Broadway World: Actors' Equity Association Sets Deadline for Development Agreement

Actors’ Equity Association has advised The Broadway League of its intention to cease issuing contracts for work on the Development Agreement starting June 17 if meaningful progress is not made in negotiations by that date.

The Development Agreement is used for the development of new works by Broadway League producers, usually prior to an intended Production Contract engagement. This season alone, shows that relied on the Development Agreement on their road to Broadway include Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Gatsby, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Harmony, The Heart of Rock and Roll, How to Dance in Ohio, Lempicka, The Notebook, Once Upon a One More Time, The Outsiders, Suffs, Water for Elephants and The Wiz. Equity and the Broadway League have been in negotiations since January 22, 2024, and the current agreement expired on February 11.