Thursday, July 16, 2009

No Discounts For Daniel Craig & Hugh Jackman's Broadway Run

Producers of Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig's new Broadway show "A Steady Rain" are feeling the effects of the worldwide credit crunch - ticket discounts for top talent agents have been banned.

The 007 star will make his Broadway debut opposite seasoned theatre star Jackman on September 10th in the dramatic play, about a pair of police officers whose friendship is strained when they mistakenly return a Vietnamese boy to a cannibalistic serial killer.

According to the New York Post, agents are in uproar after receiving a memo indicating a new policy restricts sales to not-for-profit organisations, and bans discounts and commissions for theatre talent agents during the 12-week run.

One broker tells the newspaper, "Business is bad enough these days be cause of the economy. This will choke us further."

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