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Deal Ends Broadway Strike

Stagehands will report back to work after 19-day walkout

(Newser) - Stagehands and theater producers reached a deal tonight to end the strike that has shut down Broadway for nearly three weeks, the AP reports. Negotiators ended a marathon bargaining session with a deal on compensation and work rules for the stagehands, and union members took down their picket lines, the... More »

Broadway Strike Talks Aim for Happy Ending

Hope of deal emerges as sides 'working hard' to negotiate

(Newser) - The curtain may be falling on the Broadway stagehands' strike, as producers and union reps sat down yesterday in an effort to resolve the dispute for the first time in a week. The marathon session, which carried into this morning, had both sides cautiously optimistic, reports Newsday: "I think... More »

Grinch Returns to Broadway Despite Strike

Holiday musical reopens after 2 weeks of darkness, picketing

(Newser) - Little girls and their parents flocked to this morning's reopening of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! after a 2-week hiatus, the Times reports. A stagehands' strike has shuttered most Broadway productions, but Grinch tickets went on sale after a judge ordered the show, which has a separate deal... More »

Broadway Stagehands, Producers Plan Talks

Stagehands, producers agree to meet this weekend

(Newser) - The stagehands striking on Broadway will resume talks with theater producers this weekend, the New York Times reports. The two sides were tight-lipped about whether the meeting would end the five-day strike, which has closed 27 shows on the Great White Way. But Michael Bloomberg called the negotiations “a... More »

B'way Strike Price: $17M a Day

With no talks scheduled, hotels, restaurants feeling the pain, worrying about tourists

(Newser) - The strike by theater stagehands is taking a big toll on Broadway’s $5-billion-a-year business, the Wall Street Journal reports. With restaurants, hotels, and bars feeling the pain as theatergoers stay away, officials estimate that the city that never sleeps is losing up to $17 million a day. No talks... More »

You'll See the Lights Go Out on Broadway

Stagehands begin strike, shut down most shows

(Newser) - Most Broadway shows will be closed today as stagehands begin a strike over new work rules. The move comes after three months of negotiations, reports Reuters, and only off-Broadway shows and a few large productions with their own contracts are spared. Theater officials predict the strike will last only a... More »

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