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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

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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