Inside Broadway's Afterschool Arts Program Launches this Week in NYC Public Schools

Inside Broadway's Afterschool Arts Program Launches this Week in NYC Public Schools

Starting this week, the leading arts education non-profit Inside Broadway (www.InsideBroadway.org) will begin its acclaimed afterschool arts program at schools throughout New York City.

Funded by the New York City Council and Council Members Elizabeth Crowley, Danny Dromm, Dan Garodnick, Vincent Gentile, Andy King, Annabel Palma, James Vacca and Mark Weprin, under the Council's C.A.S.A (Cultural After-School Adventures) Initiative, Inside Broadway will bring the magic of Broadway to over 500 public school students this winter and spring to 18 different schools in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Exposing the students to theater, music, and the arts, during the program participants will meet twice a week after school to create their own original musical. Of the 18 schools funded, 11 will receive programming from January 6 through March 14 and seven will receive programming from March 20 through May 20.

Inside Broadway is currently in its 32nd year of providing New York City public school students with vital arts education programs, having reached nearly one million students since its creation in 1982.

Inside Broadway's C.A.S.A theme this year is "Broadway Rocks the 80s". Working with Inside Broadway's professional staff and teaching artists, the students will learn dancing, singing, acting and theater history in addition to designing and building the scenery and backdrops for their show. The program culminates in final performances of the original shows in the school auditoriums for families, teachers and fellow students to see.

Funded schools include P.S. 77M, P.S. 72X, P.S. 78X, P.S. 100X, P.S. 108X, P.S. 112X, P.S. 153X, P.S. 182X, P.S. 214X, P.S. 45K, P.S. 102K, P.S. 151K, P.S. 69Q, P.S. 87Q, P.S. 113Q, I.S. 126Q, P.S. 162Q and P.S. 164Q.

Inside Broadway is currently in its 32nd year of providing New York City public school students with vital arts education programs, having reached nearly one million students since its creation in 1982. Created by Michael Presser, Inside Broadway reaches over 20,000 New York City students each year and develops and produces touring equity musical productions as well as a wide range of educational programs that allow participants to interact with professionals in the field and experience theatre hands-on in the classroom. For more information on Inside Broadway, please visit www.InsideBroadway.org.

Programs of Inside Broadway are funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council, New York City Department of Education, New York City Department for the Aging, and numerous foundations and individuals.



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