#GAReads | Who Calls the Shots on Broadway? She Does
Of the four shows that won the top prizes at the 2019 Tonys, three featured women as first-billed lead producers — Ms. Isaacs and Dale Franzen of “Hadestown,” Sonia Friedman of “The Ferryman,” and Eva Price of “Oklahoma!” They were the ones who clutched the statuettes and gave the acceptance speeches, marveling at the success of three shows that were each, in its own way, commercially dicey.
“Every woman who led a show took the biggest risk,” Ms. Franzen said. “They took the hard road.”
Broadway still has a long way to go: Among other issues, women continue to be significantly underrepresented as writers and directors.