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Broadway Junior Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 6/2Broadway Junior Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education Broadway Junior Program will take place Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (2900 Campus Rd.) (more...)

Darren Criss Hosts BROADWAY JUNIOR Today at the Imperial TheatreDarren Criss Hosts BROADWAY JUNIOR Today at the Imperial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program, Broadway Junior, will take place today, May 19, 2015 at at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.). The event will be hosted by 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' star Darren Criss. (more...)

Darren Criss Set to Host BROADWAY JUNIOR at the Imperial Theatre!Darren Criss Set to Host BROADWAY JUNIOR at the Imperial Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program, Broadway Junior, will take placeTuesday, May 19, 2015 at at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.). The event will be hosted by "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" star Darren Criss. (more...)

MTI Offers SPECTRUM OF HOPE Film to Schools, Teachers, FamiliesMTI Offers SPECTRUM OF HOPE Film to Schools, Teachers, Families
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

SPECTRUM OF HOPE is the story of 10 musical theater students, their families, and their teachers as they journey from P94M, their special needs school in New York City's Lower East Side, to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Acquires Majority Share & Expands MTI; Offices to Open in Europe, Australia and Far EastCameron Mackintosh Acquires Majority Share & Expands MTI; Offices to Open in Europe, Australia and Far East
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Music Theatre International (MTI) is to open a European office in London this summer, to be accompanied by new offices in Melbourne, Australia by the end of this year and eventually in the Far East. Already the largest company in its field in America, MTI is the world's leading library of musicals. Founded by the legendary composer Frank Loesser over sixty years ago, MTI represents and licenses the performance rights to the works of the majority of contemporary musical theatre writers throughout the world. (more...)

Kennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award WinnersKennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2015 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. Thirteen teachers were selected in 2015 from a pool 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...)

Photo Flash: Megan Hilty, Pasek & Paul, Darren Criss, Lilla Crawford & More at the JR. THEATRE FESTIVALPhoto Flash: Megan Hilty, Pasek & Paul, Darren Criss, Lilla Crawford & More at the JR. THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Produced by iTheatrics and sponsored by music theatre international and disney musicals, the junior theater festival is the biggest and best festival dedicated to young people and musical theatre. Check out photo highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, Burke Moses and More in Opening Night of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWNPhoto Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, Burke Moses and More in Opening Night of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter(Violet). It is be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). Check out a first look at the opening night party. (more...)

MTI and iTheatrics Celebrate Turnaround Arts Program at The White HouseMTI and iTheatrics Celebrate Turnaround Arts Program at The White House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Music Theatre International (MTI) and iTheatrics recently joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to support The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities' (PCAH) successful Turnaround Arts initiative, a program designed to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts. The program was celebrated at the White House with a special showcase of various schools from around the country who have benefitted from the initiative. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Denzel Washington Celebrates Talented Youth at BROADWAY JUNIOR!Photo Coverage: Denzel Washington Celebrates Talented Youth at BROADWAY JUNIOR!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 20, 2014

Denzel Washington, currently starring in the acclaimed Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, served as Host of the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Student Share celebration while hundreds of students from middle and intermediate New York City Public Schools made their Broadway debut on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre yesterday, May 19th. (more...)

Cissy Houston to be Honored at Benefit Gala for Harlem's Mama Foundation for the Arts, 6/16Cissy Houston to be Honored at Benefit Gala for Harlem's Mama Foundation for the Arts, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Harlem's Mama Foundation for the Arts will celebrate its 15th Anniversary at its second annual Gala, which will take place at St. Martin's Cathedral (230 Lenox Avenue at 122nd Street) on Monday, June 16th from 6 - 9 PM. The special evening of food and entertainment -- which benefits Gospel for Teens, a program of the Mama Foundation for the Arts' School for Gospel, Jazz, and R&B Arts -- is graciously underwritten by Larry Scott and Lawrence Scott Events. Tickets for the Gala are $250.00 and $500 (VIP) and are now available by calling the Mama Foundation for the Arts at (212) 280-1045. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Star Denzel Washington to Host 'Broadway Junior' Event, 5/19A RAISIN IN THE SUN Star Denzel Washington to Host 'Broadway Junior' Event, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Denzel Washington, currently starring in the acclaimed Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, will serve as Host of the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Student Share celebration while 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, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. (Press set up at 9:30 a.m.; select pre-show photo ops at 10 a.m.). (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Winners of 2014 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher AwardsKennedy 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 DVDsTUTS' HSMT Students Featured in Choreography DVDs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 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 FestivalAshley 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 WeekendTop 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 BelowPhoto 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 TodayTim Federle Hosts Shubert Foundation and MTI Broadway's Junior Student Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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, 6/3Tim 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 BenefitHistorical Society to Honor MTI's Freddie and Myrna Gershon During 15th American Musicals Project Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 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...)

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