Video and photos surfaced Monday and rapidly trended connected Twitter arsenic Williams celebrated his Tony nomination for champion show by a featured histrion successful a play.
Williams plays a cheery shot prima who comes retired and is confronted with media glare and teammate resentment. The amusement includes a ablution country that leaves Williams and others successful the formed exposed.
Second Stage’s Hayes Theater has been enforcing safeguards to forestall leaks. Audience members’ phones are locked successful cases until the extremity of the show, but guests are allowed to clasp onto the cases during the performance, according to the venue’s website.
Williams had antecedently said helium was “terrified” astatine the imaginable of being bare connected stage.
As the images were going viral, an occurrence of “Watch What Happens Live” aired successful which the histrion downplayed the nudity successful his Broadway debut.
“Everybody makes specified a large deal,” helium told big Andy Cohen. “It’s a assemblage ... whatever.”
Cohen past asked if it was “better if you consciousness bully astir your penis?”
“I ideate so,” Williams replied. “I don’t.”
He said helium was kidding astir that.
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