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Photo Flash: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

On Monday, December 9, 2013, The Broadway Dreams Foundation held its third annual holiday gala, "Night of Dreams," at Celsius, a restaurant, bar and event space within the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. At this one of a kind urban winter wonderland in of the heart of midtown Manhattan, Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts joined together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Morgan James & More To Take Part in Broadway Dreams Foundation's NIGHT OF DREAMS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The Broadway Dreams Foundation will hold its third annual holiday gala, "Night of Dreams," at Celsius, a restaurant, bar and event space within the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park (5th Ave and 42nd Street) tonight, December 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. At this one of a kind urban winter wonderland in of the heart of midtown Manhattan, Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts will join together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. The evening will include festive cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and performances by Tituss Burgess, Morgan James, Ryann Redmond,Adrienne Warren, Joey Contreras along with current Broadway Dreams students from across the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside BDF's CIRCLE OF DREAMS Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

The Broadway Dreams Foundation's 'Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase,' directed by Olivier Award-nominated directorStafford Arima, featured Broadway favorites Tituss Burgess, Joey Contreras, Craig D'Amico, Greg Graham, Deidre Goodwin, Tyler Hanes, Greg Haney, Luke Hawkins, Syke Mattox, Liz McCartney, Nancy Opel, Nicholas Rodriguezand Matthew Scott. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the perfromances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's CIRCLE OF DREAM Showcase with Billy Porter & More!
by Jessica Gordon - Nov 26, 2013

Broadway dreams came true for sixty-four students from across the country when they perform alongside their Broadway idols in BDF's Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase at New World Stages. BDF teaches the next generation of musical theater performers how to kick start their career through unique, week-long performance intensives taught by Broadway's brightest stars and savvy industry insiders. Sixty-four exceptional students were nominated from each of the six cities BDF visited this summer to showcase their talents before an audience of the industry's top casting directors, agents and directors. The Broadway Dreams Foundation's 'Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase,' directed by Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima, featured Broadway favorites Tituss Burgess, Joey Contreras, Craig D'Amico, Greg Graham, Deidre Goodwin, Tyler Hanes, Greg Haney, Luke Hawkins, Syke Mattox, Liz McCartney, Nancy Opel, Nicholas Rodriguez and Matthew Scott. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

64 Students From Across the Country Set for CIRCLE OF DREAMS Showcase at New World Stages Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Broadway dreams come true for sixty-four students from across the country when they perform alongside their Broadway idols in The Broadway Dreams Foundation's Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase at New World Stages (340 W 50th Street) tonight, November 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Under the direction of Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima and musical direction by Roberto Sinha, sixty-six rising stars will take center stage at the popular Off-Broadway venue home to the Tony Award-winning showsPeter and the Starcatcher and Avenue Q. (more...)

64 Students From Across the Country Set for CIRCLE OF DREAMS Showcase at New World Stages, 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Broadway dreams will come true for sixty-four students from across the country when they perform alongside their Broadway idols in The Broadway Dreams Foundation's Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase at New World Stages (340 W 50th Street) on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Under the direction of Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima and musical direction by Roberto Sinha, sixty-six rising stars will take center stage at the popular Off-Broadway venue home to the Tony Award-winning showsPeter and the Starcatcher and Avenue Q. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Paris Alexander Nesbitt
by Analisa Swerczek - Oct 02, 2013

BroadwayWorld in Omaha Columnist, Analisa Peyton, sits down with Book of Mormon's Paris Alexander Nesbitt to talk a little about his career and life on the road with this Tony Award winning hit musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside BDF's Women in the Performing Arts Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

On Friday, August 9, 2013 The Broadway Dreams Foundation presented the first annual Women in the Performing Arts Symposium, a celebration of the vibrant, creative women who share their passion through artistic expression. Sponsored by Bernstein Global Wealth Management, this first symposium focused on women who make a difference through their efforts to create, sustain, and grow performing arts education and featuring an expert panel of women taking a closer look at the current financial state of the educational and professional arts environment. Moderated by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, the panel included Anne Bucciarelli (Bernstein Global Wealth Management), Victoria Bussert (Baldwin-Wallace University), Mariann Cook (Rider University), Kaitlin Hopkins (Texas State), Barbara Mackenzie-Wood (Carnegie Mellon), Catherine McNeela (Elon University) and Amy Rogers(Pace). (more...)

Photo Flash: Shoshana Bean, Craig D'Amico, Ryann Redmond and More in CIRCLE OF DREAMS at UCLA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

The Broadway Dreams recently made their west coast debut last week at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The week-long Summer Performing Arts Intensive culminated in a performance of CIRCLE OF DREAMS, a unique Broadway concert event featuring performances by Broadway favorites including Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Craig D'Amico (Annie Get Your Gun), Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime), Andrew Palermo (Wicked), Nicole Parker (MadTV,Wicked), Ryann Redmond (Bring It On: The Musical) and more alongside a talented roster of Los Angeles area BDF students. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Broadway Dreams Foundation's CIRCLE OF DREAMS to Travel to Atlanta, LA and More This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

The Broadway Dreams Foundation will give aspiring performers across the country their big break with "Circle of Dreams," the 2013 Summer Performing Arts Intensive Tour. The national non-profit training program will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers and industry insiders who will offer musical theatre training, mentoring and career opportunities through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nick Adams, Ben Fankhauser & More Kick Off Broadway Dreams Foundation's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

The Broadway Dreams Foundation will kick off its 2013 Summer Performing Arts Intensive Tour, titled 'Circle of Dreams,' at RISPA in Atlanta, GA on June 3, 2013 followed by week-long intensives in Charlotte, NC at Mathews Playhouse; UCLA in Los Angeles, CA; Omaha Performing Arts in Omaha, NE; KimMel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA and Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT. The organization just celebrated the start of the season and the three new educational initiatives at a reception on May 20 at the Room Mate Grace Hotel in NYC. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Joey Contreras Named Broadway Dreams Foundation's Artist in Residence; New Initiatives Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

The Broadway Dreams Foundation announced their dedication to three educational initiatives that align with their mission and will offer BDF students exciting performance opportunities while also supporting emerging artists and creative projects. The three initiatives include a sophomore album by musical theater songwriter Joey Contreras, the development of a new musical, and a showcase featuring BDF students from across the country at NYC's New World Stages. (more...)

The Broadway Dreams Foundation Announces SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS INTENSIVE, 6/17-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2013

The Broadway Dreams Foundation will partner with UCLA to present a week-long Summer Performing Arts Intensive on the UCLA campus June 17 - June 23, 2013. Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima (bare, Altar Boyz, Ragtime), Emmy Award-nominee Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance, Smash), and a roster of Broadway veterans to be announced will work with aspiring performers of all ages in preparation for Circle of Dreams, a unique Broadway concert open to the public at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Vincent, Nicole Parker, and More at BDF's WHITE CHRISTMAS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Vicki and Chris Le Vine, along with The Broadway Dreams Foundation, presented the third annual White Christmas at Sweetwater Farm and Grace Winery (50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills, PA) on Sunday, December 16. The festive old-fashioned piano party and cabaret featured performances by Broadway's brightest stars and talented local BDF students. Each year hundreds of students received valuable musical theatre training through BDF programs offered in partnership with Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Vincent & Broadway Dream Foundation Ring NASDAQ Bell
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

Broadway Dreams Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing training, mentoring and career opportunities to the next generation of musical theater performers, visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. In honor of the occasion, Broadway Dreams Founder and Executive Director Annette Tanner rang the Closing Bell along with Broadway teaching artists Tony Vincent (American Idiot, NBC's 'The Voice') and Craig D'Amico (Annie Get Your Gun), as well as BDF's brightest students and rising stars. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Annaleigh Ashford, Katie Holmes, and More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's 2012 Gala
by Walter McBride - Dec 11, 2012

The Broadway Dreams Foundation held its second annual Champagne & Caroling Gala last night at Celsius, a restaurant, bar and event space within Citi Pond at Bryant Park (5th Ave and 42nd Street) on Monday, December 10. At this one of a kind urban winter wonderland in of the heart of midtown Manhattan, Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts joined together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Marc Shaiman, Billy Porter and More Set for Broadway Dreams Foundation's CHAMPAGNE & CAROLING Benefit Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

The Broadway Dreams Foundation will hold its second annual Champagne & Caroling Gala at Celsius, a restaurant, bar and event space within Citi Pond at Bryant Park (5th Ave and 42nd Street) on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. At this one of a kind urban winter wonderland in of the heart of midtown Manhattan, Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts will join together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. The evening will include festive cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and performances by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Marc Shaiman, BDF Artistic Director Nicholas Rodriguez (Tarzan, "One Life to Live"), teaching artists Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Matthew Scott (Jersey Boys), Kirsten Scott (Follies), Morgan James (Godspell), BDF alumni Ryann Redmond (Bring It On The Musical), current Broadway Dreams students from across the country. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Tartaglia, Ryann Redmond, and More at ROCKERS ON BROADWAY- Arrivals!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 16, 2012

Tony Award nominees John Tartaglia (Avenue Q) and Chad Kimball (Memphis) and Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) along with Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys) and Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid) appeared in last night's "ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - BEHIND THE MUSIC" concert at the newly re-designed Cutting Room. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the concert arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown & More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's Philly Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2012

Philadelphia's Broadway dreams came true for the fourth consecutive summer when The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) partnered with The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to present their Summer Performing Arts Intensive, July 30 through August 5, 2012. Jason Robert Brown, Tony Award-winner for Parade, and a faculty of Broadway professionals taught master classes during the week to aspiring Philadelphia area students interested in pursuing a career in musical theatre. Check out photos of Brown in workshop and the faculty and students performing in concert below! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Take Part in Broadway Dreams Foundation Intensive at Kimmel Center, 7/30-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Philadelphia's Broadway dreams will come true for the fourth consecutive summer when The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) partners with The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to present their Summer Performing Arts Intensive July 30 through August 5, 2012. Jason Robert Brown, Tony Award winner for Parade, and a faculty of Broadway professionals will teach master classes during the week to aspiring Philadelphia area students interested in pursuing a career in musical theatre. A week's end, the Broadway faculty will perform alongside BDF students in "Express Yourself," a unique concert event directed by acclaimed New York director Matt Lenz (Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast) at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts' Perelman Theater on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 3 pm and 8 pm. Tickets range from $23 - $76 and are available now online at www.kimmelcenter.org, by calling 215-893-1999 or by visiting the Kimmel Center Box Office (260 Broad Street). (more...)

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