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Broadway avoided continuing the massive strike of Hollywood writers and actors.

Broadway and the touring theater community seem to have avoided labor disruptions much as the film and television industry has.

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The Broadway League and Disney Theatrical Productions, which represent producers, and the Theatrical Stage Employees International Union announced Thursday that they had reached a tentative agreement that threatened to strike Friday.

A Broadway street sign is seen at an intersection in New York City on January 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

About 1,500 workers — stagehands, hair and makeup artists, and wardrobe personnel — are covered under direct temporary contracts, currently working on 28 productions on Broadway and 17 on tour.

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The agreement is yet to be ratified. In a joint statement, the negotiators said: “The parties concerned will communicate the details of this agreement to their members in the coming days.”

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The agreement is unrelated to the Hollywood strike action. Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) voted unanimously to go on strike last week, joining the Writers Guild of America, which walked out on May 2.

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