Thanks for posting the link to Michael Paulson's N.Y. Times story, which gives a much fuller picture and makes it clear that L.A. Stage Alliance had its share of problems BEFORE the Ovation Awards. When I posted the original link to Deadline.com's more simplistic account, I suspected there had to be more to the story and that All That Chat regulars familiar with the situation, could offer more details. Thanks for your contributions to this thread!
(On occasion, I've seen the L.A. Times' Charles McNulty post on All That Chat. I wonder if he'll weigh in on this, too!)