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Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala

The holidays have been especially busy for The Broadway Dreams Foundation with two, exciting annual events, including the NYC Showcase and the Night of Dreams Gala. Scroll down for photos from both events!

Sixty-five hand-picked students representing top talent from this past summer's programming traveled to NYC to be a part of the BDF "Generation" Showcase on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The annual event was held at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Samuel B. & David Rose Building at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza (165 W 65th Street, NY, NY 10023). The showcase gave students the opportunity to perform for an audience of the industry's top casting directors, agents, actors, and directors.

On Monday, November 30th, The Broadway Dreams Foundation held its fifth annual holiday gala, "Night of Dreams," at Celsius, a one-of-a-kind winter restaurant, lounge, and event space within the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park (5th Ave and 42nd Street). Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts joined together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. The evening included performances by current students from across the country alongside Broadway's brightest, including Nicole Parker (Wicked, "MadTV"), Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime), Sidney DuPont (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), and Tori Murray (Ruthless!). Proceeds from the evening help the organization to continue to offer high- level educational opportunities, theatrical training and scholarships to students of all ages and backgrounds. BDF offers significant scholarships to hundreds of participants each year, ensuring that all qualified students are able to realize their Broadway dreams regardless of their financial status. Past students have gone on to star on Broadway and in national touring and regional productions including If/Then, Beautiful the Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon,Motown the Musical, Holler if Ya Hear Me, Annie, Violet, Bring It On the Musical, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Evita, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia, and more.

"Night of Dreams" was hosted by BDF Board Member, Adam Sansiveri and BDF Executive Director, Annette Tanner and is generously sponsored by Upsilon Ventures, Celsius, Alliance Bernstein Global Wealth Management, RWS & Associates, and OK! TV.

The Broadway Dreams Foundation, led by Executive Director Annette Tanner, 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 industry professionals. Attendees receive first-rate training in acting, dance and vocal performance before participating alongside their Broadway idols in concert events directed by one of the industry's finest directors. This past summer, BDF students performed at prestigious venues across the country including:RWS Studios in New York, New York; The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA; RISPA in Atlanta, GA; The Pavillion at Turner Park Midtown Crossing in Omaha, NE; The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA; Stag Lodge in Park City, UT; Theatre Aspen in Aspen, CO; and Sheridan College in Toronto, ON.

In addition to the week-long Summer Performing Arts Intensives, BDF offers shorter, concentrated workshops in cities throughout the country. For more information on the Broadway Dreams Foundation, visit www.mybroadwaydreams.com.

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Deidre Goodwin, Tyler Hanes and a BDF student

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
BDF students performing at the NYC Showcase

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
BDF students performing at the NYC Showcase

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
BDF students performing at the NYC Showcase

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Tyler Hanes with BDF Board President Vicki Levine and Chris LEvine

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Stafford Arima and Annette Tanner

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
NYC Showcase

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Deidre Goodwin

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Craig Burns, Rachel Hoffman and Caesar Rocha

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
BDF Faculty

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Annette Tanner and Nick Adams

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
America Olivo, Christian Campbell, Maxx Reed and Jose Alvarez

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Alex Newell

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Tyler Hanes and Ginna Levine

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Sydney DuPont

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Sar Inbar

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Quentin Earl Darrington

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Otis and Kyme Sallid

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Nick Adams

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Morgan James

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Maxx Reed

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Kim Maresca and Tori Murray

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Jeremy Schonfeld and Sarah-Jane Casey

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Donnie Kehr

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Craig d'Amico and Adam Sansiveri

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Christian Campbell

Photos: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
Annette Tanner and Donnie Kehr


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