Broadway Musicians Union Changes Tune: Disney Benefit Stream Can Go On (But Not Tonight)
The Disney on Broadway present will go on: The American Federation of Musicians has agreed to waive charges for a streaming of final November’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney On Broadway live performance as a profit Broadway Cares Fairness Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Reduction Fund.
Ray Hair, Worldwide President of the AFM of america and Canada, has launched a press release reversing his earlier choice to withhold union approval. Yesterday, Broadway musicians and the conductor who carried out on the live performance final November began a petition urging Hair to permit the present to proceed, as had different theatrical unions.
“We stand in solidarity with our fellow leisure employees in Actors Fairness and SAG-AFTRA,” mentioned Hair in a press release. “We consider all musicians needs to be pretty compensated for his or her work the entire time, however we additionally consider that we should do every part doable to assist leisure employees damage by the coronavirus pandemic. We absolutely assist the union musicians who’ve graciously provided to forgo all required funds to permit this charity occasion to maneuver ahead.”
The stream had been set to kick off at 7 p.m. tonight, however a spokesman for the present mentioned that gained’t occur. Broadway Cares/Fairness Fights AIDS is working to reschedule the stream.
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