Directors of Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ Under Fire After 22-Year Show Veteran Kills Himself, Said He Was Bullied in Brutal Rehearsal
Walter Bobbie and Leslie Stifelman, the director and musical director of Broadway’s Chicago, are under fire following the June 29 suicide of Jeff Loeffelholz, a 22-year veteran of the show, who said in notes following a brutal rehearsal on June 22 that Bobbie and Stifelman had bullied and humiliated him in front of the rest of the cast in order to compel him to leave the show.
Friends of Loeffelholz, who was a longtime standby for the role of Mary Sunshine, have launched a “Justice for Jeffrey” campaign.
They write: “For over two decades Jeff dedicated himself to his role as standby, calling in eight times a week to check if he was needed, and then remaining free throughout the duration of the performance as stipulated
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