Broadway

Backstage Experts “3 Things Actors Should Know About Race on Stage” by Harvey Young

  • June 18th, 2013

On occasion, someone—usually a friend in the arts—will tell me, “I don’t see race.” It’s a well-meaning comment expressing, perhaps, a commitment to seeing people as individuals and not as stereotypes. Of course, it is almost impossible not to “see race” in the performing arts. The centrality of vision in theater structures almost every aspect…

Report Shows Minority Actor Representation Rises On Broadway

  • February 13th, 2013

NEW YORK — The percentage of minority actors working on Broadway and at the top 16 not-for-profit theater companies in New York City rose to 23 percent during the 2011-2012 season, but whites continue to be overrepresented, according to a new report. The Asian American Performers Action Coalition released its second annual look at ethnic…

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…

Tony Honor Remarks from President Linda Earle & Executive Director Sharon Jensen

  • April 7th, 2011

Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts will receive the 2011 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre awarded by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.  The award will be presented on June 11, 2011 in New York City. The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® got their start in 1947 when the Wing established an…