Following a typically long but entertaining afternoon hosting the 66th annual Drama League Luncheon, event host and Ride Down Mt. Morgan star Patrick Stewart gave some insight on another issue, the union hearing he will receive from Actors' Equity on May 11. Equity's peer review was initiated after the Shubert Organization filed a complaint against Stewart. The producer's complaint followed the popular stage, screen and television actor's onstage speeches in which he charged Mt. Morgan's producers for the lack of proper promotion and advertising for the Arthur Miller play. The actor's comments were made from the stage after curtain calls on April 29. At the outset of his involvement with the show, Stewart took a reduced fee and chose instead to participate in the show's profits, reports indicate.
Stewart told Playbill On-Line that while he had nothing to add to the statements already made about the controversy, the Equity hearing on the matter was scheduled for May 11.