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First TV, now Broadway

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Baseball players are gonna start feeling antsy if this keeps up.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stagehands will go on strike Saturday, a move expected to darken most of the plays and musicals on Broadway, according to a person close to contract negotiations.
    The strike was to begin at 11 a.m., shuttering an early matinee of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical," said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the person was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
    Both the union, Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, and the League of American Theatres and Producers held two days of unproductive meetings Wednesday and Thursday, reportedly contentious negotiations.
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Somewhere, Moddy cries.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    NO! Please, NO!
    Have tickets for Spamalot next Sunday
  4. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    If Upright Citizens Brigade goes on strike on the heels of these moves, America might grind to a halt.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Long as they're settled by Christmas, I'll be OK. But I feel for those who plotted, planned and paid out the ass for this weekend.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Have early-December seats.

    Would like to think they'll settle before Thanksgiving . . . but I expect a whole lot of posturing in the next week or so . . .

    At least this gives Roger Bart a chance to rest his aching back before soldiering on in Mel's Stiff of the Month.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Not true, Ben. Young Frankenstein is one of eight shows that have separaete contracts with the stagehands and are still running.

    Got tickets to see that in January

    Eight Broadway shows are still performing since they are playing in theaters with separate Local One contracts. "The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Young Frankenstein," "Mary Poppins," "Songbird," "Mauritius," "Pygmalion," "The Ritz" and "Cymbeline."
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Yep, you're right. Good catch.

    Watching with interest, given the broad rumors afloat that Bart would likely be missing goodly numbers of performances as he seeks to address his back miseries . . .
  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member


    The full story and a complete list of what's affected and not affected can be found at the above link.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    John Lloyd Young is getting out of Jersey Boys the weekend after Thanksgiving. Be a shame if it isn't settled before he can go on again.
    Norm from Cheers is now playing mom Edna in Hairspray.
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