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.