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Monday, November 19, 2007

Not So Fast, Grinch!

...said the Who's of Jujamcyn.
As long as we shut out those nasty stage-hands,
You'll sit tight and live off your own green eggs and ham!

(NYT updates: "the Jujamcyn theater chain, which owns the St. James, said that its theaters would remain dark until a settlement was reached with the stagehands.")

UPDATE: Steve on Broadway is right! (See Comments). This is real in-fighting.

From Steve's blog post:

Grinch producer James Sanna apparently is not willing to take Jujamcyn's decision lying down. He's ready to fight this battle in court.
According to WABC-TV Eyewitness News:
"This is unbelievable that this show is not going to happen because of this larger dispute," Sanna said. "We really need to take action tomorrow, so what we are going to do is go to court and try to get our show open."
So there you have it folks, a tale of a production -- ironically about greed and stealing Christmas away from the children -- fighting to perform just in time for the throngs who have already purchased their tickets for the show.

1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Garrett, Looks like this will play out in court. Never a dull moment!