Broadway Women’s Fund, Broadway’s first impact investment fund, has announced its fourth annual Women to Watch on Broadway list, spotlighting women in leadership roles in the New York theatre industry.
The Broadway Women’s Fund was founded in 2020 by Valerie Novakoff Britten to promote women in leadership positions by investing in Broadway shows that are written, directed, or produced by women. The Women to Watch initiative was inspired by Rachel Chavkin's 2019 Tony acceptance speech, stating that gender parity on Broadway "is not a pipeline issue. It is a failure of imagination by a field whose job is to imagine the way the world could be." By elevating the women on the list, the Women's Fund seeks to encourage Broadway industry members to look outside of their networks when hiring, placing more women in top roles.
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The women were selected by members of the Fund's leadership and advisory board, whose complete membership includes Chita Rivera, Rachel Chavkin, Lynn Ahrens, Sammi Cannold, and more.
For details about each of the women below, see the expanded list here.
Deborah Abramson, Composer/Music Director/Pianist/Conductor
Marjuan Canady, Producer/Arts Consultant/Educator
Tatyana-Marie Carlo, Director
Bee Carrozzini, Producer
Heather Christian, Composer/Performer
Ari Conte, Producer/Performer
Miranda Gohh, Producer
Sarah Harris, Stage Manager
Sarah Hutton, Sales and Ticketing Executive
Ola Ince, Director
Nico Juber, Composer/Lyricist/Librettist/Brand Strategist
Emily Maltby, Director/Choreographer/Writer
Ashley Brooke Monroe, Director
Ana Nogueira, Playwright/Performer
Haley Parcher, Sound Designer
Jamila Ponton Bragg, Producer
Julia Riew, Composer/Lyricist/Librettist
Lindsey Roller, Carpenter
Mona Seyed-Bolorforosh, Conductor/Music Director/Pianist/Orchestrator
Ashley Soliman, Costume Designer
Mandy Tate, Box Office Treasurer
Jennifer Werner, Director/Choreographer
Marion Williams, Set Designer/Costume Designer
Alex Wolfe, General Manager
Kristina Wong, Playwright/Performer
To see the 2022 Women to Watch list, click here.