Volume CI, No. 6June, 2001
SINGLE ENGAGEMENT CLUB DATES
E.J.O. Co., Inc. and Eric Ashley Productions recently became signatories to the Single Engagement Club Date Agreement, bringing the total number of signatories to fifty. E.J.O. Co., Inc. also acts as the agent for the steady/cabaret engagement at Feinstein’s at the Regency. Eric Ashley Productions is an active club date employer.
Naughty Knight: Local 802 has reached an agreement with the Jewish Repertory Theatre for the four musicians performing in this production at their new temporary headquarters, the 199-seat Duke Theatre. It is the first agreement reached at this new off-Broadway theatre.
Side musicians will receive a minimum weekly scale of $485 for eight or fewer performances, and the music director will receive $700. The associate conductor receives a 15 percent premium, and the rehearsal/audition musician will be paid $500 for a 40-hour/six-day week. The hourly rate is $30 for a minimum two-hour call and $20 for the orchestra. The rate for a one-hour call prior to performances will be $30. Premiums include 12½ percent for the first and 6¼ percent for each additional double and 25 percent for synthesizer. Musicians receive one week’s paid vacation after 25 weeks of employment and 4 percent in their weekly wages thereafter. Pension is 8 percent and health benefits are $50 per week. There are four musicians in this production, including the music director, all of whom have identity with the product.
Bat Boy: The Musical: A two-year agreement for this musical playing at the 499-seat Union Square Theatre provides a minimum performance scale of $700 for the orchestra, a 50 percent premium for the music director/conductor, and 15 percent for the associate conductor. The musicians will receive a 4 percent increase on the first anniversary of the contract. The rehearsal/audition musician receives $800 for a 40-hour/six-day week and $30 an hour for a minimum two-hour call. The hourly orchestra rate is $20, also for a minimum two-hour call.
Premiums are 12½ percent for the first and 6¼ percent for each additional double, 25 percent for synthesizer, and an in-costume premium of $15 per week. All musicians receive at least one double. Health benefits are $50 per week, pension is 8 percent, and the musicians will accrue one day’s sick leave for every 48 performances. They will receive one week of vacation after 25 weeks of performances, and 4 percent thereafter in their weekly wages. All six musicians, including the conductor, have identity with the product.
O Pioneers! A two-week agreement with the Acting Company for this musical production at the 250-seat Women’s Project (formerly Theatre Four) provides a minimum weekly scale of $600 for eight or fewer performances. The music director/conductor receives $900 per week for performances. Both the orchestra and music director/conductor will be paid an additional $150 for one four-hour rehearsal. The first double is to be paid at 12½ percent and each additional double at 6¼ percent, and the synthesizer premium is 25 percent. Benefits include health contributions of $50 per week, 8 percent pension and 6 percent vacation. All six musicians, including the conductor, have identity with the product.