Broadway Casting Director Fired for Sexual Misconduct

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Posted: 1/14/18 at 10:26am
Franco is probably the exception to the argument that actors don't like to stagedoor. That was his dating pool. Also shocked that he is being honored in today's climate.
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Posted: 1/17/18 at 3:25pm

JennH said: "^^^^^ OOOOOOOOHHH yeah...let's also talk about how pretty much all the men were silent at the Globes about this. And even when something WAS said, it felt more like it was in passing. I'm on the fence about using award show as issue platforms, but considering this is an issue within the same industry, I'm fine with it in this case. And it was almost all women doing any talking about this."

Whenever they speak, they are told it is actually their time to listen for once. And when they don't speak, they are questioned for their silence.

 

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Posted: 1/17/18 at 3:44pm

It's the old "damned if you do, damned if you don't" thing that probably had its origins back in the Ordovician Period.

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Posted: 1/29/18 at 11:36pm

So where are we now?

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Posted: 1/29/18 at 11:46pm

Every time I think this whole story just fell through, I think back to Lea Salonga's tweet about the entire industry being on the verge of massive change. What was that about?

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Posted: 1/29/18 at 11:54pm
Methinks card carrying members of the Trump regime might want to steer clear of sexual assault topics.
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Posted: 1/29/18 at 11:57pm

BroadwayConcierge said: "Every time I think this whole story just fell through, I think back to Lea Salonga's tweet about the entire industry being on the verge of massive change. What was that about?"

The same thing that this whole thread was about — rumors of a NYT article that was to go to press in the next few days. 

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Posted: 1/30/18 at 12:03am

trpguyy said: "The same thing that this whole thread was about — rumors of a NYT article that was to go to press in the next few days."

Right, but to me, Lea's tweet read like she surely knew at least some of the details that would have emerged in the rumored article (or may still emerge sometime soon—who knows?). It's just strange how the buzz about this article was so tangible for those few days, and now it's been nearly two months since.

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Posted: 1/30/18 at 12:06am
Who do you trust in this scenario? Liza Headband or trpguy?
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Posted: 1/30/18 at 12:17am

BroadwayConcierge said: "Every time I think this whole story just fell through, I think back to Lea Salonga's tweet about the entire industry being on the verge of massive change. What was that about?"

well they can be on a precipice of change even if this article never comes out. True the article would probably force about change or the industry could try and get out ahead of it a bit and make those changes themselves. And I think there have been some smaller articles that have come out about individuals here and there. It’s possible the NYT is still working thier sources.

The paper that published the Steve wynn news said they worked on their story for almost two and a half months before getting it print ready.

 

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Posted: 1/30/18 at 9:46am

trpguyy said: "BroadwayConcierge said: "Every time I think this whole story just fell through, I think back to Lea Salonga's tweet about the entire industry being on the verge of massive change. What was that about?"

The same thing that this whole thread was about — rumors of a NYT article that was to go to press in the next few days.
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Complete and total lie, and I'm ashamed someone who claims to be in the industry is suggesting the article is merely a "rumor." NYT has been working on this for the last couple months and continues to do so. I've seen the list of names mentioned in the article - it's happening.

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Posted: 1/30/18 at 12:23pm

Liza's Headband said: "trpguyy said: "BroadwayConcierge said: "Every time I think this whole story just fell through, I think back to Lea Salonga's tweet about the entire industry being on the verge of massive change. What was that about?"

The same thing that this whole thread was about — rumors of a NYT article that was to go to press in the next few days.
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Complete and total lie, and I'm ashamed someone who claims to be in the industry is suggesting the article is merely a "rumor." NYT has been working on this for the last couple months and continues to do so. I've seen the list of names mentioned in the article - it's happening.
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I never suggested it wasn’t being worked on. But the rumor mill was rampant that weekend — specifically the rumor that the article was to drop in the coming days — which as we all know turned out to be incorrect. 

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Posted: 1/30/18 at 12:25pm

Yeah, even the more incessantly positive Broadway personalities (you know who I mean) had the "brace yourselves!" messages going on that weekend.

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Posted: 1/30/18 at 1:16pm

trp -- thanks for clarification. I see now. 

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I don't think this should leave the first page.  

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^just keeping this up
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bump.
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Posted: 3/10/18 at 1:21am

Don't think the Noblezada tweet is necessarily related to this specifically, just generally voicing her support for the #MeToo movement.

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Posted: 3/10/18 at 3:50am

Are we still getting the NYT article?

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Posted: 3/10/18 at 3:54am

There has been a huge window of opportunity for whistles to be blown over the past few months.  I'm not hearing very many.

More like the sound of ranks being closed.

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Posted: 3/12/18 at 5:15pm
"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
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Posted: 3/12/18 at 9:26pm

Sexual harassment survey coming to a non-profit near you. 

https://pagesix.com/2018/03/12/theater-owners-up-in-arms-over-sexual-harassment-survey/

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Posted: 3/31/18 at 12:54pm
Not much new info here, mostly anonymous and/or names that have already been named. This one is more about the difficulties of reporting: https://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/theater-professionals-say-eliminating-sexual-harassment-on?utm_term=.jyg0WqX5VW#.kfZgJPKWeJ
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Posted: 3/31/18 at 1:48pm

Hence the lengthy process to prepare the expose.  It's coming.  Not soon - but it will appear, eventually.