The True Story
A hit Broadway musical can be worth over a billion dollars nowadays. I'm Jeffrey Whitty, a Tony-award winning veteran writer in the New York commercial theater. I dedicated three years of my life creating a musical that showed every sign of becoming a hit - until a group of filthy-rich confidence artists stole my ownership and destroyed my livelihood in the process. The exploitation escalated to such a grotesque degree that they hired organized crime goons to threaten me into silence - a silence that I am breaking here.
This is a revision of my January complaint to the Attorney Grievance Committee of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. It's the true story of what happens when what's commercial goes "commercial" in today's toxic Broadway business climate (spoiler: the ticket-buying public is the last consideration). Did I mention that a hit Broadway musical can be worth over a billion dollars nowadays?