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Posted January 3, 2006

EQUITY FILES UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE CHARGES AGAINST SUPPER CLUB

Discrimination Against Actors Prompts Action

NEW YORK, N.Y. Tuesday, January 3, 2006 – Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) has filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against the Supper Club and its owner, located in the heart of the Broadway theater district, the Union announced today.

The ULP was prompted by discrimination, and coercive tactics, against actors who are represented by Equity when the Supper Club refused to allow a theatrical production entitled THE RAT PACK IS BACK to continue performances because members of the cast were represented by the Union. In addition, The Supper Club replaced the production with a similar non-union production entitled FRANK, DEAN & SAMMY, LIVE IN CONCERT.

Written, directed and produced by David Cassidy, who earned national recognition as Keith in the television hit “The Partridge Family,” THE RAT PACK IS BACK had started previews November 17, 2005 but went on a one-week hiatus before returning to the stage. The Las Vegas-style revue was set to open in early December but was forced to close “due to unforeseen and irreconcilable circumstances,” according to a statement Mr. Cassidy issued.

Actors’ Equity Association, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 stage actors and stage managers nationwide.


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