Grinch Can't Steal Christmas, Judge Orders

Stageworkers' striking was not to her liking; this show will go on
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2007 9:11 AM CST
In this image released by Running Subway Productions, a scene from a performance of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.", is shown. (AP Photo/Running Subway Productions, Paul Kolnik)   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – A Manhattan judge ruled against some of Broadway's striking stagehands yesterday, ordering the musical "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" to resume performances tomorrow, the AP reports. The injunction, which may save the show from financial doom, also unleashed a flood of kid-lit wordplay on the unsuspecting public.

"I think one Grinch in town is enough," reasoned the Supreme Court judge, after producers brought their case arguing that the show's special contract made it exempt from the strike that has darkened two dozen Broadway stages. Meanwhile, a major Broadway producer of seven shows has sued for $35 million in damages from striking unions.