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Posted by: reed23 09:38 am EST 01/13/22
In reply to: re: In short: seriously? *NOW* the producers need partners? - waterfall 08:41 am EST 01/13/22

"A source at the Broadway League said: “We felt like the unions laughed at us, and did not listen to what we were proposing. It felt like the unions did not care if more people were put totally out of work or see more shows close. When they started objecting about the booster mandate, it was like, ‘Guys, we don’t have time for this. We are just trying to keep people alive.’ Union leaders are used to negotiating for months and months, creating problems. Their wholesale ‘no’ is what puts shows in jeopardy.”

I'm not sure why or how Paul Masse, a pit keyboardist, was interviewed: "This is a producing responsibility, not an employee responsibility; staffing your show to the level needed to remain open is a management concern." This comment reflects the odd view that shows' temporary shut-downs are exclusively because of insufficient understudies and covers – neglecting other reasons, such as, say, plummeting audience attendance for a show already on the ropes, and the prospect of a show losing six digits a week, when it might survive if the COVID numbers improve (which they are in NYC, gradually).
Link https://www.thedailybeast.com/broadway-unions-revolt-over-proposal-to-half-workers-pay-during-covid-pauses
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