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Special Features Explore Women’s History in Theatre With This Interactive Timeline Celebrate the milestone moments that pushed representation forward in the industry.
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Ladies in their successes! When did a female playwright first win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Who is the most Tony-nominated woman in Broadway history? How recently did a transgender woman originate a role on Broadway for the first time? These are the astonishing actors, directors, writers, designers, and producers who the theatre community could never live without. 

As part of Women’s History Month, we created a look at some of the biggest moments for women in theatre history. From the founding of peer-to-peer organizations to historic Tony wins and Broadway debuts, these are the examples of achievement and representation that pushed our industry forward. As we look forward, we hope to support female creatives in continuing this legacy, so both on and off the Broadway stage, theatre can continue to be an ever more equitable space for all who contribute to it. And while you're taking time to know their story, take a look at our list of powerful female creatives of this Broadway season, who are continuing to high-kick the glass ceiling.

Learn about and celebrate the incredible accomplishments of these fierce females in our interactive timeline.

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