If you’re planning a trip to New York and going to Broadway plays and musicals is what gets you most excited, you might want to cancel that trip, or at least wait until tomorrow to confirm. The governing board for actors across the country broke off talks with producers on Saturday.
The Actors’ Equity Association issued its final offer before 1 a.m. but the union spokesperson for the League of American Theatres and Producers said it was rejected.
The council called a meeting for Monday to decide what to do next. That could include striking as soon as early next week. That would mean Broadways shows like Avenue Q and Hairspray, and dozens more plays across the U.S., would be without actors.
The last time plays were shut down in 2003, it cost Broadway plays over $5 million.