On Nov. 17, members of Actors’ Equity Association will rally in Times Square on the pedestrian plaza between Broadway and Seventh Ave., 45th and 46th Streets, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The gathering of the national union for actors and stage managers is intended as a display of solidarity while Equity continues negotiations with The Broadway League on a Broadway production contract.
Members are calling for “a fair contract” to result from negotiations — which began in September — including changes to rules regarding coverage, scheduling and safe workplaces.
This contract is the union’s largest and governs shows on Broadway as well as Broadway League-produced sit-down shows in other parts of the country.
Last week, Equity members began sharing their concerns online with the hashtag #ItsAboutTimeBroadway.
Equity is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers.