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EXCLUSIVE: Another step is being taken in Broadway’s efforts to confront its own systemic racism: Broadway & Beyond, founded by stage and production managers of Hadestown, Frozen and Aladdin, has scheduled its first event to encourage and support young or aspiring stage managers of color.
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (A Soldier’s Play, American Son) will introduce a panel discussion and Q&A with professionals from Broadway, national tours, and regional theaters across the country as Broadway & Beyond’s kick-off virtual event, set for Thursday, Dec. 17. The panel will feature production supervisors, stage managers and general managers representing organizations including Disney Theatrical Productions, Bespoke Theatricals, Foresight Theatrical, RCI Theatricals, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, St. Louis’ Muny, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, among others.
The new organization – its full title is Broadway & Beyond: Access For Stage Managers Of Color – was