CAMP BROADWAY® CORPORATE BIO
CAMP BROADWAY® is a 2016 Special Drama Desk Award-winning company for “introducing young people to the magic of theater and for playing a crucial role in creating tomorrow’s audiences for over 20 years.” Founded in 1995 and recognized as Broadway’s “original” summer camp, Camp Broadway’s mission is to make theatre arts an accessible and relevant vehicle for creative children to build confidence, hone presentation skills and discover their unique talents at every stage of their lives. The company is now a leader in audience engagement and a trusted source for year-round youth enrichment programs, experiential events and educational workshops that have set the gold standard for professional, authorized musical theater and drama content for use in amateur arts programming.
Over 37,000 children from around the world have traveled to New York City to attend Camp Broadway’s annual musical theater camp on Broadway or presented at partner theaters in Atlanta, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Miami, San Antonio, Tempe and Westhampton Beach. A staff of experienced Broadway performers, directors, choreographers, writers, composers and designers teach all programs including special appearances by the Camp Broadway Kids at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and other premier entertainment venues.
Honored for excellence by the Educational Theatre Association, recognized for its professionalism by the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, and celebrated for its positive social impact on the community by the Best of New York, Camp Broadway is also a prolific producer of experiential learning programs. Over the last decade, the company has hosted over 400,000 students at pre-show educational workshops designed to enhance their attendance at hundreds of Broadway shows. The company was instrumental in developing the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (aka The Jimmy Awards®), now run by the Broadway League Foundation. And was also the lead producer of the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (previously the Gershwin Awards).
Committed to innovation in education, Camp Broadway’s creative team has also implemented custom student outreach programs for artist estates, Broadway productions and civic organizations including “The Camp Broadway Challenge for Nothing But Nets” for the United Nations Foundation, “The Pride Rock Project” for Disney Theatrical Productions, “Stages for Learning” for Dodger Theatrical Productions, “On With the Show” for Bravo Television Network, “Adventure Ocean” for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, “Accentuate The Positive” for The Johnny Mercer Foundation, “The Getting To Know You Series” for Rodgers & Hammerstein, and “Future Stages” for Fidelity. Camp Broadway also launched StageNotes®, a study guide series based on Broadway shows.
For over two decades, Camp Broadway has played its part in developing a new generation of creative and knowledgeable artists and audiences. Camp Broadway® is loved by theater-loving kids of all ages who have grown up to work professionally on stage and backstage or become creative leaders in corporate offices, small companies, school classrooms and local community organizations around the world.
Camp Broadway® is now owned and operated by the Broadway Education Alliance Inc.