We’ve heard of corporate whistleblowers, but Marc Thibodeau may be the first alleged whistleblower in the world of theatre publicity. The producers of Rebecca, the disastrous musical whose Broadway opening was scuttled last October when one of its investors turned out not to exist, have sued their ex-publicist for sending an anonymous email to one of their actual living investors.
The email, sent under the pseudonym Sarah Finklestein, warned an investor that the production was about to collapse and that he should withdraw his money before it was too late. If only all publicists could be so honest about their shows.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013