NEW YORK -- The
stagehands strike against most Broadway producers in New York kept
many shows closed for a second week, but
the union and producers were "talking about talking" again,
according to the League of American Theaters and Producers.
However, at press time, no date had been set to resume
The strike had
already cast a long shadow over the theater district by leaving
more than two dozen houses dark over Thanksgiving weekend,
traditionally a lucrative time for Broadway and the city's tourism
producers of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The
Musical," won an injunction to force the reopening of the show.
According to a report from the Associated Press, an appeal was
pending at press time, but if that failed, the show was to reopen
on Nov. 23.
And the Nederlander
Producing Co., which owns nine of the 27 affected theaters, sued
the stagehands union, arguing the strike against their houses is
Broadway shows went on. In addition, off-Broadway shows, nonprofit
cultural organizations and special events such as the "Radio City
Christmas Spectacular" and Cirque du Soleil's "Wintuk" at the WaMu
Theater at Madison Square Garden, were not affected by the
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