The videos below are from actor Jamal Christopher Douglas. He’s in the cast of “Paradise Square,” which closes Sunday in a cloud of shame. Producer Garth Drabinsky, an ex con who was convicted of fraud and spent time in prison, was allowed to produce this musical. Throughout its short run money disappeared, the cast and crew weren’t paid, it was a scandal on the Great White Way.
Douglas reported this week that Drabinsky once again missed payroll. In the second video, the actor confirms they were eventually paid because the cast went public.
Actors Equity and the Broadway League have now voted to ban Drabinsky from ever producing a Broadway show again. No one should do business with him. What a shame that this whole experience ended so badly. Maybe down the line another producer will revive “Paradise Square” under happier — and honest — circumstances.