The goal of Let’s Do Broadway! is to inspire deeper African American engagement with, awareness of, and access to Broadway. Created by The Broadway League in 2019, this initiative is an industry-wide celebration of African Americans on Broadway—on stage, in the audience, behind the scenes, and as leaders in the Broadway community.
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Our invitation-only kickoff event in October, 2019 drew more than 200 African American leaders and influencers to the National Geographic Encounter in Times Square. Attendees included community leaders, social media experts, restaurateurs, and board members of dynamic organizations, as well as Broadway personalities. Jelani Alladin served as master of ceremonies, and Harriette Cole moderated a panel discussion with Denée Benton, Derrick Baskin, Lynn Nottage, Phylicia Rashad, and Paul Tazewell. Prominent local Black-owned restaurants provided food and drink.
Playbill’s Felicia Fitzpatrick talks representation with Black actors now on Broadway.
Our recent #MyBroadwayStory videos spotlighted African American artists working on Broadway.