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School of Rock and More Receive Broadway League Education Grants

Saint Joan and The Play That Goes Wrong also received grants.

A scene from the Broadway production of School of Rock.
(© Matthew Murphy)

The Broadway League has awarded the New York Education and Engagement Grants to the Broadway productions of Saint Joan, School of Rock, and The Play That Goes Wrong.

Each production received a $3,500 grant toward its 2018 educational and engagement initiatives. The grants aid the growth and development of theater education in the city in an effort to encourage Broadway productions to create more opportunities for young people.

Manhattan Theatre Club will partner with two high schools, Manhattan Academy of Arts and Language and Alternative Design Academy, to engage 40 students in playwriting residencies built around MTC's production of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan.

School of Rock will partner with the national music education not-for-profit Little Kids Rock to extend arts education opportunities to 30 underserved students who have a passion for music and theater.

The Play That Goes Wrong has partnered with improvisational comedy school Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) for their spring 2018 educational program "From Improv to Broadway."

The Broadway League established the New York Education and Engagement Grants in 2002 to recognize education initiatives and to support related programs for Broadway shows.

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