LATEST: The stars of Broadway show THE GRINCH beat the ban on them returning to work - by giving fans an impromptu performance on the streets of New York. More than 30 performers, including many of the show's child actors, sang songs from the show, as hundreds of fans gathered outside the St James Theater on Tuesday (20Nov07). Cast and crew on all Broadway productions have been on strike since 10 November (07), supporting stagehands' quest for better pay. Union bosses gave workers on The Grinch permission to return to work, because the show is only due to run during the Christmas period and is in danger of shutting down for good. But theatre bosses refuse to let the strikers return, in support for other venues. Speaking outside the theatre on New York's 44th Street and Eight Avenue, The Grinch conductor David Rosenblum said, "We're being illegally locked out of the theatre. There's no legal reason why the show shouldn't be going on."