UPDATE: RAY HAIR – PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL AFM REVERSES DECISION AND MUSICIANS’ UNION IS NOW IN SOLIDARITY WITH ACTORS EQUITY AND SAG-AFTRA. THE STREAM WILL NOW BE RESCHEDULED!
“Labor Dispute Sinks Broadway Benefit for Pandemic Assistance” by The New York Times’ Michael Paulson – “The charity, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, had planned an online fund-raiser on Monday at which it would stream a concert, recorded in November, that celebrated the 25th anniversary of Disney on Broadway. … Two major labor unions, Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, agreed to allow the streaming of the concert without fees, but the American Federation of Musicians, which has been focused on winning greater compensation for streamed content, did not.” http://bway.ly/5y9efv
“Musicians pen open letter asking for Broadway Cares fundraiser to go on” by Broadway News’ Caitlin Huston – “The musicians involved in a dispute between their union and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS are asking the union to stand down. … in an open letter Sunday, the musicians who played in “Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney On Broadway” asked that their fees be waived, saying that Ray Hair, international president of the American Federation of Musicians, had been making decisions without their knowledge.” http://bway.ly/0eexc2