In a letter to members of Actors’ Equity Association, obtained by Deadline, the union says that the Broadway League’s decision to adopt a “mask optional” policy for audience members beginning in July was “made unilaterally, without input” from the union.
COBRA subsidies have been secured for arts workers in New York.
The vaccine mandate for Broadway performers and other crew members will remain in place, despite an exemption announced Thursday by New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
Actors’ Equity has hired a new team of public health consultants to advise the union on COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
The unions say the producer, behind hits including “Rent”, “Avenue Q”, “In the Heights”, and “Six”, is manipulating the Covid situation to avoid the traditionally slow winter months.
Industry members talk New York's billion-dollar theater industry, how COVID changed the culture and why Broadway's return to "normal" may take years.
Kate Shindle, Actors' Equity Association President, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss actors returning to the Broadway stage safely and post-pandemic employment outlook for actors.
Cast members with Service Trades Council Union and Actors Equity Association must be vaccinated by Oct. 22
Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League have negotiated additional terms for the industry’s reopening, including an allowance for prorated weekly pay.
The new agreement between Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League covers both workers and audiences for Broadway shows as well as sit-down productions across the U.S.
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