Following is the text of 802’s most recent advertisement, which has been running on 1010 WINS:
Hello, I’m Bill Moriarity, president of the Local 802 Musicians’ Union, and we’re proud to bring you a few measures of a great song performed by a Broadway orchestra to celebrate one of New York City’s treasures, live music on Broadway. We’ve been through so much these last weeks that I thought a little music might help in the healing process.
Music can soothe, music can inspire and music can bring us together. Music is also a foundation of our city’s economy. Right now there are more than a dozen musicals on Broadway, not to mention the many off-Broadway shows, concerts and nightclubs.
Local 802 members, along with all of Broadway, recently supported New York City by taking steps to keep some shows alive as tourism declined. Now we’re following the mayor’s advice and trying to get back to normal – because it’s good for our city and it’s good for our country. So let’s all get on the same musical page, and go out and support live entertainment in New York. Thanks.
Thanks to Angel Records, whose quick response made it possible for Local 802 to secure 60 seconds of the instrumental version of “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” from the original cast album of Annie Get Your Gun, that played during the advertisement.