Update, Saturday, May 14, 3:00 p.m.: Jesse Williams has reacted to news of leaked footage of his nude Broadway performance take me out Williams told the Associated Press that he was “not devastated” about the video leak and plans to continue performing. “Our job is to get out there every night, no matter what,” Williams said. “I’m not really worried about that. I can’t sweat this. We must continue to stand up for ourselves. And it’s wonderful to see a community fighting back and making it clear what we stand for and what we don’t stand for. Approval is important, I thought. So, let’s keep that in mind in general.” Williams stars alongside his co-stars Darren Lemming Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Michael Oberholtzer, who took to social media to condemn the leaked video, with the latter calling the incident “very disappointing”.
Original story follows.
Broadway’s take me out a musical about homophobia in baseball lets viewers take just one hit before being sent to the bullpen. Second Stage Theatre, home of take me out, announced it will make a quick change and install an infrared camera to prevent further bootlegs of the show from leaking online in response to a leaked video of Jesse Williams nude during the performance going viral. Viewers have already had to lock their phones away to prevent any filming, but that didn’t stop horny fans from venturing out to Yondr, aka finding a way to remove their phones from locked pockets to snap a picture. Williams, who was nominated for a Tony this week for his performance, declined to comment on the leaked video.
“The release on the internet is a gross and unacceptable breach of trust between the actor and the audience that was forged in the theater community,” Second Stage said in a May 10 statement sharing these images.” The production’s director, Peter Dean, said the New York Times that the new infrared cameras will allow the theater to “focus on a viewer who looks like they are doing something suspicious.” An interesting choice of words for listeners who step out of line. Nobody needs another Treason.
https://www.vulture.com/2022/05/jesse-williams-broadway-take-me-out-security.html Jesse Williams reacts to leaked Take Me Out Broadway footage