By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Broadway League has hired its first director of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Gennean Scott will start her job in New York on July 6.

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Scott currently holds a similar position at Omaha Performing Arts.

She said it’s important to work together to affect change and create a more inclusive Broadway, on stage and off.

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Amid the Broadway shutdown, the community has been calling for change, including a zero-tolerance policy established for any form of racism.

CBSNewYork Team