Nederlanders Sue Stagehands for $35 M.

The Nederlander Organization is suing striking stagehands in a $35 million claim filed late Tuesday. The Nederlanders, whose theaters stage several of Broadway’s most popular current productions, claim that the stagehands’ strike is costing $17 million a day.

From Reuters:

"Producers sued members of Local and its president James Claffey Jr. in Manhattan federal court seeking to recover damages for lost revenues… The League of American Theaters and Producers has said the strike that has darkened some 25 productions since November 10 is costing a total of about $17 million for every day it lasts."

Broadwayworld.com notes:

 

The Nederlander Organization currently owns the following strike-affected houses: Gershwin (Wicked), Neil Simon (Hairspray), Richard Rodgers (Cyrano de Bergerac), Brooks Atkinson (Grease), Nederlander (Rent), Marquis (The Drowsy Chaperone), Minskoff (The Lion King), Lunt-Fontanne (The Little Mermaid) and Palace (Legally Blonde).