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UPDATED: Broadway Celebrates Women's Equality Day; Patina, Chenoweth, HAMILTON's Schuyler Sisters, More

Beginning in 1972, the President of the United States has proclaimed every August 26th as Women's Equality Day. With increased attention in recent years on issues of equality, including equal pay, reproductive rights, and systematic misogyny, this year's celebration has taken on extra importance.

Many women have taken to social media to celebrate the day with either messages or by posting photos of themselves flexing in honor of the iconic World War II era Rosie the Riveter. Rosie was symbolic of the millions of American women who kept the country running while many young men were fighting overseas.

Some of our favorite female (and male) Broadway stars have posted photos in recognition of the day; check them out below. We will be updating as more come in:


The Original Rosie the Riveter


Laura Osnes

It's Womens Equality Day!! We Can Do It! @stephaniejblock @pepamama #rosietheriveter #ERAnow

A photo posted by Laura Osnes (@lauraosnes) on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:20am PDT


Laura Benanti

I'm not (only) smelling my armpit, I am ALSO calling for equal pay for equal work. #ERAnow #Equality

A photo posted by Laura Benanti (@laurabenanti) on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:42am PDT


Patina Miller

Stephanie J. Block

WOMENS EQUALITY DAY!! Equal work= Equal pay! #rosietheriveter #equality #nodiscrimination

A photo posted by Stephanie J Block-Arcelus (@stephaniejblock) on Aug 26, 2015 at 5:12am PDT


FUN HOME's three Allisons


Judy Kuhn


Beth Malone


HAMILTON's Schuyler Sisters: Jasmine Cephas Jones, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Phillipa Soo

THE KING AND I's Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O'Hara, and Ashley Park


Michael Cerveris


Mrs. Wormwood Lesli Margherita

Kristin Chenoweth


Sara Ramirez


Sara Bareilles


Cyndi Lauper

The Women of KINKY BOOTS

The factory ladies of #KinkyBoots support #ERAnow! Photo: @mia_gentile pic.twitter.com/01912QSCoW

- Kinky Boots (@KinkyBootsBway) August 26, 2015

Julia Murney

It's Women's Equality Day! Equal work=Equal Pay. #ERAnow

A photo posted by @pepamama on Aug 26, 2015 at 6:34am PDT


Melissa Errico

Proud to support #ERAnow Check out @playbill http://t.co/blBezkVKES @divarobbie pic.twitter.com/RZDLGKUMs7

- Melissa Errico (@melissa_errico) August 26, 2015

Viola Davis

"The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me"! For ALL women everywhere Happy #WomensEqualityDay!

- Viola Davis (@violadavis) August 26, 2015

The Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN

BEAUTIFUL's Jessica Keenan Wynn and Jarrod Spector

Alison Luff

#ERAnow pic.twitter.com/AiSetEyKbY

- Alison Luff (@AlisonLuff) August 26, 2015

Jennifer Damiano

Women's equality day = workin on my muscles SON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like do you even LIFT BRO ?????? #ERAnow

A photo posted by Jennifer Damiano (@jenndamiano_) on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:26am PDT


Ariana DeBose


Andrea Burns

We Can DO it, Sisters! #ERAnow Take your own pic and spread the word, Ladies! #Shequality pic.twitter.com/SGVXi2i9SQ

- Andréa Burns (@AndreaBurns212) August 26, 2015

Roberta Colindrez


Liz Larsen

#ERAnow @chelseanachman @BeautifulOnBway

A photo posted by Liz Larsen (@lizthelarsen) on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:53pm PDT


Allison Case

#ERAnow #WomensEqualityDay ????

A photo posted by allison case (@allisoncase) on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:43pm PDT


Ryann Redmond

#ERAnow! Support the Equal Rights Amendment!

A photo posted by Ryann Redmond (@ryannreds) on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:39pm PDT


Georgia Stitt and daughters

The Women of JERSEY BOYS


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