Sometimes the intrigues percolating off stage are more compelling than what's on stage. And often, these backstage sagas are never, or barely, reported in the press. Here's an inside look at one good example.https://normanmathewsauthor.com/embezzling-a-famed-broadway-producer-an-inside-look/
I don't understand the title of your article. Merriam-Webster defines embezzle as"to appropriate (something, such as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use."You can embezzle FROM a famed Broadway producer, but you can't embezzle a producer.
Thanks for that fine point of grammar.
What an interesting tale. Want to know more.
I also would love to know more, but unless someone tracks down Richard Chandler, there's not much chance of it. I've tried to learn about him but find absolute nothing.
the other E-word faux pas cannot be passed off as a grammatical error. Extortion is "the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats." I think you could easily make do with an F-word. It might not sound as sexy to you but what you are describing is fraud.
Point well taken—word changed. Who knew that so many theatre lovers knew the fine points of the legal definitions of words?
This is a general response to the thread and not meant to pick on dramamama611.Who among us has never misused a word while posting? Norman has been gracious about all the corrections. Can we please give him a break now and move on?To wit, a friend of mine was ordered to kite a check for $45K to a famous producer. Her boss owed the money, but didn't have the cash on hand. So they photocopied the bad check and said, "See? We sent it. It must have been lost in the mail." Then they replaced the bad check with a good one when the boss accumulated the cash. So they made good in the end, but one could say they cheated the "famous producer" out of the interest on the $45K they were late in paying.This sort of thing is why nothing that happened with REBECCA surprised me. In my experience in theater management, a lot of things were done "according to custom" rather than per written agreement. This left a lot of "wiggle room" for questionable morality, at best, and sometimes outright chicanery.
Thanks. I agree. The untold stories of Broadway. But even this one is still not truly discernible because Cheryl Crawrford, I believe, was too humiliated by it to be truly forthcoming.
An interesting take on this. Sadly, I'm afraid that is how this business, for the most part, works.
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