Strike: Actors’ Equity Puts All New Show Development Work With The Broadway League On Its #Donotwork List

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• Created: January 9, 2019

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NYC – After nearly two years of unsuccessful attempts to negotiate a new contract to replace the Lab Agreement with the Broadway League, members of Actors’ Equity Association have declared a strike calling for a halt to all new show development work with members of the Broadway League.

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The Lab Agreement with the Broadway League is a contract used for the development of new productions, often musicals. Weekly salaries on the agreement have been frozen since 2007. The strike was authorized by Equity’s National Council and follows media reports that 2018 was Broadway’s highest-ever grossing year on record.

TyNia Rene Brandon, Kamille Upshaw, Kyle Selig, Andrea Burns, Gret Henson, Erika enningsen, Josh Daniel, Stephanie Bissonnette and Stephen Bogardus Along with Actors’ Equity members talk to Broadway audiences about why they are fighting for a better development contract with the Broadway League after the Union announced Monday a strike for all development work with the Broadway League. TKTS Booth, Duffy Square Neil January 8, 2019 in New York City.

With the strike, Equity has placed its Lab Agreement, Workshop Agreement and Staged Reading Contract and Stage Reading guidelines with the Broadway League on its DO NOT WORK list. Any Equity member who is offered work on any developmental agreement, produced by a Broadway League member producer, should contact


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