Thursday, June 30, 2016

HAMILTON Swept the Tonys, but Has Diversity Swept Broadway?

Lin-Manuel Miranda performs onstage
during the 70th annual Tony Awards.
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for
Tony Awards Productions)
I think our incredibly, amazingly diverse Tonys season that just ended was a fluke.” 
–Tony Award winner LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

History has proven that there’s a pendulum. The pendulum I think will start to widen, start to open up more possibilities, but it is bound to shift back because that is the nature of the beast.” 

–Tony Award winner PAUL TAZEWELL

Imagine if a white actor were having a similar situation to what I’m having, with the kind of success of the show—there might be three or four offers a week for the next shows you’re going to do. There are no shows for me to do. There’s just no roles….

–Tony Award winner LESLIE ODOM, JR.

Read more about the amazing diverse past season on Broadway and what is planned for this coming season in Diep Tran's article in American Theatre magazine by clicking here.

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