September 1, 2016
Chapter 14 & 18 (Managers & Press Agents):
ATPAM (Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers) get an increase in salary beginning Sept 1st. As previously negotiated, the new House Manager and Company Manager minimum salaries are now: $2,062.29/wk plus 8.5% vacation pay (paid weekly) for a total of $2,237.58 per week. Note that house (theater) managers and company managers have been paid the same minimum salaries for decades and are trained in both jobs as part of the union’s 2 year apprentice program.
Press Agents, as of Sept 1, will now receive a minimum of $2216.14 plus 8.5% vacation pay (paid weekly) for a total of $2,404.51 per week.
Contact each General Manager and Press office individually to inquire about being sponsored as an apprentice. Most offices also hire interns and some hire union-paid Associates.
Chapter 5 & 10 (Marketing & Producing/Investing):
Summer, especially August and September are very slow months in terms of ticket sales. This is good for a show that wants less competition when it opens, but it’s also bad if the show has no significant draw (superstar in the lead, newsworthy topic). Here is a list of anticipated shows due to open in the new 2016 fall season that technically began right after the Tony Awards in June. These shows will be eligible for the 2017 Tonys.
June 2: Paramour (Cirque du Soleil musical)
June 6: (revival) Act of God
July 12: (revival) Motown
Aug 2: (revival) Cats
Sept 12: (special event) Lewis Black: Black to the Future
Sept 29: The Encounter (play)
Oct 6: Holiday Inn (musical)
Oct 10: Oh, Hello on Broadway (play)
Oct 13: Heisenberg (play)_
Oct 16: (revival) The Cherry Orchard
Oct 20: (revival) The Front Page
Oct 27: (revival-musical) Falsettos
Oct 30: (revival) Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Nov 14: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (musical)
Nov 25: (revival, special event) The Illusionists
Dec 1: A Bronx Tale (musical)
Dec 4: Dear Evan Hansen (musical)
Dec 11: In Transit (musical)