National Tour FAQ

WHAT ARE THE AGES FOR THE NATIONAL TOUR MASTER CLASS?

10 and up. Students are split into 2 groups (Youth and Teen/College) and rotated through 4 breakout Master Classes. Each student gets a chance to learn from each Broadway Teaching Artist.

How much is it?

$295 Early Bird Pricing, if you register between September 10th and 30th. $350 starting October 1st. This includes the 6-Hour Master Class, an official National Tour t-shirt, and our exclusive 16-Bar Arsenal: our most coveted collection of audition songs + MP3 tracks.

Are there scholarships?

There are no scholarships for the National Tour. We encourage our students to be active participants in financially making their dreams a reality by fundraising. The truth is that we find a way to make Disney, iPhones, and Nikes fit in our budget. We must do the same for arts education.

We've gathered ​10 Fundraising Ideas to help you save up and make your Broadway Collective training a financial possibility!

And yes, we've had several students reach their fundraising goals because they made the commitment to overcome their circumstances. Whether it’s babysitting, mowing lawns, getting a part-time job after school, or crowdsourcing your funding, there’s a way to make this happen. You’ve got this!

How do I register?

Register now by ​clicking on your city here!

Questions? Email ​hello@bwaycollective.com.

What is your refund and cancellation policy?

There are no refunds or cancellations. See our Terms + Conditions.

What if I "can't" do one of the disciplines? Should I still come?

We don't believe in the word “can’t.”

You might think, “I’m just a singer. I can’t dance.” Or, “I’m just an actor. I can’t sing.” We want to help you develop a new attitude about yourself, so you can become a more versatile, well-rounded performer.

We don’t expect you to be able to do everything “perfectly.” That’s not the point of this Master Class. Don’t come to be perfect. Come to do the work. Come to learn!

What if I don't belong to the studio where you are holding the Master Class?

EVERYONE IS WELCOME regardless of studio affiliation or experience/skill level! The Broadway Collective is not affiliated with any of the studios we rent from for our National Tour.

Can I observe class on The National Tour?

The Master Class is a chance for students to explore. And what we've learned over the past few years is that some students feel pressure when there are parent or teacher eyes on them in the room - they're already hyperventilating that they are in the room with Broadway performers. So we've asked parents and teachers to join us this year for the Parent Q+A and Sharecase. If we bring back the Observer passes we will let you know!

What do I need to wear and bring to The National Tour?

We have a strictly enforced dress code. All black dance clothes AND an official The Broadway Collective tank or tee and Jazz shoes. Please bring a headshot and resume. There is no need to bring your music book or prepared monologues. We will provide sheet music and monologues.

Need to purchase Broadway Collective swag for class? Visit our store!

I'M NOT AVAILABLE TO COME TO THE NATIONAL TOUR. HOW DO I STILL WORK WITH YOU?

Mark you calendar to be at our annual summer program,GATHERED NYC​ —​ Session 1: June 19th-23rd / Session 2 : July 10th-14th / Session 3: August 7th-11th. This program includes 5 days of Master Classes taught by Broadway casting directors, choreographers, directors, and agents! Plus, you’ll see 3 Broadway shows, have dinner with cast members, and get a taste of what it’s like to live, train, and perform in NYC. This is the ultimate Broadway experience!

Not able to travel right now? Register for HELLO BROADWAY​, our online academy. Work with Broadway mentors weekly, learn new techniques, and post assignments right from your living room at home.



Gathered NYC FAQ

What's the investment?

GATHERED NYC is $4295. It includes 2 months of online training and coaching, 50 hours of master classes in NYC for 5 days, tickets to 2 Broadway shows, and lunch and dinner daily. You can pay in-full or choose a 4-month payment plan.

IS GATHERED FOR DANCERS, SINGERS, ACTORS, OR EVERYONE?

It was created for everyone. GATHERED is for the performer-in-training who wants to pursue a career in the arts. Equal focus will be given to all 3 disciplines: dance, voice, and acting. Dancers will be pushed to sing. Singers will be pushed to dance. Everyone will do it all... because that’s how we roll on Broadway!

HOW DO I REGISTER? IS THERE AN AUDITION?

Yes, you’ll need to submit a audition video. ​Instructions will be released in October.

Enrollment is capped at 40 students per session. Don’t wait too long. GATHERED sold out in 48 hours last year.

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are no scholarships for GATHERED. We encourage our students to be active participants in financially making their dreams a reality by fundraising. The truth is that we find a way to make Disney, iPhones, and Nikes fit in our budget. We must do the same for arts education.

We've gathered ​10 Fundraising Ideas to help you save up and make your Broadway Collective training a financial possibility!

And yes, we've had several students reach their fundraising goals because they made the commitment to overcome their circumstances. Whether it’s babysitting, mowing lawns, getting a part-time job after school, or crowdsourcing your funding, there’s a way to make this happen. You’ve got this!

IS AIRFARE AND HOTEL INCLUDED?

No, airfare and hotel are not included. However, we’ve arranged a special discounted room rate at ROW NYC HOTEL, which is conveniently located in the heart of NYC’s theater district.

WHAT ARE THE PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES?

Each student under 18 years old is required to have a parent with them at GATHERED.

Parents are responsible for dropping their student off each morning in the ROW NYC HOTEL lobby at 7:30am sharp, and picking up their student from the lobby at the end of each day.

We kindly ask parents to refrain from joining us for meals and show outings. We have GATHERED chaperones to supervise students during those times.

During GATHERED, there will be 2 Parents-Only Sessions with founder of The Broadway Collective Robert Hartwell and his amazing mother Elizabeth. This is the time for parents to ask questions about the business and life in NYC that they may be too afraid to ask their child—and also, to find support in what can be such a daunting task of raising a young artist. These Parents-Only Sessions were a huge hit last year—and we look forward to doing these again!

Is there a payment plan?

Yes. There is a $95 deposit to hold your audition spot then once you are accepted 4 monthly payments of $1050. Gathered NYC is $4295.

Example: If you registered and paid your audition fee on October 1st and you are accepted your 4 monthly payments of $1050 will come out on November 1st, December 1st, January 1st, and February 1st. Please do not show up for the audition if you are not prepared to commit to the program's payment plan.

Are you going to sell out?

Absolutely. There are hundreds of students interested in GATHERED and only 40 spots per session. We’ve sold out every single year in less than 48 hours. So don’t wait—​register and submit your audition materials as soon as you can! (Audition information will be released in October)

What are the ages / levels?

Ages 13 through College.

All classes move at an Intermediate/Advanced pace.

Where is the hotel?

ROW NYC is located in the heart of the NYC’s theater district. The hotel is literally STEPS away from the theater, restaurants, and rehearsal studios.

I’M A PARENT. CAN I SEE THE SHOWS OR EAT GROUP MEALS WITH MY CHILD?

Parents are strongly encouraged to allow GATHERED to be an experience that their students share with their peers and the GATHERED team. We kindly ask parents to refrain from joining us for meals and show outings.

WHAT’S THE REFUND POLICY?

There are no refunds or cancellations. Once you make your deposit, this means you're making a firm commitment to be at GATHERED.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS! CAN WE CHAT?

Absolutely! Send your questions to gathered@bwaycollective.com or call 646-801-0773.


Hello Broadway FAQ

What is Hello Broadway?

Hello Broadway is an online academy for aspiring performing artists and is a key part of The Broadway Collective educational system. Run on a trimester schedule, Hello Broadway brings Broadway performers and creatives directly to your home weekly by providing training, structure, and routine for young artists. The Hello Broadway curriculum covers all aspects of performance including master classes and assignments in Dance, Voice, Acting, and Artistic Mentorship, ranging in styles from classical to contemporary and everything in between. After completing and uploading assignments to our interactive online portal, our team of Broadway mentors, give personalized weekly feedback to each student on their work and monitors their growth throughout the year. Hello Broadway also provides an incredible online community for both students and parents, where we encourage our students to create meaningful relationships and to learn from their peers. Hello Broadway prepares students for a life in the theatre --- and helps people get on the path towards achieving their dreams of being on Broadway.

How does Hello Broadway work?

You might be wondering - how does Hello Broadway work.. For the first three months of each trimester, you will receive a new master class weekly in dance, voice, acting, or artistic mentorship. After attending your online class, you will film and upload your homework to our interactive online portal where you will receive weekly personalized feedback from one of our Broadway educators. In the fourth month of each trimester, students will engage in Structured Review and Personal Assessment. This includes revisiting the most challenging material from the past three months for professional review and a one-on-one mentorship call with their personal Broadway mentor. All you need to make Hello Broadway work is an internet connection, a smart phone, and two hours a week to do the work. Not only are our students honing their skills, they are also developing a widely diverse audition repertoire that will serve them both in the college audition process and beyond. If you're looking to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre -- Hello Broadway is ultimate prerequisite. See you in the academy!

What's the investment?

Hello Broadway is $295 per month for the 12-month training program. This includes weekly downloadable material, personalized weekly feedback, and mentorship.

I’m not sure I have what it takes to be a Broadway performer. How do I know if I’ve got enough talent? Is HELLO BROADWAY a good idea for someone like me, or is it pointless?

As a famous athlete once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” If you dream about being on Broadway, then we urge you to take your dream seriously. Work hard. Go for it.

Many of the top Broadway performers aren’t necessarily the most talented. They’re the most dedicated.​ They’re the ones who work hard, train daily, and refuse to give up.

There’s no way of predicting exactly what the future will hold. And even if your life ultimately takes you in other directions—composing, choreography, directing, producing, or a career outside of the performing arts—the confidence and skills that you build inside ​HELLO BROADWAY​ will set you up for success.

I can’t afford HELLO BROADWAY. Do you offer any discounts or scholarships?

No, we don’t. We have a kid named Jack who’s enrolled in ​HELLO BROADWAY​ right now. His family couldn’t afford it, so Jack started mowing lawns after school until he earned the money by himself. He’s one of our most committed, hard-working students—and he recently booked the leading role in a regional theater production of ​Newsies. (​ His first paying gig as a performer.)

Jack is fighting for his dream, even if it means working odd jobs on weekends and after school.

If money is tight, then we urge you to find your inner Jack. Be resourceful and find a way to gather the funds that you need. Do a bake sale. Mow a lawn. Make it happen. You'll be so proud that you did it. You’ve got to have skin in the game.

Who are some of the teachers I’ll be meeting?

Inside ​HELLO BROADWAY​, you’ll meet the most amazing teachers and coaches, including: Stay tuned for faculty announcement!

My life is already pretty busy. How much time do I need to set aside each week to participate in HELLO BROADWAY?

HELLO BROADWAY​ is a 12-month commitment with a new assignment to complete every week. We take off for major holidays.

After 12 months, if you've completed every single assignment, you receive a certificate of completion that you’re welcome to mention on your college applications and/or résumé.

Every student is different, but as a general guideline, we encourage you to set aside 2-4 hours a week to rehearse, post your assignment, and get feedback from your Broadway coach. If you can make even more time, great!

What if I enroll in HELLO BROADWAY but then I can’t keep going and I need to drop out?

Please don’t drop out. Please honor the commitment you’ve made to yourself, to your artistry, to your future career, and to our hardworking team of teachers and coaches. We’re showing up for you. Please show up for yourself, too. Don’t quit.

That being said, we understand that sometimes “life happens” and sometimes illnesses, moving, school and family changes can disrupt your schedule. If you’re falling behind, you can request a little more time to catch up on your assignments. We can give you a 2-month extension—free of charge. You won’t receive coaching or feedback during these extra 2 months, but you’ll still be able to log into the ​HELLO BROADWAY​ classroom to post your assignments and get caught up.

HELLO BROADWAY sounds amazing, but I’d prefer to do training in person—not online. Do you have any other programs?

Yes! Check out our ​National Tour of masterclasses in cities around the country, and our annual GATHERED​ event in New York City. We love the Internet, but we’d love to see your face in the offline world, too.