Radio City Annual Christmas Spectacular – LaborPress Special Feature

November 21, 2016 
Radio City is a landmark in New York City’s entertainment world. Opened in 1932, it was then the largest indoor theatre in the world. The annual Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, first produced in 1933, is seen by more than 1 million people during the holiday season, and the 5,910-seat theatre is also home to the annual Tony awards and has been the scene of some legendary concerts. Over the next several weeks, LaborPress will be running a series of articles spotlighting the hundreds of workers onstage and backstage—stagehands, actors, wardrobe workers, musicians, sound technicians, the Rockettes, and more—whose labor makes Radio City what it is.

Radio City: What It Takes to Run America’s Spectacular Showplace

November 21, 2016 

By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Putting on Radio City’s annual Christmas Spectacular takes an incredible amount of work. “America’s #1 Holiday Show,” which opened Nov. 11 and will run through Jan. 2, has a cast of 150, including singers, musicians, and the Radio City Rockettes, and a stage crew of more than 250 workers.

Actors Equity Association Continues Contract Negotiations for Off Broadway

November 15, 2016 
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

New York, NY - Actors Equity Association is currently negotiating a new agreement with Off-Broadway theater owners. The current contract expired on November 6, 2016. The pay increase that is being negotiated is for actors and stage managers are to enable this class of union members to obtain a living wage.

Movie Production Creates NY Jobs

November 12, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. have announced Ocean's 8, the latest installment of the blockbuster Ocean’s series, is filming in New York State.

Review of “Love, Love, Love” A Roundabout Theater Production

November 9, 2016 
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

New York, NY - “Love, Love, Love” ;is a satirical play written by Mike Bartlett. The show which is named from the first lines of the Beetles song, “All You Need is Love”  takes us from the 1960’s to present day as we look at two baby boomers who live in England.. ‘Are they self-absorbed and selfish individuals? This is an overarching theme of the play.

Local 802 Mourns the Loss of Bassist Bob Cranshaw

November 7, 2016
By Peter Murdock

Bob Cranshaw.

New York, NY - The head of the Associated Musicians of New York, Local 802, AFM, is hailing the late bassist Bob Cranshaw this week, as a giant in the both the music industry and labor community. Crenshaw, 83, passed away at his home in Manhattan on November 2. 

Review of “The Front Page” At the Broadhurst Theater

November 7, 2016  
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

New York, NY -  Extra Extra read all about it, the “Front Page” is a star studded hit.  This is a classic comedy by Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur originally produced by George S. Kaufman and which originally opened in 1928.

Review of “Falsettos” A Lincoln Center Theater Production at the Walter Kerr Theater

November 3, 2016  
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

New York, NY - “Falsettos” is an award winning musical comedy which first appeared on Broadway in 1992.The book was co-written by James Lapine and William Finn who also wrote the words and music.

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