May 5, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NYC musicians cheer news of Broadway fall comeback
The following statement can be attributed to AFM Local 802 President Adam Krauthamer:
The musicians of NYC are thrilled to bring live music back to Broadway and are excited that the Broadway League will resume ticket sales this month for Fall 2021 performances. Broadway is the heart and soul of NYC and its revival this fall will be a true sign of our industry’s recovery. We’re looking forward to a bright future filled with the best live musical theatre that makes NYC the arts capital of the world. The rebirth of Broadway is also an opportunity to take a hard look at our industry as we continue to fight bullying and intimidation and commit to respect, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion for all artistic workers.
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Local 802 represents thousands of highly skilled musicians who drive New York City’s thriving cultural and tourism economy. Its members — who perform on Broadway, at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Radio City, in recording studios, as teaching artists, on late-night TV shows and in other televised bands, in hotels, clubs, festivals and venues across NYC — are protected by collective bargaining agreements ensuring proper classification, fair treatment and a living wage.
Adam Krauthamer is a professional horn player in NYC. He paused his performing career to run for president of Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, and when he was elected in 2018 at the age of 37, he became his union’s youngest president.