This is pretty darn unprofessional, and frankly kind of despicable.
In a recent Wall Street Journal column titled Confessions of a Broadway Bolter, theatre reviewer Joanne Kaufman admitted that she typically only stays for half of a show… and then leaves! But she still reviews them anyway!!! She explains:
"I'm embarrassed by how unembarrassed I am to admit that the very next night, I took early leave of The Country House, and the following night of It's Only a Play."
And those are only a couple of plays that she names.
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Well, the Broadway community is obviously — and rightly — outraged by this admission. So much so that theatrical press agent and president of O&M Co. Rick Miramontez wrote a scathing letter to the WSJ, which they predictably did not print.
But it didn't matter because people got ahold of it anyway.
Rick explained that Joanne won't be welcome at any show he represents anymore — and that's a LOT! He went on to ask pointed questions like:
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