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Broadway Actors, Stage Managers in Multiple Scott Rudin Shows Released From NDAs

Members of multiple Broadway productions including To Kill a Mockingbird and West Side Story have been released from the nondisclosure agreements that previously prohibited them from speaking publicly about workplace misconduct related to producer Scott Rudin. Other productions impacted include The Iceman Cometh and The Lehman Trilogy, with the NDA release effective immediately, The Hollywood […]

Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster in ‘The Music Man’: Theater Review

After being delayed two years by the pandemic and having both its stars briefly sidelined by COVID, the most anticipated Broadway production of the season finally opens.

‘The Addams Family’ at 30: How Clashes, a Tantrum Pillow Fort and an Alleged Popped-Out Eyeball Brewed an Unlikely Hit

Paramount Pictures brass hated 1991’s The Addams Family and made sure first-time director Barry Sonnenfeld and producer Scott Rudin were well aware of the studio’s disgust amid production. However, when the film opened at No. 1, the execs’ tune quickly changed. At least, that’s how Sonnenfeld vividly recalls it. The brass disagrees. The Orion Pictures […]

Aaron Sorkin Says Scott Rudin “Got What He Deserves,” Explains Why He’s Remained Silent

Aaron Sorkin has responded to the allegations of bullying and workplace misconduct against producer Scott Rudin, saying his former collaborator “got what he deserves” before explaining why he personally remained silent in the aftermath. In an interview with Vanity Fair published Thursday, Sorkin told the magazine, “I think Scott got what he deserves,” but says […]

Frances McDormand and Joel Coen Say They Never Witnessed Misconduct With Scott Rudin, but “Didn’t Doubt the Stories”

Frances McDormand and Joel Coen say they never witnessed any bullying behavior by producer Scott Rudin, who has been accused by ex-staffers of workplace misconduct, though Coen acknowledges he was aware of Rudin’s fearsome reputation in the industry. “I think there isn’t anyone who works in the business who hasn’t heard those stories over the […]

‘West Side Story’ Will Not Reopen on Broadway

The Scott Rudin-produced version of West Side Story will not reopen on Broadway. “It is with great regret that we are announcing today that the 2020 Broadway revival of West Side Story will not reopen,” producer Kate Horton said in a statement on Monday. “This difficult and painful decision comes after we have explored every […]

Shielding Scott Rudin: How the Super-Producer Avoided Answering for Abusive Behavior for Decades

In September 2019, Eric Emauni was rolling calls when his boss, Scott Rudin, ordered him to get media mogul Barry Diller on the line. Immediately. So the assistant did just that. The only problem was Rudin wasn’t quite ready for the call. It was a cruel game the producer played with his staff, leaving them […]

‘Music Man’ Sets Scott Rudin Replacement in Broadway Return

The Music Man has set its Broadway return for February 2022, with tickets going on sale Tuesday. Kate Horton has been named executive producer, effective immediately, and will oversee all aspects of the production, alongside producers Barry Diller and David Geffen. Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster star as con man Professor Harold Hill and librarian […]

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Sets Broadway Return, Replaces Scott Rudin

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird has set its Broadway return. Jeff Daniels will reprise his iconic role as Atticus Finch when the play resumes performances on Oct. 5 at New York City’s Shubert Theatre. Celia Keenan-Bolger will also return in her Tony Award-winning performance as Scout Finch. In place of departed producer […]

How Rage Coaches Are Helping Hollywood Take on Powerful Jerks

Executive Coach Lacey Leone McLaughlin was advising a leader in the entertainment industry recently who had come up in the business working exhausting hours for relentless bosses. It had been an agonizing climb, and yet that leader was now replicating the experience, unhappily, with her own employees. “I said, ‘Wouldn’t it be amazing if in […]

PGA Launches Workplace Harassment Task Force in Wake of Scott Rudin Claims

“We are deeply disturbed and disheartened by the continuing allegations of workplace harassment and abuse in our industry," says the Producers Guild of America.

Scott Rudin Steps Back From Upcoming Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington Films

The uber producer has a number of movies on the horizon including next month's Amy Adams starrer 'The Woman in the Window' for Netflix.