Asian-Americans missing from Broadway, study finds

  • 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…

The Business of Broadway

  • January 10th, 2012

Alicia Keys, Kenny Leon, Lydia Diamond and others represent the new look of Broadway by Carolyn M. Brown Posted: December 7, 2011 Alicia Keys Presents Stick Fly reads the marquee on Broadway’s Cort Theater. The 14-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and the play, written by African American playwright Lydia R. Diamond about a well-to-do black family…

Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema

  • January 6th, 2012

MOMA January 6–16, 2012 “Kapoor’s singular and gargantuan talent subsumes a variety of influences and affinities—[Charles] Chaplin, Frank Capra, Orson Welles—with even a touch of Russ Meyer apparent in the later work. At times, his oeuvre recalls the work of a 19th-century European literary giant whose sympathy for the underdog, protean activity, inexhaustible energy and…

A Message from Executive Director Sharon Jensen

  • December 21st, 2011

As a longstanding friend of Inclusion in the Arts, we know you share our commitment to full inclusion in theatre, film and television. For 25 years, by creating opportunities, forging partnerships, and designing specific programs to assist both decision makers and artists in the implementation of diverse, inclusive policies and practices, we have substantively expanded…

MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES THE DEATH OF MAYOR’S OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES COMMISSIONER MATTHEW P. SAPOLIN

  • November 30th, 2011

News From the Blue Room NYC.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR- 425-11 November 29, 2011 “It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my friend and advisor Matt Sapolin, who has led the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for over nine years. “New York City is the freest city in the freest…

The Fox Writer’s Intensive Launched

  • October 20th, 2011

“The Fox Writer’s Intensive (“FWI”) is a highly selective writer’s initiative, held at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles, CA, from February 2012 through May 2012. The Intensive is designed to introduce experienced writers with unique voices, backgrounds, life and professional experiences that reflect the diverse perspectives of the audiences we create for to a…

GLAAD Study Shows Decrease in Number of Regular LGBT Characters for 2011-2012 Broadcast TV Season, Cable Networks Remain Steady

  • September 28th, 2011

2011 Broadcast Season Includes No Transgender or African American Gay Characters September 28, 2011, Los Angeles, CA – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today released the 16th annual Where We Are On TV report; a comprehensive review of scripted LGBT primetime characters in the 2011-2012 television season. After a significant increase last…

2011 TONY Honor: Advocating for Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry

  • June 10th, 2011

By Andy Buck The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, the primary advocate for full inclusion of artists of color and performers with disabilities throughout the entertainment industry, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season. And what better way than to accept a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre for its years of groundbreaking…

Accessibility Initiative

  • June 1st, 2011

More Theatre-Goers Will Enjoy Broadway Through Unprecedented Accessibility Initiative Thanks to the partnership between Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts and G-PASS, 1.1 million New Yorkers and 56 million Americans with disabilities will have the opportunity to enjoy more Broadway shows than ever before. The Broadway Accessibility/Audience Expansion Initiative sets a new standard for collaboration…

Opening Up Broadway to All the Senses

  • May 31st, 2011

The Wall Street Journal ran a feature on The Broadway Accessibility / Expansion Initiative in their weekend edition May 28th, 2011.  Please see an excerpt below and go to The Wall Street Journal for the entire article! “A Not-for-Profit Initiative Is Bringing Technology to Aid Blind and Deaf Theatergoers to Four New Productions” By PIA…