Meeting the 50% Standard

We know strong women on stage when we see them but what about behind the scenes?

By Show-Score

The following theatrical productions were created and designed by teams composed of at least 50% female or transgender artists.

Parity Productions advocates for gender parity in theater. They created a Qualifying Productions Program to provide support for shows that meet a 50% hiring standard. [To learn more about the program and its requirements, click here.]

Show-Score has partnered with Parity to help keep you informed of shows that were created by teams featuring women or transgender artists as playwrights, designers, or directors.

See these shows and know that you're contributing to a broader range of voices in theater!

Winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical, this is a new twist on the classic Greek myth.

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Based on Anaïs Mitchell's concept album, this musical won eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical) plus the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 2020.

'Hadestown' is a poetic interpretation of two Greek myths: Orpheus and Eurydice; and Hades and Persephone. The indomitable Andre de Shields narrates the show as Hermes, weaving the tales of two pairs of lovers together with jazzy grit, flair, and tenderness.

Rachel Chavkin won a Tony for directing 'Hadestown,' making her only the fourth woman in history to win the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical.

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An exuberant, pop celebration of 21st century girl power featuring the wives of Henry VIII.

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This is not a story you'll find in the history books. This cult hit musical reimagines the wives of Henry VIII, not as Tudor queens, but as empowered 'Pop Princesses' who are taking back the narrative and telling their stories from their own unique perspectives, backed by an all female band.

'Six' premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 before transferring to the West End. The original Broadway opening night was scheuled for March 12, 2020, which was the day all of Broadway shut down because of the pandemic. It finally officially opened on October 3, 2021.

The musical was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score (by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss). The cast (Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Brittney Mack, Abby Mueller, Samantha Pauly, and Anna Uzele) also won the Ensemble Drama Desk Award.