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Hugh Jackman: ‘Music Man’ is ‘rebuilding’ after Scott Rudin

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Hugh Jackman, star of the upcoming Broadway revival of “The Music Man,” has finally spoken out regarding beleaguered producer Scott Rudin, who recently stepped away from the high-profile production.

“I want to say how much I respect and applaud the people that have spoken up about their experience working with Scott Rudin. It takes an enormous amount of courage and strength to stand up and state your truth,” the 52-year-old stage and screen actor said in a statement Wednesday to the New York Times, two weeks after an exposé about the powerful producer.

“This has started a conversation that is long overdue, not just on Broadway, and the entertainment industry but across all workforce,” he said.

Acknowledging that Rudin had…



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