Media and DEIB: The Power of Intersectional Storytelling with Alia Jones Harvey
Join Dr. Fadia Nordtveit's conversation with Alia Jones Harvey about Broadway and DEIB
Alia Jones-Harvey is the only woman of color currently a lead producer on Broadway. Her company Front Row productions began with the revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2008, continued with A Streetcar Named Desire, was involved with The Trip to Bountiful, and most recently with Eclipsed, which was nominated for 6 Tony Awards® including Best Play — three of the four productions featuring all-black casts, the third (Streetcar) primarily people of color. She teaches a course entitled “Producing for Broadway” at the City College School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
The award-winning Producers Stephen C. Byrd (Founder of Front Row Productions, Inc.) and Alia Jones-Harvey have brought a unique brand of diversity to Broadway and London’s West End. Front Row Productions was established to bring major works to Broadway and the West End featuring diverse casts, creative teams and management.
Currently, Front Row Productions is co-producing the musical Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations directed by Des McAnuff, written by Dominique Morriseau, and with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Ain't Too Proud opened on Broadway on March 21, 2019 .
The perfect tonic, Get Up, Stand Up: The Bob Marley Musical, will light up the West End this summer (begins May 28th) at The Lyric Theatre! By multi award-winning team of writer Lee Hall and director Clint Dyer, the story of the legend with his platinum-selling music light up the stage. 1000 tickets at £25 every week. As partners of Get Up, Stand Up!, the Black Ticket Project will distribute 1000 tickets for performances as well. On sale now!
MJ the Musical, is the electrifying new Broadway show that takes audiences inside the creative process of one of the greatest entertainers in history. Featuring over 25 of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, the book is by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Directed & Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Broadway performances of MJ will begin September 2021. Sign up on the website for updates.