Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The End Is Nigh?

The End Is Nigh?

According to NY1, the end of the 19-day Broadway stagehands strike may be announced yet this evening.

NY1 says:

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!

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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4 Comments:

At 28 November, 2007, Blogger SarahB said...

Just received a text from a producer friend at 10:20: THE STRIKE IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 28 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BC-APNewsAlert,0029
NEW YORK (AP) — Striking Broadway stagehands and theater producers reach a tentative settlement.
AP-ES-11-28-07 2238EST

 
At 28 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Broadway stagehands, theater producers reach tentative settlement
By MICHAEL KUCHWARA
AP Drama Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway stagehands and theater producers reached a tentative agreement Wednesday night to end a strike that has shut down more than two dozen plays and musicals for more than two weeks.
The settlement came after two days of marathon, all-night sessions and months of negotiation between Local 1 and the League of American Theatres and Producers. The walkout, which began Nov. 10, has cost the city and theaters millions of dollars in lost income.

 
At 28 November, 2007, Blogger SarahB said...

Charlotte St. Martin is on NY1 now - IT'S DEFINITELY OVER! THE LIGHTS WILL BE ON TOMORROW NIGHT!

 

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