‘Paradise Square’ Director, Choreographers Take Legal Action on Owed Payments

This follows similar legal claims from the actors, stage managers and designers on the production, who are all seeking owed fees, wages and health contributions.

Broadway musical Paradise Square is facing another legal complaint, this time from the union representing the directors and choreographers who worked on the show.

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society is seeking to enforce payment of owed royalties, fees and pension and health contributions to the musical’s director, Moisés Kaufman, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and three specialty choreographers who worked on the production. As of May 15, these payments totaled more than $140,000.

According to the complaint, filed in the United States District Court Southern District of New York on July 22, the union and producer Bernard Abrams, head of the production’s limited liability company, both signed a joint stipulation in May, agreeing on the amount owed. However, payment is still outstanding, according to SDC, which is bringing Paradise Square to court to enforce the award.