Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lights Up on Broadway Tonight!

Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the stagehands' union settled their almost three-week strike against the League of American Theaters and Producers at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, November 28. The lights will go up on Broadway Thursday.

The five-year contract is tentative, as it must be ratified by the membership on December 9th. but the crew call was 1 p.m. today.

Sighs of relief are palpable; "Chicago" offered a special price for tonight.

From the scant details available, it appears that this is a win-win situation for both labor and management. Congratulations are due to all involved.

Patricia Jameson-Sammartano
WGT Culture Editor

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