Wednesday, October 10, 2007

For once, I am glad I have no Broadway tickets

WNYC is reporting this morning that the Stagehands Union did not accept the final offer of League of American Theatres and Producers but countered with their final couteroffer. Around 1:00 am Charlotte St. Martin, the League's executive director, said the "[U]nions' offer made the situation worse for all productions" and no further meetings are scheduled.


If there is a lock-out, all Broadway theatres will be affected except the Disney houses (right now, that's only Mary Poppins and The Lion King and the Hilton (Young Frankenstein, possibly one of the roots of the problem with its higher than ever ticket prices, will still be able begin previews on October 11th) and the not-for-profit groups Roundabout, MTC and Lincoln Center Theater.

4 comments:

Kari said...

Ugh: strikes everywhere. So! Who's up for dinner on Saturday?

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Sarah, While the New Amsterdam would remain open, I believe the Minskoff (and thus The Lion King) would be affected by a lockout. Am I wrong?

SarahB said...

I'm not sure - I guess if Disney is just leasing the Minskoff then it would be affected. IBDB indicates that the Nederlanders operate it.

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Sarah, I believe that Disney only owns the New Amsterdam.