Performers and stage managers were released from agreements they signed to work on four shows that were produced by Scott Rudin after their union, Actors' Equity, filed complaints.
Despite an attempt to ban smartphones in the theater, a video of the actor's nude scene in the Broadway production of "Take Me Out" circulated widely online.
The union said it was withdrawing the petition because the producers of the nonunion tour now plan to end its run in June.
Employees of a nonunion production are seeking improved compensation and safety protocols, saying a union version of the same musical pays better.
As Omicron spreads, shows are relying on replacement actors more than ever. And productions without enough of them have had to cancel performances.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and fellow Democrats responded to strong lobbying from small nonprofit theaters to support their reopening.
Under the agreement that will pave the way to reopening the shows, touring company members will be required to be fully vaccinated.
The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city would create a vaccination site for theater workers to try to help Broadway shows reopen by the fall.
The state will allow plays, concerts and other performances to start again April 2 for audiences of up to 100 people indoors, or 200 outdoors.
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