American Theatre: Actors’ Equity Strikes Broadway Development Labs

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

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