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Photos: The Educational Theatre 4th Annual BROADWAY BACK TO SCHOOL At Feinstein's/Below 54

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The Educational Theatre Foundation's fourth annual Broadway Back to School event, benefiting school theatre education programs for schools in need, was held Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City.

Hosted by Hunter Bell ([title of show], Found), Broadway Back to School was an inspiring evening of show-stopping performances celebrating the theatre arts-with Broadway stars, including Caitlin Kinnunen (THE PROM, Spring Awakening,Law & Order: SVU); Justin Gregory Lopez (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC, Evita, In the Heights); Bonnie Milligan (Head over Heels, Kinky Boots, Search Party on TBS); and more, sharing their stories of how they got started, recognizing their theatre teachers, and sharing the stage with current students from the International Thespian Society.

Key leaders in education and the theatrical industry were honored with the inaugural Broadway Back to School Award recognizing their impact in building access and excellence in school theatre: Freddie Gershon, Co-Chairman of Music Theatre International (MTI), and Dr. Sharon Dunn, formerly Senior Manager for Arts Education for the New York City Department of Education.

A highlight of the event was the announcement of a major gift from Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller, in support of ETF'sJumpStart Theatre program that builds sustainable musical theatre programs in middle schools that previously had none.


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