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Lupita Nyong’o calls out Broadway over poor pay

By Esther Muchene | Tuesday, Nov 15th 2016 at 07:41
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Lupita has been making headlines for bagging awards, landing major acting gigs, gracing fashion magazines and making fashion statements. Then there was the rap and dance thing she did that broke the internet.

But keeping it serious and real this time round, she took to her social media decrying the poor wages actors and those who work on Broadway get. This despite the high cost tickets retail for.

‘’Did you know that Off-Broadway salaries are often below minimum wage?! Join me and sign this petition to show your support for higher wages! Everyone deserves a living wage!#FairWageOnStage
#LinkInBio to the full video on my Facebook page and a link to the petition!’’
She posted a video speaking about the sensitive issue.

This led to a peaceful demonstration in New York where parties to Broadway held placards asking for fair wages. At the moment Equity actors which represents actors and stage managers on Broadway are negotiating better contracts for its members.

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