Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Broadway Faves Join Jessie Mueller at Carnegie Hall Haven Burton (Violet), Carly Hughes (Chicago) and George Salazar (Godspell) are among the Main Stem faves who will join the previously reported Tony and Grammy winner Jessie Mueller for Take The Stage with Broadway Stars. The interactive kids event, which will also feature Jessie’s big sister and Kinky Boots star Abby Mueller, is scheduled to take place at Carnegie Hall on April 18 and teach the music and moves to some of the toe-tapping-est shows of the Great White Way. Living on Love Lisa Kron & Quiara Alegría Hudes Board Residency Five Fun Home scribe Lisa Kron and Quiara Alegría Hudes have joined off-Broadway’s Signature Theatre’s Residency Five program, which provides five-year residencies for multiple playwrights, guaranteeing three full productions of new work over the course of each playwright’s residency. The other artists currently in the program are Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor. Congratulations to them both! View Comments The Rockettes’ Designer Wardrobes Well this will help put the spectacle into spectacular! The Rockettes are set to don custom costumes designed by Diane von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi and Zac Posen in New York Spring Spectacular. The show, starring Tony winner Laura Benanti and five-time Dancing with the Stars winner Derek Hough, is running through May 3 at Radio City Musical Hall. Related Shows Jerry O’Connell on Stripping Jerry O’Connell recently stopped by LIVE with Kelly and Michael for a hysterical chat about his return to Broadway in Living on Love, including details about his nude scene. Apparently the amount he reveals is “not like a late night cable movie” partly because his idea of a workout is to “sit on a ball with a milkshake.” Sounds like a perfectly good idea to us! Living on Love begins previews on April 1 at the Longacre Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015
The UNITE HERE Local 11 Union announced they had reached a tentative contract agreement with the USC administration on Mar. 6. The union represents USC Hospitality and Auxiliary workers.The agreement has to be ratified by workers before it will take effect, per communications representative Ofelia Carrillo. A vote will take place all day Thursday and parts of Friday, and the count will take place the evening of the latter.This resolution will come after a series of rallies and protests supported by the Local 11 union and the Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation (SCALE), which both seek to raise USC workers’ low wages and allocate full time hours. The most recent of these demonstrations mobilized hundreds around Tommy Trojan on Feb. 5. The rally followed the posting of a YouTube video that showed a USC worker confronting President C. L. Max Nikias about low wages.According to the union campaign, “Let’s Raise SC!” the average USC worker earns $18,800 a year. USC has not confirmed that number. Workers have expressed that the rising cost of living in L.A. has forced them to live in high-crime neighborhoods, face the threat of homelessness and prevented them from purchasing basic necessities.UPDATE: This post was updated to include information that the agreement would be voted on by hospitality workers at the end of the week.