The Broadway Experience to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Summer

By: Feb. 16, 2017
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The Broadway Experience musical theatre intensive will celebrate its 10th Anniversary season in summer 2017 in New York City.

The two-week summer intensive will not only present more than 70 classes, workshops, and lectures, but will also invite Broadway artists to come and perform alongside all participants in an end-of-program performance celebration.

"This milestone is proof that The Broadway Experience has become one of the most popular summer intensives for musical theatre students," says Ben Hartley, Founder & Director of The Broadway Experience. "We've created an incredible triple threat training ground that allows students to experience what their lives might be like should they choose to pursue a career in the performing arts."

The Broadway Experience was founded in 2006 and ran its very first summer intensive in 2008. The company has since expanded overseas and currently presents week long intensives in Rome, Italy, & Tokyo, Japan.

"My faculty and I continually build upon our ideas & programming," says Hartley. "It is important for us to stay current and relevant; to make sure that there is a synergy between training and the professional world."

The Broadway Experience will run August 7-20, 2017 at Mark Morris Dance Center. Enrollment is open and students can apply here.

2016 faculty included Ben Hartley (The Little Mermaid), Julie Barnes (Mary Poppins), Lauren Cox (SNL), Ryan VanDenBoom (Something Rotten), Sarah Parker (Fiddler on the Roof), Jacob Guzman (Newsies), Julian Reeve (Hamilton), Steven Malone (Anastasia), Karen Dryer (Spelling Bee), David Alpert (If/Then), Kevin Zak (Clinton The Musical), Ally Sheedy (Breakfast Club), Dayle Towarnicky (NYU), Benton Whitley (Stewart/Whitley Casting), Lisa Rochelle (LR Vocal Studio), Austin Eyer (Billy Elliot) and Laura Osnes (Cinderella).

Special guests have included: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Kristin Chenoweth, Faith Prince, Baayork Lee, Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis, Karen Ziemba, Jonathan Groff and Tituss Burgess.

The Broadway Experience is an international musical theatre program designed to create and inspire triple threat performers. Students undergo an intense, disciplined study of dance, voice, and acting with current Broadway professionals and incredible master teachers. Students become stronger, versatile, and more dynamic performers, preparing themselves for a professional career at the highest level.

Ben Hartley is the Founder & Director of The Broadway Experience. He performed in Broadway & West End productions of The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fiddler on the Roof, Swan Lake, Cats, Fosse, Cinderella, & The Carman as well as regional productions of Hello Dolly, Pirates of Penzance, & The Most Happy Fella. Ben recently directed & choreographed his first short film, Early Mourning. He choreographed Held Momentarily at NYMF, Gypsy in Houston, TX, & Hairspray in Stamford, CT. For LGHS, "Fame School" Guys & Dolls, Cabaret, Grease, Urinetown, Carousel, Into The Woods, & Les Mis. Ben served as the Assistant Choreographer on the Broadway production of Enron & the reading of Robin & The Seven Hoods.

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