According to NY1, the end of the 19-day Broadway stagehands strike may be announced yet this evening.
A press conference will reportedly be held tonight at the Midtown law offices where the talks are taking place.Also in the very hopeful camp is the Nederlander Organization's Herschel Waxman:
As optimistic as I was the other day, I’m equally as optimistic that we’ll have it done today. Now, I've been wrong, but I swear to you, I believe we will have a deal finished today....I told you, if it’s not done, you will see my name in the obituaries tomorrow. Look in the Times and everything else, and NY1 will report it first –- "Waxman died trying to get a deal done."Even Local One's favorite object of derision, Charlotte St. Martin of The League of American Theatres and Producers offers this glimmer of hope:
We made a lot of progress yesterday, and we’re looking forward to getting a deal today....We're being as cautious as we can.
Finally, Playbill's Andrew Gans is quoting NY1 on its report that:
In a sign that the stagehands strike may be at an end, NY1 reports that those picketing have been ordered to return their picket signs to the union office.Could this really be the end of the strike? Stay tuned!
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