“Godspell” actress Morgan James ignited a firestorm on twitter this week after she tweeted a scathing review of Into the Woods at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical — directed by Timothy Sheader — stars Hollywood actress Amy Adams and Donna Murphy. Following the first preview of the production James tweeted:
Really don’t like seeing Broadway actors trashing other shows on twitter. Have a little tact. We’re all in this together.
â€” Matt Doyle (@MattfDoyle) 012
Composer and lyricist Scott Allen echoed Doyleâ€™s sentiments: â€œpeople read your tweets & you need to be apart of this industry & be respectful & feel honored to be working in it…it disgusts me to see performers judging art. Theatre is already judged by so many. WE are the ones who need to SUPPORT.â€
Morgan James has since apologized for her original tweet:
I am really sorry for this firestorm.For my words, for responses, for the chaos.I am so sorry.I had NO idea this would turn into this.
â€” morgan james (@morganajames) 012
Earlier this year, “Phantom of the Opera” star Sofia Escobar took offense when a 48-year-old housewife insulted her on Twitter, writing that she couldn’t stand the actress.
Escobar responded with, â€œIt’s ok cause I can’t stand you either x,” and launched a discussion on cyberbulling. “â€œMy job doesn’t make me super human and respect goes down well no matter what profession people have,” Escobar tweeted. “And I won’t be insulted and not stand up for myself. Just because im a performer it doesn’t give you a free pass to bullying.â€