Broadway World: Actors' Equity Ramps Up Social Media Campaign For #UniteTheRoad

Actors' Equity has taken to social media along with its membership to pressure The Broadway League to renegotiate agreements relating to the compensation of actors and stage managers on touring contracts.

The union's primary demands include an increase in per diem rates (that cover touring housing costs and food on the road), additional coverage for actors and stage managers, and wage increases that 'reflect the economic realities of today.'

Equity states that per diem rates only rise a 'few dollars' per year, but government CPI data reports that since 2020 when all Broadway tours shut down, the cumulative rate of inflation was 16.2%.