Broadway Talks Collapse, Theaters Dark Another Week

Negotiations between Local 1 and the League of American Theatres and Producers broke down Sunday after a weekend of meetings and discussions. 27 plays and musicals will remain dark during what is typically a high-grossing week for Broadway, according to the Associated Press.

“We are profoundly disappointed to have to tell you that talks broke off tonight, and that no further negotiations are scheduled,” Charlotte St. Martin, the league’s executive director, said in a statement.

“Out of respect for our public and our loyal theatergoers, many of whom are traveling from around the world, we regret that we must cancel performances through Sunday Nov. 25,” she added.

Bruce Cohen, a spokesman for Local 1, the stagehands’ union, said that before the talks broke off, the producers informed the union that what the local had “offered was simply not enough.”