Women's Day on Broadway: Mandy Gonzalez & More To Take the Stage

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year to support women’s rights. To celebrate, the second annual event, Women’s Day On Broadway, from Disney Theatrical Group will take place on March 12. The event marks a celebration and convention for actionable change for women in theatre. Women’s Day On Broadway strives to create a community for women in the industry to catalyze evolution.

The event will feature Leslie Barrett, Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Kristin Caskey, Rosdely Ciprian, Graciela Daniele, Lear deBessonet, Jill Furman, Mandy Gonzalez, Maria Manuela Goyanes, Susan Haskins, Christine Jones, Julia Jordan, Young Jean Lee, Anaïs Mitchell, Dominique Morisseau, Dessie Moynihan, Eva Price, Anne Quart, Theresa Rebeck, Ryann Redmond, Lauren Reid, Tara Rubin, Heidi Schreck, Leigh Silverman, Michele Steckler, Paula Wagner, Thursday Williams, and Syndee Winters.

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Full Itinerary for Women’s Day on Broadway (1PM–5PM):


What the Constitution Means to Me playwright and star Heidi Schreck and her co-stars Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams

The Numbers

Julia Jordan, executive director and co-founder of The Lillys, briefly shares the organization’s statistical findings about where women in theatre currently stand—because the numbers say it all.

Panel 1: “Spotlighting Marquee Women”

Scenic designer Christine Jones (The Cher Show), playwright Young Jean Lee (Straight White Men), playwright Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t Too Proud), and director Leigh Silverman (The Lifespan of a Fact), moderated by Maria Manuela Goyanes

A discussion with women creators making a splash on Broadway this season.

Spotlight on Organizations for Gender Equality in the Arts

Panel 2: “Stage, Screen and Studios”

Composer-lyricist Anaïs Mitchell (Hadestown), writer Theresa Rebeck (Bernhardt/Hamlet), and producer Paula Wagner (Pretty Woman), moderated by Theater Talk host Susan Haskins

With perspectives from Mitchell, who comes from the music industry, Rebeck, who works across theatre and television, and Wagner, who has produced blockbuster films in Hollywood, what ideas from those segments of entertainment can we apply to theatre?


Panel 3: A Conversation: What It Takes to Be a Changemaker

Serino Coyne’s Leslie Barrett, director Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Hatef*ck), actor Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton), facilitated by Fly Loft Group’s Michele Steckler

As this panel examines what it takes to be a changemaker, Women’s Day attendees can take part by completing a questionnaire at WomenOfBroadway.com/question.

Spotlight on Organizations for Gender Equality in the Arts

Panel 4: “Employing Change”

Ambassador Theatre Group’s Kristin Caskey, director Lear deBessonet (Hercules), The Shubert Organization’s Dessie Moynihan, and casting director Tara Rubin, moderated by The John Gore Organization’s Lauren Reid

The final conversation of the day will address practical ways to create more opportunity and visibility for women in theatre.

A message from Anne Quart

Closing thoughts from ten-time Tony-nominated director-choreographer Graciela Daniele (RagtimeOnce On This Island)

Photo: Getty


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