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  • 'Mary Poppins' goes on despite Broadway's Stagehand Strike

    Just the Shows:
    Who's Playing Nov. 11 and Who's Not


    By Andrew Gans
    Playbill
    11 Nov 2007

    Ashley Brown in Mary Poppins, which is open for business Nov. 11.
    photo by Joan Marcus

    According to the official website of the League of American Theatres and Producers, only eight Broadway shows will play Nov. 11 due to the strike by Local One, the stagehands union. The remaining Broadway productions will be dark.
    The eight Broadway shows that will be running follow:

    Cymbeline at 3 PM at the Vivian Beaumont Theater
    Mary Poppins at 1 and 6:30 PM at the New Amsterdam Theatre
    Mauritius at 2 PM at the Biltmore Theatre
    Pygmalion at 2 PM at the American Airlines Theatre
    The Ritz at 2 PM at Studio 54
    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at 3 and 7:30 PM at Circle in the Square
    Xanadu at 3 PM at the Helen Hayes Theatre
    Young Frankenstein at 3 PM at the Hilton Theatre
    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/112691.html
    Last edited by Monorail Man; 11-12-2007, 09:34 AM.
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: 'Mary Poppins' goes on despite Broadway's Stagehand Strike

    Day 6: Stagehands Strike Continues, But Negotiations Planned


    By Andrew Gans
    Playbill
    15 Nov 2007

    Outside the Minskoff, home of The Lion King.




    Stagehands strike outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre, home of Cyrano de Bergerac,
    which will be dark until further notice.
    photo by Andrew Ku
    The Seafarer, the new Conor McPherson play at the Booth Theatre, had been scheduled to officially open on The Great White Way Nov. 15. That opening has been postponed, as the Booth — like 26 other Broadway houses — remains dark due to the ongoing stagehands strike that has now entered its sixth day.

    Although the mood along the Rialto has been growing increasingly dim, especially as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend — one of the busiest theatre-going periods of the year — quickly approaches, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. The League of American Theatres and Producers and Local One, the stagehands union, issued a statement Nov. 14 that said the two sides will return to the negotiating table this coming weekend.
    The one silver lining in the overall box-office tumble was that seven of the shows not hit by the strike (Young Frankenstein does not reveal its grosses to the League) have seen a bump in attendance. Attendance for the Nov. 5-11 week was up for each of these productions: Cymbeline (67.3%, up from 57.5% the previous week), Mary Poppins (96.7%, from 72.4%), Mauritius (76.3%, from 72.0%), Pygmalion (94.8%, from 91.4%), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (77.3%, from 68.8%), The Ritz (81.0%, from 67.5%) and Xanadu (75.5%, from 55.2%).

    Besides shows and neighboring restaurants, the strike's impact is being felt by hotels, gift shops, bars, taxis, pedicabs, even charitable organizations such as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, who all depend on the lights going up eight times a week.
    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/112795.html
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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      Re: 'Mary Poppins' goes on despite Broadway's Stagehand Strike

      Just goes to show how selfish unions are. they don't consider how strikes affect not only the "rich" bosses but also the other people who's jobs depend on them. now all these shows are dark and how many people are out of work?

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