Work in Progress: Ron Simons Talks Broadway’s “Banner Year” for People of Color

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By Alex Lauer This is Work in Progress, a series in which we tap industry insiders to take us behind the scenes in their respective fields, in their own words. Reading the résumé of Ron Simons, you’d think the theater and movie producer was a figure from the annals of history. After all, he’s won more Tony Awards than any other Black Broadway producer, thanks to shows like A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Jitney and The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. But the founder of SimonSays Entertainment has only been producing for 12 years, quickly becoming a champion of underrepresented stories in an i…

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