About Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Broadway Rose Theatre Company is Oregon’s premier musical theatre company. Under the artistic direction of Sharon Maroney, Broadway Rose has been producing professional musical theatre in the Portland area since 1992 and has earned national recognition for its commitment to artistic excellence and new work development. Working to enrich the region’s cultural life and increase opportunities for Oregonians to participate in the arts, the company presents a variety of mainstage productions throughout the year as well as summer children’s musicals, educational camps for children and teens, and a technical internship program for developing theatre professionals. Average annual attendance at Broadway Rose exceeds 45,000 visits a year. Broadway Rose is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to keeping live theatre affordable and making its productions accessible to all members of the community.
Founded by Sharon Maroney and Managing Director Dan Murphy in Tigard, Oregon, the company today employs over 250 full, part-time, and seasonal staff; artists, technicians, and educators, with additional support from over 250 volunteers annually. Funding for Broadway Rose includes grants, corporate sponsorships, and private donations.
To create unparalleled musical theatre experiences that invigorate audiences and enrich our communities. See our mission in action: View our 2019 Annual Report here (PDF).
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision
Broadway Rose Theatre Company believes that diversity brings a vital richness and depth to the stories it presents on its stages and that theatre should not just entertain, but expose audiences to new experiences and expand their worldview. It is committed to its work in improving its equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and fostering an environment where all people are welcome.
In pursuit of this, Broadway Rose does not tolerate discrimination based on race, ethnicity, age, ability, economic standing, agender/gender identity or expression, sexual or romantic orientation, language, immigrant status, or religion. It hopes to use its art as an opportunity to appreciate both the similarities and differences between communities for the beauty they add to the world.
In the spirit of transparency, we think it is important to hold ourselves accountable for diversity within our organization. Currently, 27% of our 11-person board and 18% of our 17-person staff identifies as BIPOC. While these numbers have increased over the last few years, we know we can and must do better.