Back when I was with the Boston Bruins, my favorite things to write and read were news round-ups.
Whenever you encountered one, you almost always found a thing or two you previously missed or jumped over.
Case in point from D23.com’s News Briefs: This month, Disney on Broadway is pulling together something special…
In celebration of International Women’s Day (which is Friday, March 8, by the way), our friends at Disney on Broadway have announced their incredible lineup for the second annual Women’s Day on Broadway—Tuesday, March 12, at the St. James Theatre (home of Disney’s Frozen) in New York City.
Following its launch in 2018, this very special and thought-provoking event aims to engage attendees—of all genders and backgrounds—in a day of open and honest dialogue about gender equality in the theatre industry and beyond. This year’s theme, “Inspiring Changemakers,” will focus the day on people and organizations driving progress within the theatre and entertainment industry, highlighting ways each attendee can become an agent of change in their own community.
Among this year’s amazing participants are director/choreographer Graciela Daniele; actresses Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton) and Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t Too Proud); songwriter Anaïs Mitchell (the upcoming Broadway musical Hadestown), playwright Theresa Rebeck; and casting director Tara Rubin. Additionally, this year’s event will highlight some of the organizations that are leading the way for gender equality in the arts—including The Actors Fund, BOLD, Girl Be Heard, The League of Professional Theatre Women, Maestra, Open Stages, PAAL, She NYC Arts, The Kilroys, and The WP Theatre.
The D23 round-up has a ton more to share, including snippets about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Maleficent 2, and Dumbo, so be sure to check it out.
Meanwhile, I am getting excited to see Frozen on Broadway next month.
If you have seen the show, give me the lowdown and any tips (particularly for good pizza nearby).
Talk back in the comments below…