Only Woman To Direct A Broadway Musical This Year Blasts Broadway’s Lack Of Diversity

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At the Tony Awards, “Hadestown” director Rachel Chavkin called out the lack of women and people of color leading the theater world’s biggest productions.

At Sunday night’s Tony Awards, director Rachel Chavkin, the only woman to direct a musical on Broadway this season, blasted the industry during her acceptance speech for not giving more opportunities to women and people of color to helm the theater world’s biggest productions.

“There are so many women who are ready to go. There are so many artists of color who are ready to go. And we need to see that racial diversity and gender diversity reflected in our critical establishment, too,” Chavkin, the director of “Hadestown,” told the audience after winning for Best Direction of a Musical. “This is not a pipeline issue. It is a failure of imagination by a field whose job is to imagine the way the world could be.” (read more)

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