A pink contract refers to an agreement between The Broadway League on behalf of its members and Disney Theatrical Productions, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E). Individuals who hold a “pink contract” are often called “pinks” or “pink contract crew” and are employed directly by the production. These include stagehands, wardrobe personnel, make-up artists, hairdressers and motion picture operators on touring shows and Broadway. They frequently work out-of-town tryouts and then come with the show to Broadway. Pinks represent the production, and work side-by-side with local Union stagehands who are employed by theater owners (e.g. Local One in NY). Pinks are sometimes referred to as “road crew” or “show crew” to distinguish between local or House crews. The term “pink contract” stems from the pink-colored paper on which the contracts were written.
Hudson Scenic Studio is a premier provider of custom scenic fabrication, automation, and painted drops, servicing the live entertainment industry since 1980. The company is behind the precision automation systems that lower the New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square and the expertly crafted sets that mesmerize audiences on Broadway and on tour around the world. In 2007, Hudson opened its first Manhattan office, Hudson Theatrical Associates, to provide technical supervision, labor supervision, and production management for theater, industrials, and live events. Recent and current work from both companies include: Frankie & Johnny, All My Sons, Hadestown, Oklahoma!, Ain’t Too Proud, Be More Chill, The New One, American Son, Torch Song Trilogy, The Lifespan of a Fact, The Cher Show, Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, Hamilton, Aladdin, Lion King, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera.