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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

- 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 @divarobbie

- 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


BEAUTIFUL's Jessica Keenan Wynn and Jarrod Spector

Alison Luff


- 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

- 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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