More Talks On Broadway


Sunday, November 18th 2007, 3:44 pm
By: News On 6


NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway stagehands and theater producers have been meeting again on Sunday in an effort to resolve a strike that's threatening to leave more than two dozen shows dark over Thanksgiving.

Twenty-seven plays and musicals have been shut down for more than a week. The Thanksgiving holiday is usually one of Broadway's best weeks of the year.

The stagehands have been working without a contract since July. Negotiations have focused on work rules, specifically how many stagehands are required to open a Broadway show and keep it running.

Neither the union nor the producers would comment on the resumption of the talks. They also met yesterday for more than 12 hours.

The shows idled by the strike include some of Broadway's biggest hits. They include "Wicked," "Jersey Boys," "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Lion King" and "Mamma Mia!"