March 8, 2003
Striking Broadway show musicians picket outside the Ford Center for
the Performing Arts in New York. A recording Friday at Local 802 of
the American Federation of Musicians stated: "As of midnight
Thursday night no agreement has been reached between Local 802 and
the League of American Theatres and Producers. Local 802 musicians
are on strike."
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Virtually every musical on Broadway shut down Friday as musicians went on strike, and actors and stagehands said they wouldn't cross their picket lines.