Broadway Lights Karen Olivo’s “Moulin Rouge!”
Tony-winning actress and singer announced on Wednesday instagram She is dropping beloved music, explaining in a long and furious video post that she will not return to production in protest.
The 44-year-old claimed that she was opting out of the Broadway show due to the silence of the industry Harassment and abuse charges Against renowned film and theater producer Scott Rudin.
“Moulin Rouge!” The makers confirmed Olivo’s exit in a statement to The Post.
A representative said, “We can confirm that Karen Olivo will not return to production when the show begins performing on Broadway.” “‘Moolan Rouge! The Music’ is forever indebted to Karen Olivo for her artistry, passion and creating a satin role on stage. We support Karen’s advocacy and to create a safe, diverse and equal theater industry for all Work. Karen has had an indelible impact on our show since the beginning, and words cannot express our gratitude properly. We wish Karen great success, and above all, love. ”
Earlier this month, several of Rudin’s former employees surfaced and detailed his alleged abusive behavior in the workplace. Former employee Told the Hollywood Reporter In 2012, 62-year-old Rudin allegedly broke an Apple computer monitor with the hand of an assistant, took it off in the emergency room and shook the rest of the staff. Another activist claimed that the “social network” producer threw a baked potato at her head after she did not know the answer to a question.
“Humanity is more important than my bank account,” Olivo captioned the five-minute video.
Olivo, referring to one of his most famous “Moulin Rouges”, said, “Social justice is more important than being a sparkling diamond.” Number of music. “Creating a better industry for my students is more important to me than putting money in my pocket. Creating a Better Industry – Now I am screaming – Building a Better Industry is more important than putting money in my pocket. “
The “Hamilton” actress said: “For all those who don’t listen to me, silence about Scott Rudin – unacceptable. Not sloppy. It’s easy, then I am. He’s a monster. It must be a mindless one. “
Olivo then gave a message to colleagues, asking, “What is your honesty saying, what should you do?” How are you going to protect your pocketbook and let people go to the emergency room, so that you can go to your next concert? “
Stage Starlet won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Anita in the Broadway revival of “West Side Story”. He then added “Moulin Rouge!” Received a Tony nomination in 2020 for the lead role in Satin.
While Rudin is not directly involved in “Moulin Rouge !,” the Oscar winner is a big player in the theater world. His recent shows include “Killing the Mockingbird”, “Hello Dolly! “And” Book of Mormon. “