Actors' Equity Association has announced that The Great Comet, Come From Away, and A Doll's House, Part 2 have been named the recipients of this year's Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award.
Presented by Equity's National Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, the award honors shows that exemplify and promote the union's founding principles of diversity, inclusion, non-traditional casting, and equal opportunity for all who work in the theater. Past recipients include Hamilton, The Trip to Bountiful, American Idiot, and Billy Elliot, among others.
Founded in 1913, Actors' Equity is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages and working conditions and by providing a wide range of benefits, including healthcare and pension.
The award is scheduled to be presented to representatives from the shows at Equity's July 11 meeting in New York.
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