Thomas Schumacher, head of Disney Theatrical Group, has been accused of harassment by multiple former employees, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The allegations stem from events spanning Schumacher's 30-year tenure at the House of Mouse, first in the animation division and then in theatrical. They include harassing a male employee so much that he quit and making racist jokes about another's biracial son.
Break out the cheeseburgers: Jimmy Buffett’s come to Broadway, and business is good. The 71-year-old entrepreneur saw his long-gestating musical, Escape To Margaritaville, begin previews at the Marquis Theatre this weekend. It grossed nearly $400,000 off just two performances – not bad for a professed beach bum. It’s got room to grow, though. Taking into account higher-than- average weekend prices, the show is primed to gross over $1 million next week, but not hit its listed potential.
"The reason anything succeeds, whether it's in television or film or the theater, is that it is original. The vision has to be brilliant and authentic." So decrees veteran producer and sports impresario, Tom Werner. Chairman of both the Boston Red Sox and the Liverpool Sports Club, Werner has parlayed this boilerplate soundbite into a singular resume, with TV credits like: Mork & Mindy, The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock From The Sun, and That 70's Show.
.@vulture and @WSJ are the best: "One of those wonderful feminist-written-by-two-dudes parts" .... "I’ve seen worse, but if that’s your idea of a blurb enthusiastic enough to make you want to blow a couple of hundred bucks on a night at the theater, you don’t get out enough."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".