All musicians in the following theatrical agreements have identity with the product for at least three years following the termination of the show. Health benefits are capped at $7.25 per call and $58 per week per musician. Pension is paid at 9 percent. Each agreement contains language related to instrument rental. Musicians earn sick leave of one performance off for every 48 performances worked except the short-term “Fiorello” contract (below). Dress rehearsals are paid at the performance rate. In addition, these employers have agreed to print the names of the musicians in the programs, as well as the Local 802 logo.
“Ministry of Progress, The Musical.” A three-year contract was negotiated with Ideal Theatricals (Keith LePan, producer) for its production in the 257-seat Jane Street Theatre. The minimum scale wage is $690.10 including a guaranteed first double for an eight-performance week. Additional premiums are calculated with the double. The premium for the music director is 40 percent and the associate is 15 percent. The wage for both orchestra and rehearsal/audition musicians is $746.75 for a 40-hour week. The per-hour wage for rehearsal/audition musicians is $28.32 with a minimum call of two hours. For orchestra musicians, the per-hour wage is $20.08 with a minimum call of two hours. The doubling premiums are 12.5 percent for the first and 6.25 percent for each additional. The premium for synthesizer is 20 percent; the librarian earns a 6.25 percent premium. Musicians receive a costume premium as of the seventeenth week of performances of $20 per week and a vacation premium as of the seventeenth week of 4 percent of the weekly gross wages. Music preparation pays 80 percent of general price list.
“Johnny Guitar.” A one-year agreement was reached with Roy Gabay Theatrical Production & Management Company (Nick van Hoogstraten, producer) for its musical in the 299-seat Century Center Theatre. The minimum weekly performance scale covering four musicians is $700, which includes one guaranteed doubling premium. Additional premiums are calculated on a base of $690.10. The music director receives 40 percent above the base and includes the synthesizer premium. The rehearsal/audition musician scale is $746.75 for a 40-hour week; the hourly rate is $28.32 with a minimum two-hour call. The orchestra hourly rate is $20.08, also with a minimum two-hour call. The guitarist receives a related doubling premium of 3.125 percent above the base. Vacation pays 4 percent of gross as of the first rehearsal, and music preparation pays 80 percent of general price list.
“They Wrote That?” A limited eight-week engagement contract was negotiated with Snug Harbor Productions (Brannon Wiles, general manager for this show) appearing at the 108-seat McGinn/Casale Theatre. The minimum scale wages covering five musicians is $600 for an eight-performance week. The premiums for the music director and associate conductor are 50 percent and 15 percent respectively. The rehearsal/audition musician scale for a 40-hour, 6-day workweek is $950, and $35 per hour, with a minimum two-hour call. The orchestra rehearsal scale pays $24 per hour, with a minimum two-hour call. The doubling premium is 12.5 for the first instrument and 6.25 percent for each additional. The synthesizer premium is 12.5 percent. Vacation pays 4 percent as of the first rehearsal. Music preparation pays 100 percent of general price list.
“Fiorello.” A contract was negotiated with Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc. (Rick Smart, production manager and Paul Goldberg, producer) for its production at the 750-seat Performing Arts Theatre. The minimum scale for the 13 musicians is $131.76 per performance for a total of nine performances over three weeks. The premiums for music director and associate conductor are 25 percent and 10 percent respectively. The rehearsal/audition musician scale is $1,125.05 for a 40-hour week and $87.18 for a two hour minimum call. Orchestra rehearsals are $68, with a minimum two-hour call and a one-hour rehearsal prior to performances pays $44 with the exception that on opening night the one hour pays $22. The first double pays 12.5 percent and each additional pays 6.25 percent. The synthesizer premium pays 25 percent. Vacation pay is 4 percent of gross wages as of the first rehearsal on Jan. 17. Musicians are reimbursed for transporting cartage instruments including parking. Music preparation pays the Broadway scale, except that benefits are paid according to the general price list.