Deadline: Actors’ Equity Assn. Authorizes A Strike Against Broadway League Over Expiring Development Agreement

The labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre has voted to authorize a strike against The Broadway League, the trade association for Broadway.

The National Council of Actors’ Equity Association’s unanimous vote does not begin a strike. But it is a saber rattle that business as usual could be disrupted if they can’t reach consensus on the Development Agreement, which supports the creation of new works by Broadway League producers.

The current agreement has been under discussion since last month. It expires on Sunday.