Broadway Still Dark

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Theater.


If
your Thanksgiving agenda included seeing a Broadway show this week, you
might want to start thinking about alternative plans. Last night, the
stagehands union and the League of Americans Theaters ended negotiations after 24 hours of talks, signaling this strike might endure awhile longer.

The strike has now lasted nine days, costing theaters and their
surrounding businesses about $2 million per day in lost revenue.
Meanwhile, shows have been canceled through next Sunday, meaning that
more than two dozen shows will miss the second most lucrative week of
the year.

Luckily, however, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” will re-open its doors
tomorrow night at the St. James Theater because it has a separate
contract with the stagehands union. Despite their similarities, the
producers will not play the Grinch. But the LAT has already stolen
Thanksgiving on Broadway by ending negotiations last night, and if
talks keep stalemating, it won’t be long before they steal Christmas
too.

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