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Who Tells Their Story: How Broadway’s Diversity Conversation Leaves Out Asian-Americans
Hamilton has been hailed as the start of a new, less white era on Broadway, but many remain underrepresented onstage. As Asian-Americans actors celebrate progress, they also reveal the stark realit...
By Louis Peitzman

“You know what it takes to make an Asian-American movie star or an Asian-American Broadway star? It just takes casting them,” she said. “That’s literally it. It’s not even hard.”

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Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack rehearsing Swan Lake (x)

“In an historic move, two African-American ballet dancers performed the lead roles in the Washington Ballet’s “Swan Lake” Thursday evening at the Kennedy Center. It’s the first time this has been done in a major ballet company and challenges the idea of what principal roles in classical ballets should look like.”

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“Measure for Measure” by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Park, 2011

Starring Danai Gurira, Michael Hayden, Lorenzo Pisoni, Carson Elrod, Andre Holland, Reg Rogers, Annie Parisse, John Cullum, Tonya Pinkins, Kristen Connolly, Joe Forbrich, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Caitlin O’Connell, Jordan Lund, David Manis

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“You can find a pretty body anywhere…….what makes a dancer a true dancer is what they make of all of that on stage, and what they bring to the audience.” -Misty Copeland

Congratulations to the goddess Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre’s newest Principal, as well as the company’s first ever female African American Principal dancer!