Talks Resume In Broadway Strike

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 2:13 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) -- Talks resume on Sunday between Broadway producers and striking stagehands.

More than two dozen shows have been dark for more than two weeks. No talks were held during Thanksgiving week, usually one of the busiest weeks for Broadway.

The dispute focuses on how many stagehands it takes to open a Broadway show and keep it running. They maneuver the scenery, lights, sound systems and props.

Stagehands want a set number of workers required to put on a show. Producers want flexibility.

Eight shows remain in production. They're in theaters with separate contracts with the stagehands. All off-Broadway productions are open.