Welcome to this week’s episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!
Happy Labor Day (if you’re in the US or Canada)! We hope you’re kicking back with a cold drink of choice and have thrown something on the grill before you face the fall.
In Act 1, we discuss an Off-Broadway hit heading out on tour, the arrest of a director, some UK musical casting news, and the continues saga of The Great Comet.
In Act 2, we honor Labor Day by taking a look at the various labor unions that work in the professional theater. From the actors to the stage hands to the press agents to the scenic designers, commercial theater could not run without unionized labor. This episode provides an overview of these folks and the importance of having the protections unions provide the theater world. (And sorry box office treasurers for leaving you out. We ran out of time!)
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Percy Jackson: http://www.playbill.com/article/the-lightning-thief-the-percy-jackson-musical-is-heading-on-tour
Great Comet: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/29/theater/great-comet-broadway-race.html?_r=0
If you’d like to hear our interview with Casting Director Joy Dewing and the casting agents’ ongoing effort to unionize, please take a listen to episode #11 (https://andscenepod.podbean.com/e/and-scene-11-casting-w-joy-dewing/).