Freddie Gershon News

Kennedy Center Announces Winners of 2014 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2014 winners of Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards-a series of annual grants which recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. Six teachers were selected in 2014 from a pool of hundreds of nominations received through the Kennedy Center's website. Award recipients each receive $10,000 and are showcased, along with the people they inspired, on a website dedicated to inspirational teachers. The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010 and were initiated and funded through the generous support of Myrna and Freddie Gershon. (more...)

TUTS' HSMT Students Featured in Choreography DVDs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Students from the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) will perform in four nationally distributed choreography DVDs for the Music Theatre International (MTI) Broadway Junior collection of musicals. The news was announced today by Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and educational musical theatre consultancy firm iTheatrics. iTheatrics, which is based in New York City, is producing the DVDs, which will feature original choreography by its chief choreographer, Steven G. Kennedy. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Andrew Keenan Bolger & More Set for 2014 Junior Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Tony-nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Andy Jones (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella), Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid), Ashley Brown (the original Mary Poppins), Merle Dandridge (Tarzan, Aida), Josh Strickland (the original Tarzan), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), and Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King), will join 4,500 students and teachers representing 93 groups from 26 states and the District of Columbia at the 2014 Junior Theater Festival, it was announced today by Timothy Allen McDonald, founding Chairman of iTheatrics and the Junior Theater Group. The Junior Theater Festival is being held January 17, 18 and 19 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Sep 29, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Sunday, September 29, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Myrna and Freddie Gershon Host 30th Anniversary Celebration for Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

Myrna and Freddie Gershon hosted a full house at 54 Below on Thursday the 26th of September for the 30th Anniversary Celebration of songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. (more...)

Tim Federle Hosts Shubert Foundation and MTI Broadway's Junior Student Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Tim Federle, Broadway performer and author of Simon & Schuster's, Better Nate Than Ever, (a New York Times Editor's Choice), will serve as Master of Ceremonies as hundreds of students from middle and intermediate New York City Public Schools make their Broadway debut on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44 St.) today, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. (Press set up at 9:30 a.m.; select pre-show photo ops at 10 a.m.). (more...)

Tim Federle to Host Shubert Foundation and MTI Broadway's Junior Student Celebration, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Tim Federle, Broadway performer and author of Simon & Schuster's, Better Nate Than Ever, (a New York Times Editor's Choice), will serve as Master of Ceremonies as hundreds of students from middle and intermediate New York City Public Schools make their Broadway debut on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44 St.) on Monday, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. (Press set up at 9:30 a.m.; select pre-show photo ops at 10 a.m.). (more...)

Historical Society to Honor MTI's Freddie and Myrna Gershon During 15th American Musicals Project Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2013

The New-York Historical Society will honor supporters of musical theater education Myrna and Freddie Gershon and Manhattan P94M principal Ronnie Shuster during the fifteenth annual American Musicals Project Benefit, on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. Guests will be treated to an evening of music from Broadway's golden era featuring the songs of Lorenz Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Ticket proceeds benefit the American Musicals Project, a creative educational curriculum. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Krysta Rodriguez & More at National MUSICALS IN OUR SCHOOLS Launch
by Jessica Gordon - Mar 20, 2013

On Monday afternoon, 2012 Tony honoree and MTI Chairman and CEO Freddie Gershon; Rodgers & Hammerstein President and past American Theater Wing Chairman Ted Chapin, SMASH's Krysta Rodriguez and more joined forces in Times Square to celebrate Musicals in our Schools Week. During Musicals in our Schools Week, Monday, March 18 through Monday, March 25, students, educators, industry leaders and community members advocate for the importance of quality arts programs in schools through grassroots efforts like organizing a flash mob, giving a free public performance from a Spring musical or sending a thank you note to an educator via letter, internet, video or kind deed. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from MUSICALS IN OUR SCHOOLS Launch in Times Square!
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2013

Just yesterday, 2012 Tony honoree and MTI Chairman and CEO Freddie Gershon; Rodgers & Hammerstein President and past American Theater Wing Chairman Ted Chapin, SMASH's Krysta Rodriguez and more joined forces in Times Square to celebrate Musicals in our Schools Week. During Musicals in our Schools Week, Monday, March 18 through Monday, March 25, students, educators, industry leaders and community members advocate for the importance of quality arts programs in schools through grassroots efforts like organizing a flash mob, giving a free public performance from a Spring musical or sending a thank you note to an educator via letter, internet, video or kind deed. (more...)

NEWSIES' Kara Lindsay, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Composer Alan Menken and More Set for 2013 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

Oscar and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken, director Jeff Calhoun and producer Thomas Schumacher will join Kara Lindsay, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Mike Faist, stars of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Newsies, for a special presentation to 4,000 students and teachers representing 82 groups from 23 states at the 2013 Junior Theater Festival, it was announced today by Theater of the Stars President Nick Manos and Timothy Allen McDonald, founding Chairman of iTheatrics. The Junior Theater Festival is being held January 18, 19 and 20 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. (more...)

The Spectrum School P94M Wins The Courage in Theatre Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

Music Theatre International (MTI) has awarded the Courage In Theatre Award to Manhattan's P94M, also known as The Spectrum School, a special education school in New York City. The Spectrum School's name comes from its ultimate goal: to provide Special Populations Educated Creatively Through Rigor, Understanding and Motivation. (more...)

2012 Tony Awards - All the Winners - ONCE, PORGY & BESS, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, CLYBOURNE PARK & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2012

Tony night was one for the record books and BroadwayWorld.com brought you live updates all night, with LOTS more to come... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2012 Tony Ceremony - Winners, Shows & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2012

Tony night was one for the record books and BroadwayWorld.com brought you live updates all night, with LOTS more to come...Here are highlights from the three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Tony Ball at the Plaza Hotel - Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Neil Patrick Harris & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 11, 2012

The 2012 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, was broadcast last night in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network. Here we take you inside the post-Tony Ball! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Jun 10, 2012

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 10, 2012 - Sunday, June 10, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Tonys Eve Cocktail Party!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 10, 2012

Last night, June 9, The Tony Awards Administration Committee hosted the annual Tony Eve Cocktail Party Tony at the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts to celebrate this year's Special Tony Award winners. (more...)

2012 Tony Awards Rehearsal - LIVE Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2012

The big day is here! Follow our LIVE coverage starting from Tony Rehearsals starting at approximately 10am. Want to know who's performing what? What order to expect the awards in and other tidbits? Spoil yourself! (more...)

BWW TV: MTI's Freddie Gershon Receives Tony Honor For Excellence In The Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2012

Yesterday evening, June 9th, Music Theatre International Chairman and CEO Freddie Gershon was among the recipients of a 2012 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre at the 2012 Tony Eve Cocktail Party at the InterContinental Hotel. The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Special Tony Honoree Cocktail Party - Presentations, Speeches & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2012

Tonight may be the big night but last evening, June 9, The Tony Awards Administration Committee hosted the annual Tony Eve Cocktail Party Tony at the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts to celebrate this year's Special Tony Award winners. The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories. This year's Tony Honors were presented to: Freddie Gershon, CEO and Chairman of Musica Theatre International, Artie Siccardi, Production Supervisor of Arthur Siccardi Theatrical Services, Inc. who has overseen more than 200 Broadway productions, and TDF Open Doors, Theatre Development Fund's arts education program. (more...)

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