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Broadway League Welcomes Darrelle Johnson as director of diversity and inclusion

Johnson assumed the post earlier in June.

Darrelle Johnson (Credit: Courtesy of the Broadway League)

The Broadway League has announced the appointment of Darrelle Johnson as the new director of diversity and inclusion, effective June 4. Johnson joins the League from Jujamcyn Theaters, where she served as vice president of people and culture, overseeing initiatives that promoted equitable workplace practices and enhanced employee engagement.

In his statement, Jason Laks, interim president of the Broadway League, expressed enthusiasm about Johnson’s arrival, citing her extensive experience and leadership in both Broadway and the hospitality industry. “[Darrelle’s] two decades of experience working in our Broadway community as well as in the hospitality industry make her an invaluable addition to our team,” Laks said. “Our commitment to continuing to promote equity and inclusion, creating a workforce reflective of our communities and inviting audiences as diverse as the Broadway shows we present remains steadfast.”

Johnson brings over two decades of expertise in human capital management, having implemented inclusive strategies across various sectors including live entertainment and luxury hospitality. She is recognized for her role in cultural transformations and her advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University and is certified by the Society of Human Resources Management as a Senior Certified Professional. She is actively involved in cultural organizations and serves on the Black Theatre United Summit and its 7G Committee.

The Broadway League, founded in 1930, represents over 700 members within the Broadway industry, including theatre owners, producers and suppliers. Its current initiatives — such as Black to Broadway, ¡Viva Broadway! and Broadway Bridges — aim to foster an inclusive culture and advance audience development and industry practices.