The Hollywood Reporter: Judge Dismisses Garth Drabinsky Defamation Suit Against Actors’ Equity

The defamation lawsuit Paradise Square producer Garth Drabinsky filed against Actors’ Equity has been dismissed with prejudice. 

In the lawsuit, filed in October 2022 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Drabinsky sued the union, claiming defamation, after it placed him on its “Do Not Work” list following his production of Paradise Square. Actors’ Equity, as well as other unions and workers on the production, have separately sued Drabinsky for what they claim is thousands of dollars in owed payments, wages and health contributions.

The musical Paradise Square ran on Broadway from March 15, 2022 through July 17 of that year.