Friday, November 16, 2007

All Broadway Shows, Except 8, Now Closed Through Sunday

All Broadway Shows, Except 8, Now Closed Through Sunday

Although The League of American Theatres and Producers and Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) will come together tomorrow and hopefully begin the process of achieving a settlement in the nearly one week old stagehands strike, The League has now announced that all Broadway shows currently impacted will remain dark through Sunday.

So if you're holding tickets for the following shows this evening, Saturday or Sunday (click here for ticket exchange policies), your show will not be performing:
A Bronx Tale
A Chorus Line
August: Osage County
Avenue Q
Cyrano de Bergerac
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Is He Dead?
Jersey Boys
Legally Blonde
Les Misérables
Mamma Mia!
Monty Python's Spamalot
Rock 'N' Roll
Spring Awakening
The Color Purple
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Farnsworth Invention
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
The Phantom Of The Opera
The Seafarer

The following eight Broadway shows continue to perform during the strike because they are either in non-profit houses or are covered by other contracts:
Mary Poppins
The Ritz
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Young Frankenstein

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At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard these comments From alleged Union folk.
Read Between the lines They are comming for US.
If you really are union you would realise how one sided the Press is.
The reason they offer us a big raise is to sell out out union brothers.16% to eliminate 38% of the workforce? Dosent seem like alot anymore(especially when its your job)
Equity,802. ticket takers what ever Are all next in line to get eaten by the BIG MACHINE.
When your on the front end of the picket line Fighting for your life, and the life of the other unions,Stand Proud Insted Of being a Coward.
Rip Up your card See How far you go alone!

At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous JERSEYGIRL said...

Yes 350 stage hands are getting too much..LOL
1 billion

I cant believe the press

Producers threating "Blood in the street"

Who are they fooling..NOT ME

At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On one side is the League of American Theatres and Producers, a trade organization for the industry. Its 600 members include theater owners, producers and presenters across North America.
On The Other Broadway's stagehands, represented by Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, are the backstage workers who install, operate and maintain the sets, lights and props for Broadway shows. At any given time, approximately 350 to 500 members are employed on Broadway. The union has been in existence for 121 years; this is the first time it has struck on Broadway.
BIG BIZ AGAINST 359 TO 500 ,Who’s The Little guy?

At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous Fair Deal said...

``This is not a matter of Judy Garland putting on a show in a barn,'' said state Senator Tom Duane of Manhattan, who talked with picketers in front of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. ``Their skills are extremely valuable and need to be compensated accordingly. They are stressful, complicated, challenging jobs.''

At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

``It's more than money, it's the principle,'' said John Breglio, a partner with law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and producer of ``A Chorus Line,'' one of the shuttered shows.


At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous Michael said...

producers brought the strike on by waiting so long to negotiate and then taking their complaints public.

``They've been poking the tiger with a sharp stick for six months,'' I think the stagehands are prepared to stay out as long as it takes.

At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous Teamplayer said...

The existing contract requires theaters to use at least four stagehands for plays: a carpenter, a property master, an electrician and a fourth, either a sound technician, a fly man or another stagehand. A musical also requires four stagehands, and mandates a fly man
four guys is too much?

Who is the League kidding?

1 billion and losing money?

Union Busting

At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous Katherine Orloff said...

Mr Thomas Short commented, "I am dismayed that just hours after my departure the employers made a 180 degree turn and began bargaining in a regressive manner. This action demonstrates a clear lack of will on the employers' part to reach an agreement and leaves me no choice but to authorize a strike." Short expressed his surprise that the employers would continue an impasse that would lead to the closing of Broadway theatres during the holiday season.

At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous 123 LIFT said...

Contact the League Tell them to play fair,

We want to be doing the best theatre in the world

Pay cuts
take back
The cost of everything going up!

Record Profits?
Stop Lying... negoiate

At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The strike by most Broadway theater stagehands is putting a crimp in a major fundraising season for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tom Viola, the longtime executive director of the group, is hoping for a speedy resolution of the dispute.
"The good fortune of Broadway Cares is tied directly to the robust artistic and commercial health of all of Broadway," he said in a written release.

Maybe the producers could add a 10 cent surcharge to tix price
and raise 20 mill for them
like they did to put together a strike fund

At 16 November, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Thanks Anonymous for that reminder of BC/EFA. As you can see, I have just posted a new story in hopes that my readers will find it in their heart to give directly to the organization.


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