Broadway Bridges is back for spring 2023. The initiative, run by The Broadway League, looks to ensure every NYC public high school student sees a Broadway show before graduation by offering 10th-grade students and chaperones $10 tickets to participating shows. Since the program's inception in 2017, more than 80,000 students and chaperones from all five boroughs have participated.
Shows participating in spring 2023 are Aladdin, A Beautiful Noise, Bad Cinderella, Bob Fosse's Dancin', Camelot, Chicago, Hadestown, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Kimberly Akimbo, Leopoldstadt, Life of Pi, MJ The Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, New York, New York, Parade, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Shucked, SIX, Some Like It Hot, The Lion King, and Wicked.
“Broadway Bridges creates a lifelong connection to live theatre for the students who attend a Broadway show, some for the first time, while also being a source of pride in being a New Yorker," says Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin in a statement. "It has also introduced potential careers on Broadway for many of the students. We are thankful to the 21 Broadway shows participating in the spring 2023 Broadway Bridges program. Support from the Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and the New York City Council helps us reach the goal of having all public high school students attend a Broadway show before graduation.”
“I am constantly in awe of the talent our young people possess, which is why it is so essential that we nurture and develop these talents, not only setting our students up for successful careers in the arts, but fostering healthy outlets of expression and lifelong passions,” adds Schools Chancellor David C. Banks. “Thank you to Broadway Bridges for making these opportunities available to our students, allowing our kids to experience the magic of Broadway.”
“For our high school sophomores, attending a Broadway show can be the door to a world of possibilities," says United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew. "Suddenly their love of language, music, fashion—it is all there, in front of them. It is both an experience, and quite possibly, a road map. Our partnership with The Broadway League and the city's Department of Education is an investment in our students' futures."
The Broadway League accepts donations in support of the Broadway Bridges program at BroadwayBridges.org.