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Characters Who Kicked the Damsel in Distress Label to the Curb

March 6, 2017 by TodayTix
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All kinds of women rock. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are just a few of the many Broadway characters who have kicked the “damsel in distress” label to the curb.

1. Elphaba – Wicked

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

If she’s flying solo, at least she’s flying free! She may not be accepted by everyone, but she owns who she is.

2. Tracy Turnblad – Hairspray

Photo Credit: Hairspray Live
Photo Credit: Hairspray Live

Breaking societal norms, accepting others, and being super fashionable. We salute you, Tracy!

3. Judy, Violet, and Doralee – 9 to 5

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

These women hijack their story – literally. Maybe poison isn’t the answer, but sticking together and being proactive is.

4. Elle Woods – Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde Insider

When things don’t go her way, she fights for what she wants. Elle finds independence, a career, and love.

5. Celie – The Color Purple

The Color Purple on Broadway, Broadway Week 2016

Through all her hardships, Celie finds her voice, loves herself, and announces “I’m beautiful, and I’m here.”

We’ll be celebrating amazing women all month long. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more women’s history in theater.