A4’s Lisa Gold Denounces Early Closure of POC Broadway Shows on NBC

By A4 Staff
January 19, 2023

A4’s Executive Director Lisa Gold spoke out against the recent wave of premature closures of Broadway shows run by people of color, such as “KPOP” and “Ohio State Murders,” on NBC News.

Earlier this month, six plays and musicals cut their runs shorter than expected, said Hallie Jackson, correspondent for NBC News. This included Tony winner “A Strange Loop.”

“AAPI stories and stories by POC don’t seem to be valued as much as others,” said Gold of “KPOP” and its shortlived presentation. “It was devastating, finally to have that opportunity and then to see it just snatched away. It was really upsetting for the community.”

Watch a clip on A4’s Instagram.

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