Thu Nov 29 2007
The Broadway Strike has ended after 19 days and nearly $38 million in lost revenue. The Post reports that producers, stagehands, and theater-goers aren't the only ones pleased with the outcome; restaurant owners and employees are too. Randy Alexis, who manages the T.G.I Friday's on 46th and 7th, said the settlement of the walkout was fantastic because his restaurant lost $30,000 per week. If the strike continued, he would have been forced to lay off 20 people. Though details of the agreement were not disclosed, the Post's sources say the stagehands got an increase they're comfortable with.
All shows will be up and running in time for this evening's performances; Times Square will likely be packed with tourists trying to soak up as much Broadway as they can, so prepare yourselves.