Broadway League Announces 21 Shows For Spring

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Broadway League Announces 21 Shows For Spring

The Broadway League has announced the 21 shows for the Spring 2023 season of Broadway Bridges. Broadway Bridges mission is to expose every NYC public school student to a Broadway show before graduation. This way, students can say they had an opportunity to experience the arts and theater.

The Broadway Bridges initiative began in 2017, offered to all New York City high schools in the five boroughs. Since its inception, 560 public high schools have registered to participate in the program. There is representation from each of the 51 city council districts.

Last season, 23,547 students and chaperones from across the five boroughs participated in Broadway Bridges. Some shows are “Aladdin,” “A Beautiful Noise,” “Bad Cinderella,” “Bob Fosse’s Dancin’,” “Camelot,” “Chicago,” and “Hadestown.” To see the full list of all shows go to the Broadway League’s website.

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Reactions To Upcoming Spring Shows

“Broadway Bridges creates a lifelong connection to live theatre for the students who attend a Broadway show. Some for the first time, while also being a source of pride in being a New Yorker. It has also introduced potential careers on Broadway for many of the students,”

Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League in a statement.

“I am constantly in awe of the talent our young people possess. Which is why it is so essential that we nurture and develop these talents, not only setting our students up for successful careers in the arts but fostering healthy outlets of expression and lifelong passions,”

Schools Chancellor David C. Banks had this to add.

“For our high school sophomores, attending a Broadway show can be the door to a world of possibilities. Suddenly their love of language, music, fashion — it is all there, in front of them. It is both an experience, and quite possibly, a road map. Our partnership with The Broadway League and the city’s Department of Education is an investment in our students’ futures

Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers. Last, to comment on the statement.

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