Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians today announced that it has agreed to a three-year contract with the League of American Theatres and Producers, Disney Theatrical Productions, and Musical Rights, Inc. The contract, which was approved by 82 percent of the union's voters, covers all Broadway musical productions. No specific details on the agreement were announced.

"With Broadway experiencing steady growth, we are heartened that the producers have acknowledged the invaluable contribution that musicians make to the success of their productions," said Local 802 president Mary Landolfi. "This settlement delivers what our members asked for by dramatically improving our health plan, and will secure benefits for more members than ever. It is a positive agreement for both sides."

"We are pleased with this outcome, which reflects the parties' positive working relationship," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the League of American Theatres and Producers. "The settlement is a rational solution and will provide improved health benefits for our employees, while containing costs in an increasingly competitive industry."