Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bottom Of The Ninth?

Bottom Of The Ninth?

The Broadway stagehands strike continues into its 19th day as negotiations between The League of American Theatres and Producers and Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) begin again this morning after adjourning about 24 hours ago.

Only eight Broadway shows will be performing for certain this evening. They are are either performing in non-profit houses or are covered by other contracts:
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
Mary Poppins
The Ritz
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Young Frankenstein

If you're holding tickets to one of the following Broadway shows for Wednesday's matinee, each of them remain closed by the strike (click here for ticket exchange policies):
A Bronx Tale
A Chorus Line
August: Osage County
Avenue Q
Cyrano de Bergerac
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

While it remains doubtful that many if any of these shows could reopen in time for this evening's performance if a deal is struck, tonight's shows have yet to be officially cancelled.

The good news is that The League and Local One have come to terms on the issue surrounding the much debated load-ins, but remain at odds over pay, as well as work calls and rules on rehearsals.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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