According to BroadwayWorld Earlier reports, after the Hollywood Reporter’s latest story about improper workplace behavior, producer Scott Rudin had announced that he would ‘step back’ from a Broadway production. Since then, British director Rob Roth has been garnering attention with the emails he wrote in support of Rudin going public, according to The Stage.
Roth, scheduled to lead the upcoming UK tour of Beauty and the Beast, wrote an email to Rudin while on the flight, where a passenger next to him paraphrased. In reference to Karen Olivo, who recently announced that she will not be returning for the role of the Moulin Rouge! Roth wrote that Rudin should have been Honorary Tony to keep that terrible woman out of the show, God bless you, Scott, serve. American Theater “
When the email went public, Roth confirmed his remarks and officially stepped down from his involvement in Beauty and the Beast. “Considering the recent events, it is clear that I am not in a position to lead this production at the moment. I can see that the feelings included in my publicly published private e-mails are now thoughtless and unthinkable.”; Without feeling, and I am deeply sorry that My opinion unintentionally caused pain, ‘he told The Stage.
The original Reporter’s article spoke to a number of former Rudin staff members detailing their volatile past experiences and Stories of harassment range from verbal provocation to throwing a laptop at a window and even smashing a computer monitor with a helper’s hand. See the full story here.
Since the True Grit EP was released, Megan Ellison has also spoken out. “This piece barely makes Scott Rudin’s face abusive, racist and sexist,” she tweeted. Yes, there is a good reason to be afraid, because he is vindictive and has no confidence in lying. “
Since his first Broadway play to be credited with Face Value in 1993, Rudin has produced dozens of Broadway shows. He won Tony Awards from The Ferryman, The Boys in the Band, Hello, Dolly !, The Humans, A View from the Bridge, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Skylight, A Raisin in the Sun, Death of the Book of Mormon salesman, the god of slaughter, history boy, wonder who the goat or Sylvia is, Copenhagen and passion.
Rudin’s latest Broadway shows include West Side Story, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Book of Mormon. And the West End transfer of The Lehman Trilogy, Rudin’s next Broadway project is The Music Man’s next revival, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.
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