Asian-Americans missing from Broadway, study finds

  • By · February 2nd, 2012

Minorities’ share of stage roles in prominent city productions has grown, but Asians are stuck at 2%, despite comprising 13% of the population.

Crain’s New York Business

By Miriam Kreinin Souccar

Despite record numbers of new productions being mounted on Broadway in recent years, some minority performers feel left out in the cold.

A report released Tuesday by the Asian American Performers Action Coalition shows that the number of Asian-Americans cast in productions on Broadway and by the 16 largest not-for-profit theaters in the city is dropping.

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