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Photo Flash: Broadway on Strike

It's a very rare scene on Broadway today... the theatres are empty!

Over two-dozen Broadway houses have closed their doors while members of the Local One Union are on strike.  Sidewalks that would normally be filled with anxious theatre-goers are, instead, barren.  Strikers toting picket-signs, police in uniform, and frustrated tourists line the windy streets of Midtown, anxious and waiting...

BroadwayWorld's Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond and News Desk Editor Eugene Lovendusky, criss-crossed the neighborhood, taking photos, grabbing quotes from cast members, union members and tourists, and gathering details on this rare event.

Stay tuned with BroadwayWorld.com as we offer the most extensive coverage of the Local One Stagehands' Union Strike!

Photos by Michelle Bossy, Robert Diamond, Jena Tesse Fox and Eugene Lovendusky


Local One on Strike outside of Mamma Mia!


Local One on Strike outside of Mamma Mia!


Police are on hand at many theatres, as is typical in strike situations.


The striking union outside of Wicked


Disappointed tourists learn there will be no shows today


Wicked's ticket refund policy.


Box office notices inform tourists of refund policies.


Spelling Bee is one of the few shows still open on Broadway today...


...as THEIR Box Office proudly proclaims!


Throngs of theatre-goers flood to Young Frankenstein...


...one of the few musicals still open


Union members strike in front of the Nederlander Theatre...


... home of Rent


Cast members joined the strikers at Rent


Cast members of The Lion King gather in the Minskoff Theatre Alley, awaiting the news at 2PM


Performances of The Lion King, near its 10th Anniversary, are on-hold


Union members outside the Minskoff Theatre


The sidewalks are empty outside The Seafarer at The Booth Theatre


Union and cast members gather in front of the Schoenfeld Theatre, home of A Chorus Line


Strikers walk within the barricades outside the Imperial Theatre


Avenue Q goes without laughs Saturday afternoon...


The cast of Avenue Q outside The Golden Theatre


Howie Michael Smith, Mary Faber, Ann Sanders, Evan Harrington, Haneefah Wood and Jennifer Barnhart of Avenue Q


Edward Hibbert of Curtains outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre with union strikers


Picketers at Curtains


A very bleak TKTS Board


Tourists are baffled with an empty TKTS board


Potential ticket-buyers stream outside the TKTS line


Ticket buyers cross their fingers, hoping to get tickets to one of only seven Broadway shows currently running...


... the TKTS line wraps around the Marquis Hotel


The Little Mermaid, which recently began previews on Broadway, is among the list of closed productions


Grease at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
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Tony Winning Spring Awakening finds itself in the dark...


The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, home of Spring Awakening, is empty on Saturday, November 10


The razzle-dazzling lights of The Winter Garden are dim


The Color Purple


Local One members hold their ground


The dark Marquis Theatre



The barricades were silent at Les Miserables...


The Phantom of the Opera, dark at the Majestic Theater


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