BROADWAY: Bought Peace

"We've done great damage which must be repaired," said Actor Tom Bosley (Fiorello!). "Let us hope the public will forgive us." Few of the actors crowded into Manhattan's grubby St. Nicholas Arena felt that contrite. Actress Maureen Stapleton (Toys in the Attic) rushed weeping to the microphone and announced irrelevantly: "This union is my family and my life." The Actors Equity meeting had convened to ratify a settlement of Broadway's week-long theater blackout. Each side claimed victory, but each side had been hurt. Producers toted up losses of over $1,000,000; Equity owed its 741 locked-out members close to $90,000...

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