The revelations also prompted Tony Award winner Karen Olivo to move away from returning to Moulin Rouge! The Musical ”as soon as it reopens. There are also plans for a Wednesday Broadway protest march with stops at Rudin’s office and the Winter Garden Theater, where Rudin is producing the Broadway revival of The Music Man. There’s also a campaign going on to convince Actors’ Equity Association to add Rudin to a “Don’t Work” list.
In addition to “The Music Man,” Rudin’s current list of Broadway shows includes “The Book of Mormon,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and a revival of “West Side Story.” It was unclear whether Rudin would also step down from making films, including the upcoming “The Humans” and “The Tragedy of Macbeth”.
In his statement, Rudin mentioned the imminent reopening of Broadway after the pandemic closed theaters for more than a year. He said he did not want to “interrupt” the work ahead.
“My passionate hope and expectation is that Broadway will reopen successfully very soon and that the many talented artists that have been associated with it will thrive again and share their art with the world. I don’t want any controversy related to me to arise Broadway suspends a well-deserved return, or specifically the return of the 1,500 people who work on these shows. “
However, the Actors’ Equity Association, which represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theater, was not satisfied when Rudin just resigned.