Negotiations Underway with Broadway Dallas
Negotiations for a successor collective bargaining agreement commenced in late September, and talks have continued through the fall between Local 72-147 and Management of Broadway Dallas. Formerly Dallas Summer Musicals, Broadway Dallas (which rebranded this year) presents touring shows in the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, and employs local musicians for the pit orchestra in these productions.
Musicians had been working under a one year extension of a previous agreement which commenced in August 2021 when Broadway touring shows reopened after an 18 month pandemic shutdown. The first show to open nationally – a tour of Wicked – was presented in Dallas by this company.
After negotiating Covid Safety protocols locally and nationally for these shows, the season continued through various changing stages of pandemic conditions, and audiences returned to the theater with enthusiasm.
It is under these conditions that negotiations proceed. The previous contract extension expired on October 31. Broadway Dallas musicians on the negotiation team include Brian Brown, Jennifer Griffin and Randy Lee.