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Theater increasing staff after Jesse Williams naked video leak
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Theater increasing staff after Jesse Williams naked video leak

Video and still images of a nude Jesse Williams taken during a Broadway performance began circulating earlier this week, prompting the Second Stage Theater in New York City to announce it would be adding more staffers to combat the issue of theatergoers using phones during performances. Williams is currently starring in a revival of "Take Me Out" at the venue. The images were leaked online earlier this week, prompting swift reaction from the theater company, actors' union and Williams' fellow cast-members. The theater announced on Tuesday it will be adding additional staff members to enforce its policy prohibiting photos and video being taken during performances.According to Deadline, the theater will also install an infrared camera system to monitor the audience. Second Stage did ...
Tony Award nominations: “A Strange Loop” earns 11 nods, “MJ” and “Paradise Square” each get 10
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Tony Award nominations: “A Strange Loop” earns 11 nods, “MJ” and “Paradise Square” each get 10

"A Strange Loop," Michael R. Jackson's critically cheered theater meta-journey earned a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Monday as Broadway joined the national discussion of race by embracing an envelope-pushing Black-written and Black-led musical.Jackson's 2020 Pulitzer Prize drama winner about a Black gay man writing a show about a Black gay man earned nods for best musical, best leading man in newcomer Jaquel Spivey and best featured actress for L Morgan Lee, who becomes the first openly transgender performer to be nominated for a Tony Award. This image released by Polk & Co. shows, from left, James Jackson, Jr., L. Morgan Lee, Antwayn Hopper, John-Andrew Morrison, Jaquel Spivey, Jason Veasey and John-Michael Lyles during a performance of "A Strange Loop."  ...