Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, and Allison Janney
in 9 to 5: The Musical
(© Craig Schwartz)
Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, and Allison Janney
in 9 to 5: The Musical
(© Craig Schwartz)
The Broadway League has awarded New York Education Grants to the Broadway productions of Manhattan Theatre Club's The American Plan, by Richard Greenberg, and to 9 to 5: The Musical.

Each production receives a $5,000 grant towards its 2009 educational initiatives, which are designed to create more opportunities for young people and to exchange ideas about live performance.

MTC's educational initiatives encourage students to examine the play and its themes of the Jewish immigrant experience, class division and a teenage girl's struggle for identity and independence. As part of the educational outreach for 9 to 5, Nina Lannan Associates will partner with the Howard University Department of Theatre Arts to bring students to New York City where they will engage in workshops and discussions that will center on the upcoming production of the show.

For more information, visit www.BroadwayLeague.com.