The theater where an audience member filmed “unauthorized” video of Jesse Williams in the nude has issued cease & desist notices.
Jesse, 40, went viral after someone filmed his performance in “Take Me Out.” The Broadway show is about a gay baseball player who comes out to his teammates.
Second Stage Theater maintains a strict no cell phone policy that was violated by an audience member. The videos went viral on Monday.
The theater management issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon.
“Second Stage Theater has worked to ensure the privacy of the” Take Me Out “company by creating a phone-free space with locks phone cases at all performances,” the statement reads.
“We are appalled that this policy has been violated and unauthorized footage of our acting company has been posted. It is deeply unfortunate that one audience member chose to disrespect the production, their fellow audience members, and, most importantly, the cast in this manner . “
Read the full statement below.
– Second Stage Theater (@ 2STNYC) May 10, 2022