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  • DeepSouthSenior: I am 16 days older than Bernadette Peters. I don’t know what significance, if any,... 8:15 PM
  • messa di voce: Ethel Waters was just a little bit younger but remains totally fascinating; Jolson (and Sophie... 8:01 PM
  • zinka: SILENZIO!!!!!!!!! For what seems like a century, one of my best friends, who may require earplugs,... 7:57 PM
  • zinka: Love Al…but immense ego..Ask Ruby!! My ma said that after a show he would stay and sing like... 7:55 PM
  • PetertheModest: I see Don Giovanni as a seducer who has lost his touch and who is reduced to suffering from... 7:07 PM
  • Henry Holland: Yes, I’m planning to go to that. It does have a good cast, but I’ve not seen... 5:48 PM
  • olliedawg: Ha. Echoes of the Met Board member who wanted to know when Gelb would put back the good old Tosca... 5:48 PM
  • olliedawg: phoenix: I found Stratas so unnerving in Angelica, I had to walk out outside the theatre and... 5:45 PM
  • olliedawg: Days of Heaven is, PA, one of the most beautiful films ever made. A deep bow of gratitude to... 5:42 PM
  • olliedawg: La Cieca hits it on the head: Productions reflect the zeitgeist, but times and tastes change (not... 5:32 PM

“Your commissions are at risk!”

AGMA’s Alan Gordon cries “Havoc!” and lets slip the dogs of war, and by “dogs” La Cieca means “artist managers.” It’s another email, leaked after the jump. Read more »

Drive on

The battle of the management-labor emails continues with Alan Gordon demanding Peter Gelb fire his driver. Read more »

Sledgehammer

Alan Gordon replies to a letter from Peter Gelb we haven’t seen yet. La Cieca has to wonder if the Wendy White thing is really going to turn out to be an effective negotiating tactic. Read more »

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War zone

Alan Gordon, embedded journalist, reports from inside the first AGMA/Met negotiation session.

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Spring breakers

Alan Gordon has mass emailed AGAM again, and La Cieca’s got a copy of the missive.

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Your move, Alan Gordon

“Union members have occupied Paris’ Opera Garnier in a protest over proposed changes to labor rules for theater workers.”

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All fall down

parterre box has obtained a memo sent to artists’ managers in which AGMA Executive Director Alan Gordon warns singers contracted to sing at the Met in the 2014-2105 season that due to unpromising developments in upcoming labor negotiations the company may be dark for part or all of the season.

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Labor days

AGMA’s Alan Gordon warns his membership of a possible lockout by the Met if contract negotiations break down this summer.

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Must… reach… endowment…

The Man of Steel is in danger again, this time from a new gang of supervillains: Lila and DeWitt Wallace. [NYT]

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War talk

Although La Cieca (center) has never played Fort Sumter, she thinks she can recognize the sound of a shot being fired. A forwarded email, after the jump.

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