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Robbie Fairchild, Alex Newell, and More to Join Faculty of 2019 Broadway Dreams

They will offer personalized musical-theater training throughout this summer’s Unplugged Summer Intensive Tour.

Alex Newell will be part of this year's Broadway Dreams faculty.
Alex Newell will be part of this year's Broadway Dreams faculty.
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Broadway Dreams recently kicked off Unplugged, its 2019 Summer Intensive Tour, at the Walker School in Atlanta. From there, it will go through five US cities; Calgary, Canada; and Europa Park in Rust, Germany. In each location, Broadway Dreams will present a roster of top Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer personalized musical-theater training through weeklong intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socioeconomic backgrounds. At the end of the week, students will perform alongside their Broadway idols in a Broadway-style revue open to the public.

The Broadway Dreams faculty will include Nick Adams, Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima, Heidi Blickenstaff, Leandro Coelho, Bill Congdon, Quentin Earl Darrington, Chris Brent Davis, Caryl Fantel, Tony Award nominee Robbie Fairchild, Sara Jean Ford, Ari Groover, Tyler Hanes, Christopher J. Hanke, Emmy Award nominee Van Hansis, Luke Hawkins, Noah Himmelstein, Victor Jackson, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges, Megan Larche, Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff, Michelle Lynch, Tony Award nominee Rob McClure, Scott Anderson Morris, Alex Newell, Bruce Petherick, Ryann Redmond, Noah J. Ricketts, Matthew Lee Robinson, Nicholas Rodriguez, MiMi Scardulla, Matthew Scott, Lynne Shankel, Elizabeth Stanley, Balint Varga, and Amanda Watkins.

The tour will stop by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California (July 7-13); Theatre Under the Stars in Houston (July 20-26); Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, North Carolina (July 27-August 4); Theatre Calgary in Calgary, Canada (August 6-12); Mandell Theatre in Philadelphia (August 5-10); and at RWS Entertainment Group in New York (August 13-17).

Unplugged will feature musical selections from such Broadway shows as The Prom, Once on This Island, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Band's Visit, Hercules, Summer, American Idiot, and more, performed by Broadway Dreams students and their Broadway mentors.

Broadway Dreams takes great pride in guiding students through their professional journey as young artists and giving them the tools, support, and industry connections they need to succeed. Over the past several years, over 160 students have landed roles on Broadway and in national touring or regional productions, including Hamilton, Waitress, The Book of Mormon, SpongeBob SquarePants, Head Over Heels, School of Rock, and more. The organization has inspired more than 12,000 students globally and awarded over $1 million in financial needs-based scholarships, providing youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds with performance training, life skills, and ongoing mentorship from the entertainment industry's most distinguished talents.

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