According to Playbill, the shows will go on this week.
The League of American Theatres and Producers released a statement in which Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin is quoted:
The League does not want to see Broadway go dark, and we have no present plans to initiate a lockout. But we are committed to achieving a fair contract [with Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E)., the stagehands union], and in an effort to do so we have offered significant wage increases.
We are seeking an end to antiquated rules that require us to hire more stagehands than we need, and pay workers who have no work to do…
The Stagehands Union has rejected our offer, and instead, has announced it will take a strike vote on Sunday, Oct 21st. So while the Union considers whether to darken Broadway, come see a show. We hope that before the Union calls a strike they will consider these issues that are so crucial to the health of the industry, as well as the impact such action will have on our city, our industry, the actors, musicians and all the others who work on Broadway.
So if you're anxious about whether your show will go on this week, you can relax. But after this Sunday's strike vote -- which I would not be surprised to see authorized -- anything can happen especially as the League seeks to demonize the union in the eyes of the public.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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