well it happened y’all. JLP admitted to lying, gaslighting, perpetuating nonbinary and trans erasure, and mistreating their nb+trans cast members and audience. They legitimately apologized, and they are committing to major changes in the script, in casting, and backstage. wow. 🧵
Wesley Morris, our critic at large, won his second Pulitzer Prize for criticism this year — the only person to receive the award in that category twice. So what helped spark his dreams of becoming a critic? An assignment he received in eighth grade.
“I am among many who would love to see a stage adaptation of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' come to be in their lifetime.
But I would be even more amazed to see 'Corpse Bride' get adapted for the Broadway stage.”
When you hear good news that good people are landing good things and you want to scream it from the rooftops but you can't because...well you know...I'm just so happy for those good people. Thank goodness.
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Nothing like waking up and getting an email that shows how regional theatres will bend over backward to protect shitty men(yes, men) in their productions and punish those who speak up.
How these theatre admins can sleep at night after doing that, I'll never know.