Broadway Dreams & Lifetime at Work on Docu-Series Following New York Television Festival Win
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) announces plans for a LIFETIME network docu-series following their win at the New York Television Festival. The pilot was entered in A&E's independent pilot competition and came out of the festival as the winner of the Lifetime development deal. Watch this two-and-a-half minute long piece on BDF. (more...)

BWW Reviews: C.O.A.L. at 59E59 is Thought Provoking Theater Done Just Right
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 19, 2015

'C.O.A.L.' is now onstage at 59E59 through Sunday, March 22nd. This thought provoking piece of theater is an interesting exploration of the lies that people tell to protect themselves and harsh realities. The show is written by David Brian Colbert, directed by Craig Baldwin and is wonderfully performed by the four person cast. (more...)

C.O.A.L. Premieres Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions with C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), written by David Brian Colbert and directed by Craig Baldwin. C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar) begins performances tonight, March 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 22. (more...)

C.O.A.L. to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, 3/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions with C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), written by David Brian Colbert and directed by Craig Baldwin. C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar) begins performances on Thursday, March 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 22. Press opening is Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN Cast Members Return to Their BDF Roots in Philadelphia!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Philadelphia stop of the Motown tour was particularly special for three of the smash-hit musical's cast members, Rodney Earl Jackson, Melanie Evans, and Galen Williams. All three performers met as students of the Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), a national non-profit performing arts training program, at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Through BDF the students were able to hone their performance skills, working alongside Broadway directors, choreographers. They also had the opportunity to make valuable connections with industry insiders, including casting directors Craig Burns and Rachel Hoffman, whose firm Telsey + Company cast the Motown tour. (more...)

Otis Sallid Will Direct BDF's TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT Showcase on 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Broadway dreams will come true for 47 young, aspiring performers when they take the stage to perform in The Broadway Dreams Foundation's 'Take It to the Limit' NYC Showcase at Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe (Paramount Hotel, 235 W 46th Street) on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Under the direction of acclaimed director/choreographer Otis Sallid (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Black Nativity), all 47 students will perform for the Broadway industry's top casting directors, agents, directors, and producers in the heart of New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

On Monday, December 9, 2013, The Broadway Dreams Foundation held its third annual holiday gala, "Night of Dreams," at Celsius, a restaurant, bar and event space within the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. At this one of a kind urban winter wonderland in of the heart of midtown Manhattan, Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts joined together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside BDF's CIRCLE OF DREAMS Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

The Broadway Dreams Foundation's 'Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase,' directed by Olivier Award-nominated directorStafford Arima, featured Broadway favorites Tituss Burgess, Joey Contreras, Craig D'Amico, Greg Graham, Deidre Goodwin, Tyler Hanes, Greg Haney, Luke Hawkins, Syke Mattox, Liz McCartney, Nancy Opel, Nicholas Rodriguezand Matthew Scott. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the perfromances below! (more...)

64 Students From Across the Country Set for CIRCLE OF DREAMS Showcase at New World Stages Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Broadway dreams come true for sixty-four students from across the country when they perform alongside their Broadway idols in The Broadway Dreams Foundation's Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase at New World Stages (340 W 50th Street) tonight, November 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Under the direction of Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima and musical direction by Roberto Sinha, sixty-six rising stars will take center stage at the popular Off-Broadway venue home to the Tony Award-winning showsPeter and the Starcatcher and Avenue Q. (more...)

64 Students From Across the Country Set for CIRCLE OF DREAMS Showcase at New World Stages, 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Broadway dreams will come true for sixty-four students from across the country when they perform alongside their Broadway idols in The Broadway Dreams Foundation's Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase at New World Stages (340 W 50th Street) on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Under the direction of Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima and musical direction by Roberto Sinha, sixty-six rising stars will take center stage at the popular Off-Broadway venue home to the Tony Award-winning showsPeter and the Starcatcher and Avenue Q. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2013

Last night, November 14, Second Stage opened its much-anticipated production of Little Miss Sunshine. This new musical comedy is based on the film of the same name by Michael Arndt. It was adapted for the stage by Tony Award-winning team James Lapine, who wrote the book, and William Finn, who wrote the lyrics and music. Little Miss Sunshine's run has now been extended through Dec 15. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Shoshana Bean, Craig D'Amico, Ryann Redmond and More in CIRCLE OF DREAMS at UCLA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

The Broadway Dreams recently made their west coast debut last week at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The week-long Summer Performing Arts Intensive culminated in a performance of CIRCLE OF DREAMS, a unique Broadway concert event featuring performances by Broadway favorites including Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Craig D'Amico (Annie Get Your Gun), Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime), Andrew Palermo (Wicked), Nicole Parker (MadTV,Wicked), Ryann Redmond (Bring It On: The Musical) and more alongside a talented roster of Los Angeles area BDF students. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dreams 3rd Annual Benefit Rocks New York City!
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 22, 2011

The Broadway Dreams Foundation presented their Third Annual New York Benefit Performance at the Florence Gould Hall (55 East 59th Street) on Monday, November 21, 2011. The special evening, which only happens once a year in NYC, got a spontaneous ovation after a non-stop, 100 minute show, which showed off the talents of BDF students and faculty that assembled from across the country to perform and to show the audience what they were about. (more...)

Espinosa, Hanes, Jay-Alexander & More Set for BROADWAY DREAMS NYC Benefit Tonight!
by BWW - Nov 21, 2011

The Broadway Dreams Foundation will present their Third Annual New York Benefit Performance at the Florence Gould Hall (55 East 59th Street) on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm. The special evening, which only happens once a year in NYC, will feature performances that combine Broadway favorites with BDF students from cities across the country. Tickets are now on sale by clicking here. (more...)

Share a Broadway Dream and Win a Free Broadway Dreams Foundation Summer Intensive!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2011

BroadwayWord is offering a unique opportunity to win a free one-week intensive with Broadway Dreams, in Omaha, Philadelphia, or Atlanta this coming summer. For a chance to win, visit the Broadway Dreams Facebook page and share your Broadway dream. The winner will be announced at next Monday night's THIRD ANNUAL BENEFIT in New York City. Click here to order tickets to the event now! (more...)

Espinosa, Hanes, Porter, Jay-Alexander & More Set for BROADWAY DREAMS NYC Benefit 11/21
by BWW - Nov 3, 2011

The Broadway Dreams Foundation will present their Third Annual New York Benefit Performance at the Florence Gould Hall (55 East 59th Street) on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm. The special evening, which only happens once a year in NYC, will feature performances that combine Broadway favorites with BDF students from cities across the country. Tickets are now on sale by clicking here. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dreams (BDF) Is the Real Deal!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 9, 2011

For awhile now, we have been receiving press materials and hearing about The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), but never witnessed the group first-hand. Well, that all changed this past Saturday night, in Philadelphia, when we decided to go to the Kimmel Center and see the 2011 Summer-Intensive weekend showcase, this year titled TRUE COLORS. I can honestly say that our jaws dropped. Directed and hosted by the newest addition to their impressive faculty line-up, Richard Jay-Alexander, the evening was like watching a skillfull PLAYLIST of Broadway 'gold' and 'showstoppers.' Two ACTS worth! (more...)