Broadway Producers: Actors Should Make Less For Road Tours

Broadway producers have proposed to actors that they lower their pay in national touring companies. “Over the last several years, the road has changed dramatically. Today, low-cost non-Equity and nonunion touring companies and alternatives to theatre such as ‘Riverdance,’ etc. are everywhere. This competition has meant fewer opportunities for us, league producers, to produce. That’s why there are fewer jobs and fewer workweeks for Equity members. If we cannot produce, you cannot work.”