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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones Responds to Online Petition Against Critic Hedy Weiss The reviews are in and some in the theater community are non-too-pleased with Chicago Sun-Times theater and dance critic Hedy Weiss.

A petition urging Chicago theater companies to stop inviting Weiss to productions was posted on on June 13th by the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition. As of this writing, the petition has received more than 2,000 signatures.

In the petition, the group specifically charges Weiss with having consistently made inflammatory remarks in her reviews.

"[She] has proven that she is not willing to work with us to create a positive environment," the petition states. "She has proven this repeatedly

Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones responded to BroadwayWorld's request for comment on the story.

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