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A note from 2017 Tony Awards
It's more important than ever to boldly and loudly advocate for arts education. That's why we're giving you the opportunity to support The Broadway League Foundation and the American Theatre Wing... and giving you a chance to win a trip to the 2017 Tony Awards®!
For a $10 donation, you won’t just be funding vital theatre education initiatives, you’ll also be entered to win a VIP trip for two to experience Broadway's biggest night! We’ll fly you and a friend to New York, get you set up at the Sofitel New York, and give you the full VIP treatment.
On top of tickets to see the show on Sunday, June 11th at Radio City Music Hall, you’ll get to walk the red carpet and attend the Tony Awards Gala!
Did we mention that you could win with just a $10 donation?! But if you want to donate more, you’ll get extra entries and our new #IWasThatKid t-shirt, so that you can show the world what arts education means to you.
Join with us in supporting theatre education for all!
About The Broadway League Foundation and American Theatre Wing
The Broadway League Foundation Inc. is the charitable arm of The Broadway League, the national trade association for Broadway and Touring Broadway theatre. The Foundation's mission is to enlighten and increase the public's knowledge, appreciation and awareness of theatre arts; and to preserve and promote live theatre as a vital and culturally significant artistic medium.
Among the Foundation’s many initiatives is Broadway Bridges™, whose goal is to give every New York City public high school student the chance to see a Broadway show before graduation. Working with the support of the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects (OASP), this effort represents Broadway’s commitment to New York City and Broadway’s future audience, as well as its workforce. This program is being developed as a pilot program with the hopes of expanding it throughout the country.
How it works:
* There are more than one million students enrolled in New York City schools.
* We are focusing on the 10th grade, which includes 70,000 students.
* Producers and The Broadway League Foundation work in partnership to provide tickets to Broadway shows for just $10 per student.
* 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.
By bringing students to Broadway, the Broadway League Foundation is working to cultivate the next generation of theatregoers and professionals.
As the American Theatre Wing celebrates our Centennial in 2017, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to make the American Theatre more vital and diverse, and to bring theatre into the lives of young people across the country. Our mission is to ensure that the next generation is on stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience.
Theatre education has a giant, measurable, positive impact on the lives of young people. However, only 45% of high school students and 4% of elementary students have access to it. For students of color, divide those numbers in half. This is a crisis for the future of artists, audiences, and diversity in the arts.
We believe one of the most powerful ways to promote the art form is to invest directly in the early development and training of young artists, and to empower teachers to offer the best possible theatre education. With support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the American Theatre Wing is bringing theatre into the lives of talented high-need students across the country. Through the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative we:
* Provide teachers with resources to help keep theatre alive in schools across America.
* Give under-resourced students access to top-quality extra-curricular training.
* Offer talented young people scholarships to pursue degrees in theatre.
Now, more than ever, is a crucial, meaningful time to invest in the future of artists, audiences, and diversity in the arts.