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In 1994, Mr. Gershon conceived Music Theatre International’ s Broadway KIDS/Broadway JR. (www.broadwayjr.com) introducing musical theatre in 30- and 60-minute versions of Broadway works to elementary and middle schools adapted for performance by students (author approved). This American art form is kept alive as students experience the process of performing their own productions of an authentic Broadway musical while collaborating with their fellow students on costumes, sets & other theatre crafts.

Since 1994, over 70,000 separate productions have taken place in America, involving 4,000,000 children.

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Tony Awards - 2012 - Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

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MTI and Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Partner to Create Bilingual Versions of Broadway Junior Musicals

The new partnership between MTI and LMTL will help to create equal opportunities for Spanish-speaking and bilingual students and performers, while expanding accessibility for Spanish-speaking and bilingual households and audiences.

Broadway to Welcome Six Teachers To The Eleventh Annual 'Freddie G Fellowship'

Six outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the U.S. will work one-on-one with Broadway professionals at the 11th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 14th - 17th.

Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Officially recognized on May 29th, the date former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared “Music Theatre International Day” in 2012, MTI is celebrating this milestone throughout the next year by showcasing the incredible talents of theatrical organizations around the world.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway

The new Broadway production of the Tony Award nominated and Olivier Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change opened just last night, October 27, at Studio 54. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special event and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals.

Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HERE Benefit

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace, and Christopher Wheeldon have joined the growing list of Broadway stars participating in I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 on Broadway On Demand at 8pm EST and 8pm PST. The fundraiser will help raise critical funds for the Library for the Performing Arts' beloved Theatre Division as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

BWW Exclusive: Freddie Gershon Pens Touching Tribute to Roger Englander

Television producer Roger Englander passed away earlier this month at the age of 94. Now his friend and colleague Freddie Gershon has written a beautiful tribute in his memory.

MTI Presents 'Courage in Theatre Award' to Orchard Cove Retirement Community

Music Theatre International (MTI)  has awarded its fourth Courage in Theatre Award to a group residents and staff at Orchard Cove, a senior living retirement community in Canton, Mass., for safely conducting a pilot workshop of Guys and Dolls SR. during the pandemic.

Karen Olivo, Jennifer DiNoia, JJ Niemann & DeAundre Woods Headline Musical Theatre MEGA DAY

Karen Olivo, Jennifer DiNoia, JJ Niemann, DeAundre Woods Headline Musical Theatre MEGA DAY -- A Nationwide Virtual Camp for Musical Theatre Students

Reneé Rapp, Megan Hilty, Emily Swallow, Antonio Cipriano and More To Headline The 2nd Musical Theatre Megacamp

Over 30 Broadway and Hollywood guest artists join students from across the globe in the nation's largest virtual musical theatre camp -- the Musical Theatre MEGACAMP!

BWW Interview: Timothy Allen McDonald, Founder and CEO of iTheatrics, Talks to BWW About the 4th Annual Junior Theater Festival West

Forget that other show. I was in the REAL room where it happened last weekend at the 4th Annual Junior Theater Festival West (JTF), which celebrates youth theatre and encourages students and teachers to keep theatre alive in their community. Each year it follows the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, which just finished its 15th season. Over 2,200 people participated in the three-day festival, some coming from as far away as Australia, England, and South Korea. Students and educators benefited from the knowledge of top Broadway professionals in the form of adjudications, workshops, and a discussion panel entitled Pathways to Success, in which the featured guests shared how they forged their own paths to Broadway and beyond.

Caissie Levy, Nicholas Christopher and More to Participate in 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta

President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions Thomas Schumacher; Caissie Levy (Frozen on Broadway); Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton on Broadway); Jennifer Locke (Hamilton national tour); creator/Executive Producer Tim Federle, Olivia Rodrigo, and Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney +); Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (School of Rock); Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Between The Lines); Rob Rokicki (The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical); and Lotte Wakeham (Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical) are some of the stars and creatives confirmed for the 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF).

Deborah Hartnett Promoted To Senior Vice President And General Counsel At Music Theatre International

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Music Theatre International (MTI) is pleased to announce that Deborah Hartnett has been elevated to Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the company. She previously has served as the company's Director of Business and Legal Affairs since 2010.

Wake Up With BWW 11/22: Ephraim Sykes Will Play Michael Jackson in MJ, and More!

Today's top stories: Ephraim Sykes will play Michael Jackson in MJ, and more!

BWW TV: Seniors Take Center Stage in New MTI Adaptation of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Music Theatre International announced the launch of Broadway Senior, a new series of adaptations of popular Broadway musicals specifically designed for older adults.

Music Theatre International Acquires Worldwide Licensing Rights to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to the Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

BROADWAY SENIOR To Adapt Musicals For Older Adults

Juniper Communities has announced a collaboration with Music Theatre International in the launch of Broadway Senior, a new series of adaptations of popular Broadway musicals specifically designed for older adults stated Lynne Katzmann, CEO and founder.

Photo Coverage: NYC Kids Hit the Stage for Broadway Junior Student Finale!

The 14th annual Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Broadway Junior® Student Finale took place earlier today, May 14,  at Broadway's Imperial Theatre, hosted by James Harkness and Jawan M. Jackson, stars from Broadway's new hit, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations.

Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Broadway Junior Student Finale Set for May 14

The 14th annual Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Broadway Junior Student Finale will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. at Broadway's Imperial Theatre

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman to Be Honored at School Theatre Benefit

The Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) will honor Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman with the Broadway Back to School Award, which recognizes the impact of key leaders in the theatrical industry and education in building access and excellence in school theatre. Shaiman and Wittman were among the first creative leaders in the theatrical industry to recognize that the involvement of young students in musical theatre was essential for their success in school and life as well as for the progress and growth of the industry. 

Kennedy Center Names Recipients of Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2019 recipients of the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards-a series of grants that recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students.

Freddie Gershon FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Freddie Gershon been nominated for?

Freddie Gershon has been nominated for Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre (Tony Awards).

What awards has Freddie Gershon won?

Freddie Gershon has won Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre at the Tony Awards.

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