Tentative deal reached in Broadway strike

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsCharlotte St. Martin, executive director of the league, called the deal “a good compromise that serves our industry.” “What is most important is that Broadway’s lights will once again be shining brightly with a diversity of productions that will delight all theatergoers during this holiday time,” she said. NEW YORK – Broadway stagehands and theater producers reached a tentative agreement Wednesday night to end a strike and almost immediately return to the stage most of the two dozen plays and musicals that have been shut down for more than two weeks. The settlement came after two days of marathon, all-night sessions and months of negotiation between Local 1 and the League of American Theatres and Producers. The walkout, which began Nov. 10, has cost the city and theaters millions of dollars in lost income. Bruce Cohen, a spokesman for the union, confirmed the agreement ending the 19-day work stoppage. “We’re glad there’s a deal, and everyone should go back to work and the public should go see a Broadway show,” Cohen said. Most shows were expected to resume performances today, the league said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more