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American Guild of Musical Artists Finds Placido Domingo Had 'Inappropriate Activity' With WomenAmerican Guild of Musical Artists Finds Placido Domingo Had 'Inappropriate Activity' With Women
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2020

On September 6, 2019, The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) announced the union had retained an independent investigator to examine allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination made by AGMA members against Plácido Domingo. (more...)
Utah Repertory Theatre Shutters Amid Sexual Assault, Physical Abuse, and Misconduct AllegationsUtah Repertory Theatre Shutters Amid Sexual Assault, Physical Abuse, and Misconduct Allegations
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 2019

Utah Repertory Theatre's production of American Psycho was cancelled after an actor, Ryon J. Sharette painted the worlds 'F**k this show' on the production's set. Now the entire company has shut down after seven years of operations amid a barrage of misconduct allegations. (more...)
Vienna State Opera To Stream Placido Domingo Performance of MACBETH Amid Harassment AllegationsVienna State Opera To Stream Placido Domingo Performance of MACBETH Amid Harassment Allegations
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2019

The Vienna State Opera will stream Placido Domingo in Verdi's MACBETH on November 1st, 2019 - amid allegations that the opera star has for years harassed people he has worked with - as previously reported by BroadwayWorld and first reported by the Associated Press. (more...)
Florida Theatre Teacher 'Forced Out' Of Christian School For Being GayFlorida Theatre Teacher 'Forced Out' Of Christian School For Being Gay
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2019

Florida Today reports that Monica Toro Lisciandro has been let go from Covenant Christian School in South Brevard County, Florida because she is in a relationship with another woman and has hosted LGBTQ+ events, as well as attended a pride parade. (more...)
Barcelona Dance Company Speaks Out On Being Barred From Performing At The Los Angeles Theatre Center By Immigration OfficersBarcelona Dance Company Speaks Out On Being Barred From Performing At The Los Angeles Theatre Center By Immigration Officers
by Juan Michael Porter II - October 16, 2019

José Luis Valenzuela reveals how he learned about Marta Carrasco's detainment by Homeland Security, the background story of their collaboration, and how Los Angeles Theatre Company is recovering from the cancellation of 'Perra de Nadie'. (more...)
Update: Barcelona Dance Company Barred From Performing In Los AngelesUpdate: Barcelona Dance Company Barred From Performing In Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2019

The Latino Theater Company announced today that it has been forced to cancel the two-week run of Spanish performance artist Marta Carrasco's 'Perra de Nadie' that was sponsored by SPAIN arts & culture and scheduled to run Oct. 10 through Oct. 20. (more...)
Plácido Domingo Will Not Appear At Batuta PrizesPlácido Domingo Will Not Appear At Batuta Prizes
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2019

Following The New York Times report that Plácido Domingo has departed the LA Opera as general director and will no longer appear in any upcoming performances, it was reported today that Domingo will no longer attend the Batuta Prizes in Mexico. (more...)
Plácido Domingo Departs LA Opera Amid Harassment InquiriesPlácido Domingo Departs LA Opera Amid Harassment Inquiries
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2019

The New York Times reports that Plácido Domingo has departed the LA Opera as general director and will no longer appear in any upcoming performances, which were has last scheduled upcoming concerts in the USA amidst a series of allegations against him of harassment.  (more...)
Plácido Domingo Drops Out Of Met's MACBETH Amid Harassment InquiryPlácido Domingo Drops Out Of Met's MACBETH Amid Harassment Inquiry
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2019

Plàcido Domingo has dropped out of The Met's production of Macbeth, after the company previously stated he would stay on amid allegations of harassment at multiple other companies. (more...)
Twin Cities Dance Company Founder Uri Sands Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment LawsuitTwin Cities Dance Company Founder Uri Sands Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2020

Uri Sands has stepped down as co-artistic director of the Twin Cities dance company he founded, TU Dance amid allegations of sexual harassment of a former employee, The Star Tribune reports. (more...)
Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company Responds Over Call To Boycott From Victim of Sexual AssaultMinneapolis' Children's Theatre Company Responds Over Call To Boycott From Victim of Sexual Assault
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company has responded to a call for a boycott of the company after their lawyer asked a judge to award them $234,000 in legal costs from Laura Stearns Adams, who was a student at the company and sexually abused by an employee there in 1983. (more...)
David Daniels Removed From San Francisco Opera Season Following Sexual Assault AllegationsDavid Daniels Removed From San Francisco Opera Season Following Sexual Assault Allegations
by BWW News Desk - November 8, 2018

San Francisco Opera today announced it is removing countertenor David Daniels from the role of Medoro in the Company's June 2019 presentation of Handel's Orlando. The decision to part ways with Mr. Daniels, for business and professional reasons, was reached after considerable deliberation given the serious allegations of sexual assault, an on-going police investigation and a lawsuit filed against the American opera singer. While these situations remain under investigation, San Francisco Opera is unable to present the artist on the War Memorial Opera House stage. (more...)
New York City Ballet Terminates Zachary Catazaro and Amar Ramasar Following Inappropriate CommunicationsNew York City Ballet Terminates Zachary Catazaro and Amar Ramasar Following Inappropriate Communications
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2018

New York City Ballet announced today that Principal Dancers Zachary Catazaro and Amar Ramasar have been terminated, effective immediately. (more...)
Details Emerge Over Three Dancer's Suspensions From NY City Ballet Over Shared Nude PhotosDetails Emerge Over Three Dancer's Suspensions From NY City Ballet Over Shared Nude Photos
by BWW News Desk - September 6, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, just three weeks before its new season, following the departure of former leader Peter Martins - three male principal dancers were suspended from performing with the New York City Ballet this season. (more...)
Three Dancers Suspended From NY City Ballet Over 'Inappropriate Communications'Three Dancers Suspended From NY City Ballet Over 'Inappropriate Communications'
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2018

The New York Times reports that just three weeks into its new season following the departure of former leader Peter Martins - three male principal dancers will no longer be performing with the New York City Ballet. (more...)
Civil Lawsuits Against Soulpepper Artistic Director Accused of Sexual Misconduct Have Been 'Resolved'Civil Lawsuits Against Soulpepper Artistic Director Accused of Sexual Misconduct Have Been 'Resolved'
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2018

According to a new report, the civil lawsuits against Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company and it's artistic director Albert Schultz, have been resolved. (more...)
Canadian Opera Company and Toronto Symphony Lose City Council Funding Over Diversity ConcernsCanadian Opera Company and Toronto Symphony Lose City Council Funding Over Diversity Concerns
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Signal Toronto reports that the Toronto City Council has cut part of the cultural grants awarded to the Canadian Opera Company and The Toronto Symphony Orchestra 'for not meeting the city's diversity goals.' (more...)
Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In and is ChargedHarvey Weinstein Turns Himself In and is Charged
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2018

CNN has reported that Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in to authorities this morning. Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Counter Sues Conductor James Levine; New Allegations RaisedMetropolitan Opera Counter Sues Conductor James Levine; New Allegations Raised
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The New York Times reports that The Metropolitan Opera has fired conductor James Levine following 'credible evidence' that Mr. Levine had engaged in 'sexually abusive and harassing conduct.' (more...)
Paris Ballet Opera Dancers Report Harassment and Poor Management In Internal SurveyParis Ballet Opera Dancers Report Harassment and Poor Management In Internal Survey
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2018

The Telegraph reports that dancers at the Paris Opera Ballet reported via an internal survey by the artistic expression commission that 77% of dancers had been a victim of harassment in the workplace or had seen a colleague mistreated. 26% reported they had suffered or witnessed sexual harassment. (more...)
Korean Theatre Director Lee Yoon-taek Arrested Over Sexual AssaultsKorean Theatre Director Lee Yoon-taek Arrested Over Sexual Assaults
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2018

Broadwayworld previously reported that Lee Yoon-taek, the artistic director of one of South Korea's most notable theatre companies has been accused of sexual assault and rape. (more...)
Conductor James Levine Sues Metropolitan Opera Following Sexual Misconduct TerminationConductor James Levine Sues Metropolitan Opera Following Sexual Misconduct Termination
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2018

The New York Times reports that The Metropolitan Opera has fired conductor James Levine following 'credible evidence' that Mr. Levine had engaged in 'sexually abusive and harassing conduct.' (more...)
Met Opera Conductor James Levine Let Go Following Accusations of Sexual Abuse and HarassmentMet Opera Conductor James Levine Let Go Following Accusations of Sexual Abuse and Harassment
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2018

The New York Times reports that The Metropolitan Opera has fired conductor James Levine following 'credible evidence' that Mr. Levine had engaged in 'sexually abusive and harassing conduct.' (more...)
Korean Theatre Director Lee Yoon-taek Accused of RapeKorean Theatre Director Lee Yoon-taek Accused of Rape
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2018

Variety reports that Lee Yoon-taek, the artistic director of one of South Korea's most notable theatre companies has been accused of sexual assault and rape. (more...)
Six Actresses Accuse Chicago's Dream Theatre Company Artistic Director Jeremy Menekseoglu of AbuseSix Actresses Accuse Chicago's Dream Theatre Company Artistic Director Jeremy Menekseoglu of Abuse
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2018

According to The Clyde Fitch Report, six women have come forward alleging physical and verbal abuse by Jeremy Menekseoglu, artistic director of Chicago's Dream Theatre Company. (more...)