What I Think About When I Hear That Broadway is Racist

The Blacker the Body, the Sweeter the Juice.

That’s me. In Hairspray. photo credit: John Pai

I’m a musical theater writer. I look pretty unusual in the world of musical theater writers, in the sense that I am not a cisgender gay white man, but today, you might specifically notice that I look unusual in that world because of my Black body. You don’t see a lot of Black bodies in the world of musical theater writers…