Broadway Strike Scuttles League Conference in Chicago

News   Broadway Strike Scuttles League Conference in Chicago The League of American Theatres and Producers' biennial conference, scheduled to begin Nov. 14 in Chicago, has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing Broadway stagehands strike that has shut down most of Broadway.

Producers and presenters from around the country were to gather to discuss industry issues in meetings and seminars, and to visit Windy City venues. "Though it was a very difficult decision to postpone the Biennial Conference, we felt that it was the right thing to do at this time," League spokesman Alan S. Cohen said.

The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. is the trade association of the Broadway industry. The League "oversees and promotes the common interests of its membership — theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers of Broadway and touring Broadway productions, as well as theatrical suppliers, restaurateurs, shipping and freight companies, booking agents, travel agents, designers, ticketing agents, and hotel managers. The League works to increase interest in commercial theatre throughout North America, strives to foster a sense of community among all members, and develops programs addressing the unique needs of its members."

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