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[***THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! WE HAVE BEEN HEARD!***] Make the Apollo a Broadway house

This petition had 15,938 supporters

Current Broadway stats:
41 theaters
0 black theater-owners 

The historic Apollo Theater meets all the requirements of a Broadway house, but no theatrical shows produced there have ever been Tony eligible. By signing this petition, you are fighting for more inclusion and more people of color to hold key decision-making roles on Broadway. #apollobroadway

Support the Harlem community. Champion more black artists being eligible for Tony Awards. Help the Apollo gain: 

  • entrance to the Broadway League as a board member
  • direct board participation at American Theatre Wing, which is also connected to The Tony Awards and The Obie Awards
  • direct exposure and opportunity for Spring Road conference participation
  • a vote for who is nominating the shows

From the Apollo's website:
Supporting culturally diverse artists based in the United States and internationally is a priority in the Apollo’s overall programming.  We, in particular, involve artists who represent the rich diversity of New York City, especially the Harlem and upper Manhattan community.  This includes contemporary voices from Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and other countries. This focus  informs a larger commitment to building an institution that has a deeper and long-term connection with culturally diverse communities.


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