Teens Learn About Non-Performance Careers in Commercial Theatre
The Broadway League’s 11th annual High School Broadway Shadowing Program welcomes 25 students from across various New York City public high schools to participate in this unique behind-the-scenes theatre experience. The High School Broadway Shadowing Program connects students from racially diverse and underrepresented backgrounds with industry professionals from marketing, advertising, press, technical, management, and creative teams, who share what goes in to launching and maintaining a Broadway production.
Throughout the month of March (March 7-9 and March 14-16), the selected group of students will be offered practical training from Broadway professionals in careers that go beyond the stage. This is the only commercial theatre program of its kind that pairs individual students with aspirations of exploring non-performance careers in the arts with a Broadway General Management team to comprehensively learn about the many components of producing a show over the course of six days. The students are brought to the shows’ marketing and management meetings, taken backstage and into box offices, attend rehearsals, and meet with stage managers and other professionals working on each production.
“Just as there are a wide variety of shows to enjoy on Broadway, students can explore the diverse range of over 90 career options available to pursue on Broadway. We thank our partners with the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Arts & Special Projects who help make the High School Broadway Shadowing Program possible so we can continue to provide access to the next generation of Broadway industry professionals,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League.
The following Broadway productions are participating in this year’s program:
A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical
The Book of Mormon
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The Lion King
MJ The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
The Phantom of the Opera
The High School Broadway Shadowing Program (previously known as the High School Broadway Management Diversity Initiative) is a collaboration between The Broadway League and the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Arts & Special Projects. Additional League efforts that support education in the arts include: Broadway Bridges®, The Jimmy Awards®, Careers.Broadway, The Broadway League Internship Program, The Rising Stars Professional Development Program, The League/ATPAM Diversity Initiative, and The Broadway League’s Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program. For more information, please visit www.broadwayleague.com.