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Producers No Grinches After All

November 28, 2007

grinch2.jpgThe Jujamcyn Theaters company has decided not to be a Grinch this holiday season after all.

The company has dropped its appeal of a judge’s ruling that allowed the Broadway production of “The Grinch That Stole Christmas” to start performances at the St. James Theater despite a stagehands strike that has hit the Great White Way for almost three weeks.

According to Playbill.com, “Grinch producers argued that the production should be able to reopen because they had negotiated their own contract with Local One prior to the strike. The separate contract was required because the musical offers 12-to-15 performances a week, different from the eight-performance schedule most other shows employ.”

Talks are scheduled to resume on Wednesday to see whether the rest of Broadway will rejoin the “Grinch” back on stage soon.

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