Actors' Equity declared a strike Monday against the lab process used to develop new Broadway shows, particularly musicals. The union, which represents performers on stage, said it had been trying for two years to negotiate a new contract with the Broadway League, which represents theater owners, producers and others.
Weekly salaries on the Lab Agreement have been frozen since 2007, the union said. Equity wants developmental performers to share in profits, which the union said some shows, such as Frozenand Mean Girls, do offer but which the Broadway League has refused to agree to as part of the new contract. Last year, 2018, was the Great White Way’s highest-grossing year on record. READ MORE