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OUR COMMITMENT TO BUILDING A BETTER BROADWAY & TOURING BROADWAY
Like much of the country, our team at Broadway in Hollywood and the Pantages Theatre, a Nederlander Presentation was horrified by the unjust killing of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and so many others. We have no tolerance for racism, violence, and hatred, and we stand with the movement towards racial justice in America and around the globe.
Broadway in Hollywood is stepping up to make a pledge to do our part to support the movement, but we first must own several truths. A light has now rightly been shone on how few Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have been able to rise within the ranks of Broadway leadership. We acknowledge that as our team continues to grow, we must move toward a world that gives space to BIPOC voices. Going forward we intend to use our platform to raise voices that have been suppressed, to work towards a more equal future, and to push our industry forward. We acknowledge that we are still learning, but must take a stand now toward a greater good. Broadway can and must do better.
We are working with several newly formed groups within the Broadway community toward this goal. Groups such as the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Black Theatre United and Black Theatre Coalition have inspired and motivated us as never before to hold ourselves and our industry accountable for not only for aspiring to true equality, but for amplifying and lauding BIPOC voices onstage and behind the scenes.
And here are a few local organizations doing great work:
Join us by supporting these organizations and diving into the Broadway Advocacy Coalition’s Antiracism Resources.
This is only the beginning. We will regularly reevaluate and improve as we continue to listen and grow, but we hope these first steps will lead to lasting change on Broadway and beyond. We look forward to seeing you again soon on a better and more equal Broadway and across the country.
Below, is a spotlight of Black artists and activists and we encourage you to explore what they have to say about our world and their experiences in it. We've also listed a selection of resources to help all of us continue to learn and grow.
Your opportunity to listen to the important conversations in this selection of highly-rated podcasts.
Motion Pictures, Documentaries, Streaming Plays, and Special Reports.
A selection of influential Black authors, lecturers, artists, hosts, fitness, and lifestyle experts - all who continue the conversations which have constructed the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
A list of various ways you can show your support for #BlackLivesMatter.