The New York Times: Broadway Actors to Refuse Development Work Over Profit-Sharing Impasse

The theater actors’ union said on Monday that it was barring its members from taking part in developmental work on Broadway shows while it demands a new contract that includes some profit-sharing.

Actors' Equity called the action a strike, and said it would take effect immediately, preventing its members from working on developmental labs, workshops and staged readings. About a quarter of all Broadway shows use developmental labs to test out material, and there are several labs scheduled in coming months that will not take place unless the dispute is settled. READ MORE