Broadway Bridges’ goal is straightforward: Give every New York City public high school student the chance to see a Broadway show before graduation.
Broadway Bridges® is an initiative from The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry. Other League programs like The Jimmy® Awards (The National High School Musical Theatre Awards®), Family First Nights® and the High School Broadway Shadowing Program all work to bring new Broadway audiences and cultivate the talents of those who will someday work both on its stages and behind the scenes. Broadway Bridges, which is mounted in partnership with New York City Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects and the United Federation of Teachers, builds on these efforts and represents Broadway’s commitment to New York City, its students, and Broadway’s future audience and workforce.
Thousands of New York City public school students participate in high-quality theatre arts programs through the Department of Education Office of Arts and Special Projects (OASP) as well as not-for-profit theatre and arts organizations. Still, there are more than one million students enrolled in New York City schools and many will graduate without having attended a Broadway show. Working in a close partnership with DOE’s OASP, Broadway Bridges® supports the work of the theatre arts programs already in schools and enriches the performing arts experience for all students by bringing tenth graders to Broadway. In reaching out to an entire grade, we will eventually give every student the chance to see live, professional theatre through an annual trip to Broadway that students and teachers can look forward to each school year.
Support Broadway Bridges
We welcome all tax-deductible contributions to The Broadway League Foundation in support of Broadway Bridges.
The Broadway League
THE BROADWAY LEAGUE (Charlotte St. Martin, President) is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. Every year, League members bring Broadway shows to nearly 30 million people in New York City and on tour across North America. The Broadway League also has International members who produce and present Broadway-quality theatre around the world. In addition, The Broadway League co-presents the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards®, for excellence in live theatre.