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Did you know that Actors’ Equity Association, the union that represents all professional Actors and Stage Managers, is celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary? It represents more than 49 000 Actors and Stage Managers across the country. The union is responsible for bargaining wages and protecting the safety of it’s members. It was founded by 112 members in 1913. At the time, one producer George M.Cohan said “I will drive an elevator for a living before I will do business with any actors’ union”. Later a sign appeared in Times Square that read “ELEVATOR OPERATOR WANTED. GEORGE M. COHEN NEED NOT APPLY.”
Today AEA (Actors’ Equity Association) bargains with The Broadway League. The Broadway League is a National Trade Association for the Broadway industry. It is made up of over 700 members including theatre owners, producers, presenters, and general managers.
See you on the “dark day”.
Buddy the Broadway Worker Bee