seemed very nice and is frankly attractive enough that he should be able to get just about anyone he wants without resorting to misconduct."

 

Well, sexual assault isn't actually about sex or attractiveness, it's about power. 

Updated On: 12/1/17 at 12:43 AM
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bwaylvsong said: "As a frequently auditioning actor, I am not surprised that this sort of thing has happened in general but AM surprised that it's Justin of all people. He has always seemed very nice and is frankly attractive enough that he should be able to get just about anyone he wants without resorting to misconduct."

 

Excuse me, but what an obtuse comment to make. Attractive enough? Do you know his partner is Mo Brady and they have a child together?

 

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Interesting tweet from Lea Salonga, apparently referencing the NYT story that's supposed to break soon.

 

https://twitter.com/MsLeaSalonga/status/936462119565971456




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