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Things are going from bad to worse for actor Jussie Smollett.
In the fallout from what authorities say was a hate crime hoax, Smollet has reportedly gotten the news that he was cut from consideration for a leading role on Broadway.
Actor - Felony - Counts - Month - Police
The disgraced actor was charged with 16 felony counts last month for allegedly filing a false police report related to the incident in January, when Smollett apparently staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago.
The actor first claimed that he was attacked by supporters of President Donald Trump in Chicago, but police investigators believe he orchestrated the attack, which was carried about by two brothers Smollett knew — not racist Trump supporters.
State - Attorney - Office - Ties - Smollett
But the State Attorney’s Office, which has questionable ties to Smollett’s family, let Smollett off the hook with community service and an agreement that he forfeit his $10,000 bond.
The office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx might have let Smollett of the hook, but he’s still paying the price for the incident.
Broadway - Insiders - UK - Daily - Mail
Broadway insiders told the U.K. Daily Mail that Smollett was cut from the lead role in the upcoming Broadway revival of “Take Me Out.”
According to rather lukewarm review of the play’s 2003 incarnation in TalkinBroadway.com, “it’s the story of a gay major league baseball player who comes out of the closet and (unintentionally) wreaks havoc on his team.”
Smollett - Visibility - Gay - Actor - Drama
So, Smollett’s high visibility as a gay actor in nighttime drama could have been a major draw.
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BroadwayWorld - Tony - Award - Best - Play
According to BroadwayWorld, it won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as Tonys for its director, Joe Mantello, and featured actor,...
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