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Current Issue, Vol. 31 No.3

“Must Be Heavyset”: Casting Women, Fat Stigma, and Broadway Bodies

by Ryan Donovan
The Journal of American Drama and Theatre
Volume 31, Number 3 (Spring 2019)
ISNN 2376-4236
©2019 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

“We need a young girl who is—what shall we say—chubby/fat/big. But a healthy version of a fat girl, because she is dancing her ass off for two hours.”

—Bernard Telsey, casting director[1]

Introduction

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