As the national discourse on gender evolves, so has the process of casting.
ProductionPro, an increasingly popular app that digitizes scripts for industry workers, released data revealing how the machine of Broadway is run. In the company’s report, Broadway by the Numbers, the nitty-gritty from costs to casting is laid bare. A new category demonstrates how gender statistics have changed: out of 365 characters, “nonbinary plural” characters made up 0.27 percent of Broadway’s slate from May 2018 to April 2019; 7.1 percent of characters were not specified by gender. Sixty-one percent of characters were male, and 32 percent were female.