Saturday, November 17, 2007

Let's Hope For The Best

Let's Hope For The Best

Right now, somewhere in New York, The League of American Theatres and Producers and Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) are meeting once again -- thank you Disney -- in hopes of ultimately reaching a settlement on this the first day of the second week of the Broadway stagehands strike. Nevertheless, all Broadway shows currently impacted will remain dark through Sunday.

So if you're holding tickets for the following shows this afternoon and evening, as well as on Sunday (click here for ticket exchange policies), your show will not be performing:
A Bronx Tale
A Chorus Line
August: Osage County
Avenue Q
Chicago
Curtains
Cyrano de Bergerac
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Grease
Hairspray
Is He Dead?
Jersey Boys
Legally Blonde
Les Misérables
Mamma Mia!
Monty Python's Spamalot
Rent
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
Wicked

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:
Cymbeline
Mary Poppins
Mauritius
Pygmalion
The Ritz
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Xanadu
Young Frankenstein

Let's hope that some good news will be shared later today so that Broadway can be fully back in business. Here's wishing the best to both sides to reach a fair and equitable settlement.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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5 Comments:

At 17 November, 2007, Anonymous albert said...

let's keep our fingers crossed. i still hope i can catch all the shows i plan to see in nyc next week.

 
At 17 November, 2007, Anonymous OnGo said...

Let Hope Together

 
At 17 November, 2007, Anonymous Deckman said...

URGE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS TO CALL UPON THE LEAGUE TO SETTLE THE STRIKE:
Contact them at The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.;
226 West 47th Street; New York, NY 10036; (212) 764-1122 (telephone);
(212) 944-2136 (fax); e-mail at league@broadway.org.

Even a brief note shows the League that the theatergoing public supports the stagehands.

 
At 17 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears that talks will go on around the clock

 
At 17 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very GOOD MAN.
His Stagecraft was a legend

Tragedy struck the picket line Nov. 16. Francis Lavaia, a Lion King stagehand, suffered a fatal heart attack at 7 PM while demonstrating in front of the Minskoff Theatre. Mr. Lavaia, the Daily News reports, was 57 and was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

 

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