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Back Stage welcomes letters on performing arts issues. Each letter should include the writer's address and phone number, is subject to editing, and must be limited to 250 words.

Roundabout Theatre States Its Case

Your recent article, "Roundabout Sues Durst. Theatre Seeks $1.2M in Damages from Boardmember," [Back Stage, May 21, 1999] was misleading at best.

Roundabout Theatre Company is seeking damages from Mr. Durst's insurance carrier, TIG Insurance Co., not Mr. Durst, for having to cancel performances of our Tony Award-winning play, "Cabaret."

In fact, without Mr. Durst's help in securing the Kit Kat Club as its venue, "Cabaret" would never have been produced at all.

Mr. Durst is, in my opinion, one of New York City's truly responsible developers.

He is also one of our most enthusiastic and loyal Board members. He has been-and continues to be-supportive to Roundabout in every conceivable way.

The insurance company, not Mr. Durst, is making our complaint an issue.

We know first-hand that Mr. Durst always does the right thing-by us and the many other charitable organizations he supports.

Todd Haimes

Artistic Director

Roundabout Theatre Company

New York City

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