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The Mission

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Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color provides opportunities to aspiring and current stage managers of color to learn from industry insiders, meet industry leaders, and provide insights to help stage managers of color start, maintain, and advance a career in the arts and theatre through free networking and educational events.


Broadway & Beyond offers direct access to the industry professionals responsible for filling stage management positions in New York, on tour, and in regional theaters throughout the country. We aim to eliminate the phrase ‘I don’t know where to find them’ from the hiring process and create opportunities for stage managers of color who are ready to work.

Contact Us for more information on how you can be involved.


What People Are Saying


I must say in all honesty, that my inbox has never had this much activity and I have you three to thank.

It's been a while since I have been on Broadway and now it's in my future.

And I can't remember when I have had to say "No" to more than one project.


A hundred million thanks for what you all have done.



I am an early career stage manager that just graduated with my MFA in stage management. After attending your second round of zoom networking events, I'm happy to let you know that I have been hired as an Assistant Stage Manager....

I am so grateful for this opportunity, and I know it would not have been possible without the incredible work you all have put into Broadway Beyond Access. Thank you for seeing us and helping others see us too.



Thank you all for your leadership and effort put forth into this organization. I've been able to connect with people I'd have never thought possible. Doors continue to open



I want to first say thank you all for creating Broadway & Beyond, it has been a blessing having a space created that I can see other stage managers in all different points in their careers that look like me. Thank you thank you thank you for creating this space, I look forward to more events with you all.



Upcoming Event


Many thanks to the many panelists & participants in our most recent networking event on March 31st. Enjoy these photos below.
For more information on past events click here.
Meanwhile, stand-by for more information on the next Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color event.
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You can find information regarding past events here.

If you are interested in participating as a panelist in the future, please contact us.


​Currently Broadway & Beyond's virtual events are free to attend. Applicants must register in advance.

Participation may be capped.

Our Supporters


For information on the Broadway Stage Management Symposium Charlie Blackwell Scholarships, click here.
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The Founders


Access for Stage Managers of Color

Lisa Dawn Cave

Production Supervisor, Frozen

LISA DAWN CAVE is currently the production supervisor for Disney’s Frozen both nationally and internationally. She is currently in Sydney, Australia mounting the Australian production.


Stage management is Lisa’s second career. She started her studies as a dancer/singer and worked professionally in that role for 10 years. She then transitioned into stage management and has been working consistently for over 25 years.


Her other credits include the Broadway productions: Shuffle Along, Fun Home, Rocky, The Humans, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Bring It On, West Side Story (2009), Come Fly Away, The Color Purple, Hot Feet, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, The Woman In White, Julius Caesar, Caroline or Change, Hollywood Arms, Into the Woods, Wild Party, Parade, and Smokey Joe’s Café. She has worked with creatives: Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, James Lapine, Jerry Zaks, Kenny Leon, Thomas Kail, Sam Gold, Daryl Waters, Jeanine Tesori, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Alex Lacamoire, Tom Kitt, Jason Robert Brown, Lisa Kron, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Maurice Hines, Rob Ashford, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Timbers, Hope Clark, Savion Glover, and Christopher Gattelli, to name a few.


Ms. Cave is on the board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and a founding member of Black Theatre United. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and an elected Councilor for Actors Equity Association.

To learn more, click here for the article & podcast on ipondr about Lisa Dawn's journey.

Beverly Jenkins

Production Stage Manager, Hadestown

BEVERLY JENKINS has been managing Broadway productions for close to 30 years.  Ms. Jenkins is the production stage manager for the TONY Award winning Best Musical Hadestown.  Other shows she has worked on include A Bronx Tale, Fully Committed, Amazing Grace, Living On Love, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Machinal, Godspell, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, In the Heights, Shrek: The Musical, Avenue Q, Aida, Sweet Charity, Oklahoma!, The Lion King, Bring In Da Noise/ Bring In Da Funk; Miss Saigon.   Off Broadway:  A Bronx Tale: The Musical (Paper Mill Playhouse); Bad Jews, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (both at Roundabout).


Ms. Jenkins is on the board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and president of D.I.V.A., Inc: The Society for Women in the Arts.  She is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The Conservatory at Shenandoah University.  She is a proud mom, wife, and Howard University graduate. 

Listen to Beverly discuss her amazing career, being a mother of 7 (Yep. 7!) and of course, B&B: Access for Stage Managers of Color on an episode of the mamastalkinloud podcast or wherever you listen to your podcasts.


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Jimmie Lee Smith

Stage Manager, Aladdin

JIMMIE LEE SMITH is currently a stage manager with Disney Theatrical Group stage managing on Aladdin The Musical. Aladdin marks Jimmie’s fourth show with Disney Theatrical. Recently Jimmie was also honored to be a part of Kenny Leon’s production of The Mountaintop with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. Other Broadway, pre-Broadway, and national touring credits include: The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Saturday Night Fever, Jekyll & Hyde, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar.   


Jimmie Lee has worked with creatives such as: André De Shields, Mercedes Ellington, Sir Richard Eyre, Jerry Mitchell, Casey Nicholaw, Arlene Phillips, Kenny Leon, Anthony Lyn, Julie Taymor, Alex Timbers, Schele Williams, and George C. Wolfe.


Jimmie has also managed corporate fundraising and entertainment events for Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and for the MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C. to name a few. 

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