The former New York Times writer James B. Stewart has been working for a while on a substantial piece on the failures of the Peter Gelb regime. Stewart is a business writer who knows his way around company debt.
He tweeted a few hours ago that the piece is done and will be published on Monday: ‘Yes, my Metropolitan Opera opus for the New Yorker is finally done. It will be in Monday’s issue.’
People are already asking why the NY Times would not commission let alone publish, a Met investigation by its finance team.
UPDATE: There is strong speculation that the upcoming article provoked last week’s decision by board president Kevin Kennedy not to stand for re-election.
Meanwhile, Murdoch’s New York Post is also sniffing around a Met story.
This could be an uncomfortable springtime for Peter Gelb.
Read the published piece, and the surrounding controversy here.