What Comes Next?

As Broadway Grapples with Reopening and Bringing in Patrons Some Shows Also Confront Lawsuits from Actors Alleging Discrimination and Termination Due to Protected Classes Including Religion and Gender While Broadway is up and running, and trying to stay that way despite lacking tourists, new variants of Covid, and the financial...

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Is Grease the Word?

Earlier this month, New York federal district court Judge Laura Taylor Swain denied a motion to dismiss a case filed by Sketchworks Industrial Strength Comedy Inc. seeking to obtain the court’s preemptive declaration that its musical Vape, which it created as an alleged parody of the musical Grease, constitutes “fair...

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Introducing “The Law Ally of Broadway,” Partner Ethan Krasnoo’s Blog on Theater and the Law

At RPJ, Partner Ethan Krasnoo counsels clients in matters of entertainment, media transactions, intellectual property and employment law, as well as complex commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution. Before becoming a lawyer, though, Ethan was an actor. He studied theater at Tufts University and performed professionally in film, television...

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