The longest serving Actors’ Equity Association executive director, he led the union from 1981 to 2006.
A spark that started in Chicago has caught fire around the country, as both staff and performers for Drunk Shakespeare join Actors’ Equity.
After a COVID hiatus, the award recognizing art and social impact will give be given to 3 recipients for the years 2021-2023.
The agreement averts a threatened strike by Equity members.
The union has been negotiating with the Broadway League for a new national touring contract since January; the current contract expired on Feb. 5.
The agreement comes after 6 days of in-person bargaining and multiple sessions on Zoom.
An analysis of data from 2021 shows a slight increase in jobs for BIPOC and non-binary union members, as well as wage gaps for older workers.
The first preview of the acclaimed musical, about the lynching of a falsely accused Jewish American, was picketed by neo-Nazis.
The open membership policy, which has sharply increased the percentage of union members of color since 2021, will mean a phase-out of the Equity Membership Candidate program.
The rally launched fundraising efforts for the Equitable Payroll Fund.