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 and theater, with credits including the leading role of Benny in the Off-Broadway musical That’s Life and Jamie in the U.S. National Tour of My Fair Lady. Now, on any given night (at least in the pre-Covid era), you can find Ethan taking in a show—anything from musical greats by Sondheim or Rogers & Hammerstein to contemporary plays like Slave Play and Angels in America.
Combining his love for both theater and the law, Ethan has launched a new blog: The Law Ally of Broadway. The legal side of the theater industry—be it actors’ employment contracts and union protections or production collaborations and investments—is an intricate landscape not publicly discussed as often as other areas of show business, but one that is fascinating and important to examine for theater professionals and novices alike.
As the Law Ally of Broadway, Ethan will look at the legal behind-the-scenes of theater, the portrayal of law onstage throughout theater’s history, as well as current issues in the theater industry—and in some cases, the entire entertainment industry—and where it is headed in the future.
Read the Law Ally’s first post here.
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