Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!

By: May. 10, 2016

The first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), Jose Llana (The King and I), Drew Gehling (Waitress), Karl Kenzler (Fiddler on the Roof), Joseph Medeiros (Matilda), Jonah Platt (Wicked), Lauryn Ciardullo (Aladdin), and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Beautiful), took place just last night at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization.

Ten teams, each representing a Broadway show, were encouraged to pull out all the stops to correctly spell the words. The more funds each team raised, the more they were allowed to cheat!

Since 2004 Broadway Bound Kids has been providing performing arts education opportunities to kids throughout NYC. Broadway Bound Kids offers school based performing arts residencies, community based workshops and summer programs, master classes with Broadway professionals, full scale musical productions, and trips to see Broadway shows. The goal is to ensure that all kids have access to the performing arts regardless of their financial resources. Broadway Bound Kids programs are designed to inspire and empower young lives through the arts by creating a nurturing and stress-free environment where kids will gain confidence, make friends, express themselves, and find a place where they feel a sense of belonging and acceptance.

To learn more about the educational organization, or to donate to Broadway Bound Kids: www.broadwayboundkids.net/broadway-bee. To find out more about The Spelling Bee Company's fundraisers go to www.thespellingbeecompany.com.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bound Kids Presents Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Christian Borle & Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Meredith Akins, Education Director, Erin Glass, Founder, Jessica Diaz, Program Director, Andrea Kehler, Marketing Director

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Beth Johnson Nicely, Erin Glass, Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Erin Glass, Rebecca Feldman, Jessica Diaz, Jay Reiss, Andrea Kehler, Meredith Akins

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Jose Llana & Paige Davis

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Jessica Keenan Wynn & Laura Michelle Kelly

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Jonah Platt & Ben Platt

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
The Broadway Bee Spellers, Lauryn Ciardullo, Drew Gehling, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jose Llana, Paige Davis, Jonah Platt, George Medeiros, Karl Kenzler, Laura Michelle Kelly, Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Fiddler on the Roof Team: Nick Rehberger, Alix Korey, Aaron Young, Karl Kenzler, Eric Chambliss

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Wicked Team: Nicky Venditti, Alicia Albright, Jonah Platt, Ioana Alfonso, Marc Platt, producer, Nathan Peck

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Paige Davis

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Erich Bergen

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bound Kids presents Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Alix Korey, Comfort Counselor

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Paige Davis

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
Broadway Bee

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
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