Still no announced breakthroughs on the Actors' Equity/Les Miz flap, however, Equity spokesperson Helaine Feldman told Playbill On-Line that at the beginning of next week, signs look strong for a resolution. "We're issuing no releases," she said, "and nothing's been signed yet. But I think we're looking at a new agreement. I'm glad it will be over."
The Publicity Office, spokespersons for the Mackintosh office, had no statement to make about the situation except that things were "status quo."
For more information on the controversy, please see previous Les Miserables stories on Playbill On-Line.
In other Les Miz news, for the third year in a row, that show and Miss Saigon will hold a discount ticket sale for the winter months. Dubbed "The Original Winter Great White Way Sale" ("Serino Coyne called it 'the original'" Thibodeau said, "because so many other shows ended up copying the format"), the discount offer works like this:
Tickets for Les Miserables and/or Miss Saigon during the months of January and February will be priced as follows -- $30 for orchestra & front mezzanine; $20 and $10 for rear mezzanine. Tickets go on sale via Telecharge (212) 239-6200, Dec. 8 and may be purchased Dec. 8-Dec. 24 only. Saigon tickets are available Monday through Thursday; Miz tix do the trick Tuesday through Thursday. "We sell out nearly every ticket when we have these sales," Thibodeau said. "Each year we sold a half-million dollars' worth of tickets on each show."