"Broadway strike ends, but Hollywood's drags on"
Original article appeared in the Star Tribune.
For several weeks, the Broadway stage hands were on strike in New York City. This ended up shutting down the Broadway shows for a while, but now a new contract has been made with the stagehands and the shows will resume once again.
The strike officially ended on November 28. But before it ended, Broadway lost a lot of business during one of it's most successful times of the year. The main shows that were shut down were "Wicked", "The Lion King", "Rent" and "Jersey Boys".
The ratification of the stagehands contract was ratified at an overwhelming rate.
Unfortunately, the strike by the writers in Hollywood is still underway. It has lasted for six weeks now and does not seem to be coming to an end. Negotiations are not going well.
Right now the strike has caused many prime-time and late night TV shows to switch completely to reruns. Also, a lot of the writers have been having to live off of savings.