The show will go on! Broadway shows to reopen Thursday night

According to published reports, Broadway theaters and the stagehands union, Local 1, reached a tentative deal on Wednesday to end the 19-day strike that has kept New York's theater district dark since Nov. 10. Local 1 is expected to vote on the deal on Dec. 9.

According to Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the League of American Theaters and Producers, "performances for all shows will begin [Thursday night]."

In a statement posted on, Mayor Michale Bloomberg said: "The announcement of a tentative agreement between the Broadway stagehands and theater producers is great news not just for everyone who earns their living on or around Broadway, but for everyone who lives in, works in, or visits New York City. I have always believed that the best way to resolve labor disputes is around the bargaining table, and tonight's tentative agreement proves how true that is."

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