Before I continue, here are some links... they are a read of considerable concern for all those working on Broadway, and the audiences on their way in to see shows:
Needless to say, I'm worried.
Last night, I arrived at the theatre not knowing if we were going to perform or not, and the last bit of news I heard was that it was very possible that a lockout could take place, effectively shutting out everyone that's reponsible for putting on a show every night: cast, musicians, wardrobe people, and the stagehands. The stagehands are members of IATSE Local 1, and are currently in contract negotiations with the League of American Theaters and Producers.
At the moment we're going day to day... we don't know if we're going to have a performance today... we don't know if we're going to be allowed in the theatre or not. We don't know what the rest of the week will hold if a lockout takes place. I had to take home my more important personal items from my dressing room, just in case.
Keep your fingers crossed that the curtains rise on all the Broadway shows that fall under the League. No one wants to see Broadway go dark.