On Broadway, More Visibility, Yes, but Also an Unseen Threat

For the first full season since the death of George Floyd reignited a conversation about race and representation in America, Broadway responded with one of its most diverse Tony slates yet.

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This combination of photos shows scenes Broadway performances from the musical "Six," top row from left, the Lynn Nottage play "Clyde's," and the musical "Paradise Square," bottom row from left, the musical "MJ," the play ""for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf," and the musical "A Strange Loop." (Boneau/Brian Brown/Polk & Co., The Press Room, O & M Co./DKC, Polk & Co. and Polk & Co. via AP)
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NEW YORK (AP) — At a lunch for Tony Award nominees last month, veteran theater producer Ron Simons looked around and smiled. It seemed appropriate that the gathering was held at The Rainbow Room. “I can guarantee you I have not seen this many people of color represented across all categories of the Tony Awards,” he recalled. “It was a diverse room. I was so uplifted and impressed by that.” For the first full season…

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