Broadway San Diego announced Monday it is ending its association with entertainer Ben Vereen.
On Friday, the Tony Award-winner apologized for "inappropriate conduct" while he directed a production of the musical "Hair" in Florida three years ago.
Last week, the New York Daily News reported several actresses at The Venice Theatre alleged sexual misconduct by Vereen, including unwanted kissing, inviting women to join him naked in his hot tub and making demeaning and degrading comments.
The administrators of Broadway San Diego said the decision to cut ties with Vereen is effective immediately.
The organization said it will still support high school musical theatre through its annual awards show planned for Sunday, May 27 at the Balboa Theatre.
Vereen, who won a Tony in "Pippin" and starred in the landmark TV miniseries "Roots," also appeared in the original cast of "Hair," which celebrates protest, pot and free love.
Vereen said his intention was "to create an environment that replicated the themes of that musical during the rehearsal process." He hoped the women accepted his "sincere apology."