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Broadway unions speak out against Supreme Court ruling

Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society are speaking out against the Supreme Court ruling on public unions, as organized labor...

Broadway casting directors and League work toward settlement

Broadway casting directors and the Broadway League have made "significant progress" toward a settlement in the lawsuit concerning the unionization of the casting directors. In...

Actors’ Equity Association votes in 55 council seats in national council election

Actors' Equity Association announced the results of their 2018 National Council election Thursday, voting in 55 council seats across three regions. Kate Shindle, who ran...

Actors’ Equity votes to change the name of the Gypsy Robe

The Gypsy Robe is changing its name. After hearing concerns about the insensitivity of the name, the Actors’ Equity Association has voted to rename...

Actors’ Equity pushes for creation of Tony Award categories honoring ensembles

The Actors’ Equity Association is pushing to create two new Tony Award categories that honor equity choruses and ensembles in musicals or plays. Actors’...

Actors’ Equity announces formation of sexual harassment prevention committee

Actors’ Equity Association announced the formation of a committee Friday to prevent sexual harassment in theater. The committee is meant to come up with...

Actors’ Equity and ‘Rocktopia’ reach tentative contract agreement

"Rocktopia" has reached a tentative agreement with the Actors' Equity Association, the union said Tuesday. The concert, which began previews at the Broadway Theatre Tuesday,...

Actors’ Equity speaks out against ‘Rocktopia’ over pay for chorus members

The Actors’ Equity Association is taking aim at “Rocktopia” after it has not provided an Equity contract for its chorus members. “Rocktopia,” a concert...

Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds elects new co-chairs

The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds has new leadership. Laura Penn, head of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and D. Joseph Hartnett of...

Actors’ Equity updates showcase code, takes out ticket cap

The Actors’ Equity Association updated its showcase code for the first time since 2009, formally eliminating price caps on tickets, among other changes. The...

New York unions pledge to stand behind casting directors

A coalition representing 39 unions in New York City is speaking up for casting directors and urging the Broadway League to allow them to...

BroadwayCon reaches contract agreement with Actors’ Equity

BroadwayCon has reached a three-year agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association that sets standard contracts for Equity members, while adding provisions for shorter appearances. The...

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society elects new board leadership

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has elected a new vice president and a new secretary. The union, which has an active membership of...

Actors’ Equity sends email to 1,500 employers on sexual harassment policies

The Actors’ Equity Association has conducted a national outreach on sexual harassment, as Broadway contends with allegations in the community. The union sent an...