|re: Sure he could. But that doesn’t fly these days.|
|Last Edit: Revned 11:37 pm EDT 04/14/21|
|Posted by: Revned 11:36 pm EDT 04/14/21|
|In reply to: Sure he could. But that doesn’t fly these days. - ShowGoer 10:10 pm EDT 04/14/21|
|I reject the idea that Jackman is under any obligation to quit the show or make a public statement about Rudin's behavior. He committed to playing a role in a production and a lot of people are depending on him and counting on him to make sure that this show, which is an important part of the reopening of Broadway, can still happen. It's not just about Scott Rudin.
The word is out on Rudin (and much of it has actually been out for a long time, within the industry) and he has a big fight ahead of him if he wants to save his projects and his career. But that doesn't mean that all the people who work for him, famous or otherwise, should be made to feel guilty for doing their jobs.
The word on the street about the Weisslers and the toxic work environment at CHICAGO has been comparable for years; does that mean the actors should quit and refuse to reopen that show? And what would the history of Broadway look like if no stars had agreed to work with David Merrick?
There have always been tyrannical people in power positions within the industry. It's healthy that some of them are now being called out, and hopefully this will make the world better. But as long as money means power, it's unlikely that the problem will go away completely. The people who are speaking out are to be applauded. But each individual is entitled to make his or her own decision about how or if to take part in the dialogue. Sometimes continuing to do your job is the best way to support your coworkers--even, or especially, if you're famous. The current trend towards demanding that everyone make the obligatory woke public statement or risk being cancelled is a kind of tyranny too, and equally dangerous.
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