Our Initiatives

Broadway Education Alliance’s mission is to raise awareness of and funding for arts education programs that inspire creativity, build confidence and stimulate critical thinking in America’s youth.

The Roger Rees Awards

The Gershwin Awards was established by Camp Broadway LLC in 2011 to provide New York area students with the opportunity to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), a national celebration of outstanding achievement in student performance.

The Broadway Education Alliance, the fiscal sponsor for the Gershwin Awards, announced today that the program has been renamed The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance—to celebrate the exceptional life and career-long artistic excellence of Broadway’s beloved actor, Roger Rees.

Following an adjudication process, select students from New York City, Long Island, and Westchester-area schools are chosen to participate in a day-long audition led by a team of experienced Broadway coaches who direct students through a rehearsal and presentation of an original musical theater production number. One Best Actor and one Best Actress are awarded the opportunity to compete on a national level at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, held in New York City each June.

Marya’s Gift

Marya’s Gift is named in honor of Marya Lenn Yee, a brilliant professional, a passionate patron of the arts and a loyal friend. Marya was the first person to believe that Camp Broadway could become a place where children could hone their talent, develop their confidence and shape their “character.” She shared her wisdom and invested her extraordinary legal expertise without which Camp Broadway® would not exist today.  The program will enable future generations of artists to feel the love and support that Marya provided to everyone who was lucky enough to have known her. This fund will provide financial resources to organizations that benefit children ages 9-15 who demonstrate a passion for theatre, dance or visual design, as well as the talent and interest in pursuing a professional career in any aspect of the arts or culture industry.

Crossroads Classroom

Crossroads Classroom is a digital bridge that links the professional performing arts industry to primary and secondary education institutions nationwide providing access to qualified talent and approved content that integrates performing arts content into core curriculum.

Camp Broadway’s This Is A Great Country (Completed)

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. is proud to announce the establishment of the This Is A Great Country Fund, an initiative to provide financial assistance to military families whose children have been cast to perform with The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Through a national talent search, Camp Broadway LLC will cast 125 boys and girls, ages 9-16, of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds to represent military families. The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble will mark their 10th appearance in this event performing an original musical presentation of Irving Berlin’s American anthem “This Is A Great Country”. CLICK HERE for more information on how to audition.

10,000 Girls Campaign (Completed)

Theatre has the power to unleash dreams, ignite conversations, and inspire change. The new Broadway show ECLIPSED – starring Academy Award® winner LUPITA NYONG’O, directed by LIESL TOMMY and written by DANAI GURIRA of “The Walking Dead” – wants to share that empowering gift with young women. Our goal is to bring 10,000 girls to see the show. These are girls from the Tri-State area between the ages of 16 to 24, who will most likely never get to experience a Broadway show. This isn’t just a promotion, we’re creating a movement. Help us shape the lives of the young women who will lead us into the future. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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