Members of Actors’ Equity gathered in Times Square on Thursday to rally for new protections in their Broadway contract.
Actors' Equity will reopen its audition centers, as industry members and performers mull the benefits and disadvantages of virtual auditions.
The theatrical union has taken on a high-profile organizing effort at North Hollywood's Star Garden Topless Dive Bar after dancers have spent months picketing.
Broadway castmembers requested this action after reports of owed payments and benefits, including as recently as Thursday.
The productions impacted include 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'West Side Story,' 'The Iceman Cometh' and 'The Lehman Trilogy,' with the nondisclosure agreement release effective immediately.
"They should all be union," said Actors’ Equity executive director Alvin Vincent, Jr. as the guild takes a closer look at the relationship between the Broadway producers and non-union touring producers.
In its third-ever diversity and inclusion hiring bias report, Actors' Equity found "incremental progress" compared to previous studies but overall concluded that "the rate of change is glacial."
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.
Despite COVID-19 cases surging in Florida, the Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Park will reopen in less than 24 hours.
The conglomerate responded that it was "exercising our right" to reopen without the union performers.
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