Taking a “Look Back” at Hadestown’s Journey Way Down to Court: A Significant Case Opinion Paves the Way for Defenses to Claims of Discrimination in Casting

By Ethan Krasnoo and Anna Beckelman In May 2023, in the RPJ website post ”Will NYC’s New Employment Discrimination Bill Restrict Casting ‘In The Heights’?” we discussed New York City’s new law prohibiting employment discrimination based upon height or weight and how this legislation might affect casting decisions in New...

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Hadestown’s Journey Way Down to Court: Race-Based Casting’s Intersection with Employment Discrimination Laws

By Ethan Krasnoo Ensemblist Kimberly Moore has taken Hadestown from Broadway to lower Manhattan, having filed last month a lawsuit in federal court against the Broadway producers of the Tony Award-winning show. In the lawsuit, Moore alleges race discrimination and retaliation under federal and New York law. According to the...

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RPJ Launches New Anti-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Programs Customized for an Array of Industries

The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have brought about profound cultural reaction and change, a groundswell of litigation and numerous new laws.  Some of the most high-profile sexual harassment and discrimination cases have taken place in the media and entertainment industry, raising questions about the unique challenges and risks...

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