Although there had been hope that “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” might reopen at Broadway’s St. James Theatre prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, that will not be the case, according to Playbill.
Jujamcyn Theaters, owner of the St. James, released a statement today, Nov. 19, that the popular family show will not reopen until the 27 other theatres darkened by the strike also resume business. Theater producers announced Nov. 18 that Broadway shows in those 27 theatres will remain closed at least through Sunday, Nov. 25.
The Nov. 19 Jujamcyn statement reads, “The Local One Stagehands struck the St. James Theatre at 10:00 am the morning after the Opening of ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.’ The Grinch will not reopen until the union signs agreements and ends the strike at all theatres and all the other shows that have been closed by their strikes reopen on Broadway.”