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Dancer sues after firing from ‘Movin’ Out’

A dancer-actress who says she was harassed for having large breasts and a serious toe injury is suing owners and managers of the touring version of Broadway’s “Movin’ Out” for more than $100 million.

Alice Alyse says in the lawsuit that she was repeatedly humiliated and intimidated in front of other cast members by the show’s stage manager about an increase in the size of her breasts, which necessitated alterations to her costumes.

Alyse also contends that the show’s managers falsely told fellow cast members that she was “faking her injury and had lied” about the need to take a leave of absence to let the toe heal. Alyse said her right big toe was seriously injured in a fall during a performance on Sept. 23, 2004 in Los Angeles.

The lawsuit contends that Alyse was wrongly fired on Feb. 17 and that she was “intentionally intimidated, harassed and humiliated and discriminated against” in breach of her contract with the Tony Award-winning show.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. An e-mail request for comment to the “Movin’ Out” show was not immediately answered.

Named as defendants are a number of the show’s owners and managers, including famed choreographer Twyla Tharp. Singer Billy Joel, whose songs are the basis of “Movin’ Out,” is not named in the lawsuit.

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