|HERE LIES LOVE to open with no live musicians|
|Posted by: selmerboy 03:38 pm EDT 05/25/23|
|Something that has been going around the Broadway musician community for weeks now, but may or may not have filtered up to the theater community at large is that the new production of Here Lies Love at the Broadway Theater will be performed without any live musicians. The entire show is tracked. Maybe they are using the tracks that were created for the off-Broadway production.
The union has been working behind the scenes for months to try and get the producers to live up to their end of the CBA with regards to the theater minimums (19 for the Broadway), or come to an agreement on a special situations plan that would use at least some musicians, but are having no luck as of yet. Ironically, one of the major proponents of using the recordings is David Byrne himself, who made such a huge deal of having all of the music in American Utopia performed live on stage.
I believe Local 802 is currently weighing if and when to make a larger public stink about the negotiations.
My question to this board is: would anyone care?
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