Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Should the ongoing stagehands strike go on indefinitely, look for several Broadway shows to shutter permanently. One such show that may be forced to close sooner than planned is the pretty good production of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Earlier today, I talked with a high-placed source with the show who relayed frustration with the ongoing situation and said that if the impasse between Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) and The League of American Theatres and Producers is not resolved "soon," the show will indeed shutter.
I can only hope that prediction will not come to fruition, but with each day passing without any word of further negotiations, I can't help but wonder how many other productions are in the same boat.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).