Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala

The Broadway Back to School gala honored Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the Edison Ballroom. Shaiman and Wittman received the Broadway Back to School Award recognizing their impact as key leaders in the theatrical industry and education in building access and excellence in school theatre. The gala is a benefit for the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) which provides financial support for theatre education programs for schools in need.

Guests in attendance included special guest Chita Rivera, as well as an all-star cast including Laura Benanti, John Cariani, Gavin Creel, Megan Hilty, Evan Ruggiero, Alex Stone, and J. Harrison Ghee who appeared as Crystal Demure.

BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below!

Broadway Back to School is the only event where professional artists share their talents alongside award-winning student Thespians from across the country. (Thespians are members of the International Thespian Society, the honor organization for middle and high school theatre students, with 2.4 million alums, currently celebrating its 90th anniversary.)

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Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Hunter Bell, Julie Cohen Theobald, Kim Rogers and Matt Conover

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Hunter Bell

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Julie Cohen Theobald

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Kim Rogers

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Matt Conover

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Hunter Bell, Julie Cohen Theobald, Kim Rogers, Matt Conover and Hans Weichhart

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Hans Weichhart

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Hans Weichhart

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Matt Conover and Julie Cohen Theobald

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Marc Shaiman

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Marc Shaiman and Louis Marabal

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Scott Wittman

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Marc Shaiman, Julie Cohen Theobald and Scott Wittman

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Evan Ruggiero

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Evan Ruggiero

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Evan Ruggiero

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Carla Stickler

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Carla Stickler

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
J. Harrison Ghee

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
J. Harrison Ghee

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
J. Harrison Ghee

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
J. Harrison Ghee

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Alex Stone

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Alex Stone

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Alex Stone

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
John Cariani

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
John Cariani

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Brannon Evans

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Brannon Evans

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Brannon Evans and Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Gavin Creel, Laura Benanti, and More Attend the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala
Laura Benanti



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