New Shows Under Contract

Volume 111, No. 3March, 2011

Recently, Local 802 negotiated a cabaret agreement with Urban Stages for “Musical Legends.” The production showcases four individual bands and celebrates the life and music of Pearl Bailey, Kay Ballard, Nat “King” Cole, and Marlene Dietrich. We were able to get this show under the Theatrical Showcase and Rules Agreement with a side letter covering eight musicians. The show runs Feb. 24 to March 13.

We also signed an Off Broadway Commercial Area Standards Agreement for a new musical entitled “Lucky Guy.” The show is a comedy about the Nashville music scene and will be playing with eight musicians at the Little Shubert for a 12-week limited engagement. Previews start on April 28 and the show opens on May 19.

A Minister’s Wife” a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Candida,” will be playing at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater for eight weeks. Local 802 signed a collective bargaining agreement with Lincoln Center that covers five musicians. Previews begin on April 7 and the show opens on May 8.

The Theatre Department also negotiated more shows in recent weeks, but space doesn’t permit their inclusion here. For more information, please contact Claudia Copeland at  (212) 245-4802, ext. 158.