NextGen Broadway is a concert that brings together Broadway performers from all points in their career, from young hopefuls, to the up and coming, to veterans. The show is open by audition to dance, choir, and musical theatre groups. Groups will spend four days in New York City participating in masterclasses, workshops, and rehearsals – with opportunities to see the sights in NYC too. The weekend will culminate in a star-studded performance at a major NYC theatre. This concert will be hosted by a headlining performer (to be announced) who will be joined by special Broadway guests and the selected student performing groups.
Program Highlights & Inclusions
- Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
- Transportation throughout your trip
- Admission to the Museum of Broadway
- 2 Individual 90 minute rehearsal/workshop session for your
- Participation in Believe NYC
- Two additional rehearsal sessions with Broadway
choreographers and music directors
- Participation in the NextGen Broadway Concert
- Admission to the observatory at Top of the Rock
- Tickets to a Broadway show
- Visit the Drama Book shop and free time in Times Square
Welcome to New York City! Upon arrival, you will meet your Tour Manager and drive into the heart of Manhattan.
This afternoon you’ll meet with the NextGen Broadway Creative Team and have an individual 90-minute rehearsal session just for your performing group.
After dinner, you’ll see From Main Street To 42nd Street, a forty-five minute one-woman show that tells the story of a young performer’s journey to get to New York City and become a professional actress, starring our NextGen Artistic Director! The program ends with a Q&A session.
After breakfast you’ll have a morning rehearsal. All of the groups will be together this morning working with the Director, Broadway Music Director, and Artistic Director. We’ll stage the opening and closing numbers and really start to see the show come together!
After lunch this afternoon, you’ll head back to the theatre district to see a Broadway show!
You will enjoy dinner at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where the wait staff will entertain you as they sing popular show tunes while serving you dinner. (depending on availability)
After dinner, you’ll get a chance to appreciate the city on a new level: from the top floor of the Rockefeller Center. The Top of the Rock observation deck offers a spectacular, unobstructed 360 degree view of the Manhattan skyline from the 70th floor.
After breakfast, you’ll attend an orientation at the theater where you will be performing. While technicians work on lighting and sound, you’ll hear about the schedule for the day. You’ll also have an opportunity to walk the stage and traffic patterns for the show.
After lunch, everyone will participate in a full technical dress rehearsal. Students will rehearse their own piece as well as get the opportunity to observe the planning and collaboration between the other student groups, Broadway actors, directors, music directors, choreographers, lighting and sound designers.
Enjoy dinner tonight with the other performing groups. Mingle with actors and dancers from around the US before the big night.
After dinner, it’s showtime! You will return to the theater and perform in the evening’s NextGen concert. Your group will perform its own number, perform in the opening number and finale, and get to watch some of Broadway’s biggest stars in this inspiring evening!
After breakfast this morning, you’ll have a chance to visit The Museum of Broadway. Newly opened in 2022, The Museum of Broadway is an interactive and experiential museum that celebrates Broadway’s rich history.
Next, you’ll participate in your final Broadway workshop. Learn the music and lyrics to a Broadway show and have time to reflect on your experience performing last night!
You’ll have lunch and have time to explore the Drama Bookshop and free time in Times Square before you begin your trip home.