Emily Melissa Foppe
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This poster will show a glimpse into the racial representation of Broadway Musicals. It will compare the original casting and most recent casting of shows running longer than "10 years". Some shows included in this research are “King and I”, “Miss Saigon”, and “Wicked”. Major differences between main and ensemble cast will be highlighted. This will be done in order to show whether representation is for the common good or just for the facade of being diverse. This research is intended to show the changes, or lack thereof, in the representation of race in the production of Broadway shows.
R. Darden Bradshaw, Michelle Hayford
Primary Advisor's Department
Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"Racial Representation of Long-Standing Broadway Shows" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2642.