After a weekend of marathon meetings between Local 1 and the League of American Theatres and Producers, negotiations broke down. More than two dozen Broadway shows will remain closed this week. With The Writers Guild of America strike entering its third week, New Yorkers and the many tourists visiting the city over Thanksgiving will be unable to attend tapings of The Daily Show, Colbert, SNL, etc.
It's not yet clear how many will be affected and forced to read newspapers, books and rediscover the art of conversation. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to declare a state of emergency.