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And definately no matinee this Wednesday

Nov. 14 Matinee Performances of Darkened Theatres Canceled
By Andrew Gans
13 Nov 2007


Due to the ongoing stagehands strike, which began Nov. 10, the League of American Theatres and Producers has announced that matinee performances on Wednesday, Nov. 14 have been canceled for the 27 theatres darkened by the strike.

League spokesperson Alan Cohen told the Associates Press, "We will deal with the Wednesday evening performances on Tuesday."

Twenty-seven Broadway shows are currently dark because of the strike. Only eight shows will perform Tuesday evening, Nov. 13 and Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 14. Those shows include Cymbeline, Mary Poppins, Mauritius, Pygmalion, The Ritz, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Xanadu and Young Frankenstein. These productions are housed in theatres whose contracts with Local One are separate.

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This whole thing is getting bloody ridiculous. Local 1 stagehands aren't going to make any money if they don't go back to work. The other unions have a strike fund in place, so everyone else will get paid out of their respective unions, although I'm not sure how at this point. I still have to find out where I'm picking up my cheque from last week.

While I am bit upset at this whole thing, I am scheduled for 54 hours at $18/hr at the Manhattan School of Music next week. On top of which, myrddan is working there as well, and he will give me his share of the rent from that, so there is enough money to keep us going for now, and most likely for the rest of the year. So, strike or no strike, I will be okay.

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