Cinderella and Trip to Bountiful Receive Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Awards
08 Oct 2013
Actors' Equity Association announced Oct. 8 that the Broadway productions of Cinderella and The Trip to Bountiful were the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2012-13 theatrical season.
Presented by Equity’s Eastern Region Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, the award, according to a statement, honors shows that "exemplify and promote the union’s founding principles of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all who work in the theatre."
The awards were presented at a special reception in the Equity Council Room. Accepting the Diversity on Broadway Award on behalf of Cinderella was producer Robyn Goodman; accepting for Bountiful was producer Hallie Foote.
Past recipients of the Diversity on Broadway Award are 110 in the Shade and Les Misérables (2006-07), Billy Elliot (2008-09), American Idiot (2009-10), The Merchant of Venice (2010-11) and A Streetcar Named Desire (2011-12). No award was given for the 2007-08 season.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.