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Why Did Scott Rudin Step Back From Broadway? Maybe Not Just Because He’d Seen The Error Of His Ways

The key seems to have been Rudin’s high-profile, high-stakes production of The Music Man, set to start previews in December. While some of the key people involved in the revival reportedly showed “apathy” about the allegations of Rudin’s appalling office behavior, the two stars did not: Hugh Jackman told others he was “very concerned” but did not give an ultimatum, while Sutton Foster said publicly that she would go if he did not. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Scott Rudin, Sutton Foster, Rudin, 04.17.21


Scott Rudin’s Apology Is Not Enough

Not great: “Broadway producers I spoke to told me that Rudin seems to be sincere about stepping away from the day-to-day running of his megahits, The Book of Mormon and To Kill a Mockingbird, but no one seems to think he’ll be relinquishing his financial stakes. When Broadway resumes, so will his revenue streams.” What can Broadway, and Hollywood, do? – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Theatre, Broadway, Scott Rudin, Rudin, 04.18.21


After Reports Of Abuse, Scott Rudin Claims He’ll ‘Step Back’ From Broadway

Rudin emailed the Washington Post on Saturday to issue an apology for years of causing pain to colleagues (and employees). He also wrote that he would be “taking steps that I should have taken years ago to address this behavior.” But specifics remain unclear; “Rudin declined to elaborate on the statement, or on what exactly retreating from ‘active participation’ entails.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington Post, Theatre, Broadway, Scott Rudin, Rudin, 04.17.21


Scott Rudin’s Abusive Behavior Was An Open Secret

Why did the media not come out and treat it as the truly awful (and unacceptable) fact that it was? “Unlike past stories, The Hollywood Reporter’s offers, for the first time in Rudin’s almost 40 years as a producer, an unromanticized affirmation of the seemingly endless anecdotes about him as a manager. It details his alleged misbehavior as well as his influence, which has arguably made the industry and the journalists who report on it more likely to accept workplace aggression as a condition o...
Tags: Art, Scott Rudin, Issues, Hollywood Reporter, Rudin, 04.09.21


Producer Scott Rudin, “Monster” Boss

Even as others have been canceled or have dialed back their aggression, Rudin’s behavior has continued unabated, leaving a trail of splintered objects and traumatized employees in his path. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Hollywood, People, Scott Rudin, Rudin, 04.07.21


Rialto Chatter: Will Dustin Hoffman Lead OUR TOWN Revival on Broadway?

BroadwayWorld has learned that online rumors about a Broadway revival of Our Town are true. Producer Scott Rudin has plans to bring Thornton Wilder's play back to Broadway for the first time since 2002. Rudin has tapped Tony winner Bartlett Sher To Kill a Mockingbird to direct the play, which will be led by Dustin Hoffman, who last appeared on Broadway in 1990. A timeline for the production remains unknown. [Author: Rialto Chatter]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Dustin Hoffman, Scott Rudin, Tony, BroadwayWorld, Bartlett, Thornton Wilder, Our Town, Rudin, Rialto Chatter


BroadwayCon Will Host Casting Director and Writer Jen Rudin's CONFESSIONS OF A CASTING DIRECTOR Panel With Guest Actor Bhavesh Patel

BroadwayCon 2020 will host an exclusive panel with award-winning casting director Jen Rudin and Broadway actor Behaves Patel. The panel will take place Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3 p.m and is open to all BroadwayCon attendees. The panel features a lively chat based on Rudin's book Confessions of a Casting Director HarperCollins with audition stories from a casting director's perspective and Patel's experiences as a Broadway actor. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Patel, Bhavesh Patel, Rudin, BWW News Desk, Jen Rudin


The Saga Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Adds A New Chapter As Publisher Of Older Play Sues Harper Lee’s Estate

The older production, familiar to millions, is the one threatened by the Broadway play and planned national tour. The problem? Too many agreements. “The latest dispute, over whether and when the Sergel adaptation can be staged now that the Sorkin adaptation exists, pits an agreement Ms. Lee signed with Dramatic Publishing in 1969 against one she signed with Mr. Rudin in 2015.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Lee, Sorkin, Rudin, Sergel, 03.09.19, Sues Harper Lee, Dramatic Publishing


Producers Of Broadway ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ And Publishers Of Older Play Version Could Be Headed To Court

Scott Rudin, lead producer of the Aaron Sorkin adaptation now on Broadway and likely to tour eventually, has been trying to block stagings of the older version, written half a century ago by Christopher Sergel Sr. and still published by his family firm. (One tour of regional Britain was recently cancelled after Rudin threatened to sue.) Christopher Sergel III says this is doing real damage to his business. – Crain’s Chicago Business
Tags: Art, Aaron Sorkin, Theatre, Chicago, Britain, Broadway, Scott Rudin, Crain, Rudin, Christopher Sergel, 02.22.19, Christopher Sergel III


Broadway 'To Kill A Mockingbird' To Proceed After Harper Lee Estate And Producers Settle Lawsuits

"That settlement means that the play, with a new script by the prominent Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will be allowed to go forward." In March, Lee executor Tonja Carter sued lead producer Scott Rudin, claiming Sorkin's script violated their contract; in April, Rudin countersued for at least $10 million, saying that Carter's suit could cause […]
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Aaron Sorkin, Theatre, Scott Rudin, Carter, Lee, Sorkin, Tonja Carter, Rudin, Harper Lee Estate, 05.10.18


The Family's Back Together- Meet the Cast of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2!

A Doll's House, Part 2 opens tonight, April 27, at the John Golden Theatre.Produced byScott Rudin and directed by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold, thiswildly inventive new American play picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes.In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event - when Nora slams the door on everything in her life - instantly propel...
Tags: Theatre, Henrik Ibsen, Tony, Ibsen, Nora, Sam Gold, Rudin, Stephanie Wild, Nora Helmer



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