Gathered NYC FAQ

What's the investment?

GATHERED NYC is $4495, which includes a $95 deposit upfront. 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 $1,100. Gathered NYC is $4,495.

Example: If you register, submit your audition and $95 deposit on September 1, your 4 monthly payments of $1,100 will come out on October 1, November 1, December 1, and January 1. Students who are not accepted will be refunded their full $95 deposit.

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 Live FAQ

National Tour Vs. Hello Broadway Live

Last year on our National Tour a student who has joined us faithfully each year said “this is my one Broadway day each year”. I was troubled by her statement because I know “one Broadway day a year” isn’t going to get her the results she wants.

When I opened The Broadway Collective I said our mission was to be the new standard of training Broadway’s next generation. That standard requires work, dedication, and frankly more than one day.

Do I love the National Tour? Oh my goodness, absolutely! We wouldn’t be here if we hadn’t done it for the past 4 years. But what I know for sure is that if you are looking to be competitive in this industry at any level (regional theatre, collegiate, or moving to NYC) you are going to have to be readily equipped in your skillset training.

What our team can do with students in 6 hours on the National Tour is out of this world, but what we do in our online training programs is where we see lasting transformation.

Our team wants to work with committed students who are ready to take the wild leap to work on their musical theatre training like a scholar looking to get into an Ivy League, or a young person training for the Olympic trials. Why that student? Because that’s the student that fulfills the mission of why we opened The Broadway Collective.

We have too much to offer to be a one day Broadway feel good event. That’s not how you’re going to fill the gaps in your training. I want wins for our students. I want your investments in your education to glean the results you’re working hard for–and I know our Hello Broadway curriculum is training students in a way that is unprecedented.

So when the choice is feeling good for a day vs. feeling good and having a curriculum based program to move the needle on your skills, my vote as Artistic Director is always going to be move the needle.

Where will Hello Broadway Live be held?

Hello Broadway Live is a one-day event in NYC with a 4-week online learning component before the live event. We will work out of Open Jar Studios–the biggest Broadway rehearsal studios in Manhattan!

Who can register for Hello Broadway Live?

Hello Broadway Live is recommended for students aged 12 and up. Students are split into groups and rotated through breakout Master Classes in Singing, Dancing, Acting, and Audition Techniques.

WHAT IF I CAN’T DANCE / SING / ACT? SHOULD I STILL COME?

We don’t believe in the word “can’t”. We want you to become a more versatile performer.

The most successful Broadway Artists are well-rounded and train at all disciplines. We are here to help you develop a strong work ethic and a hunger to learn. Come with a positive attitude and willingness to embrace all elements of training!

I'm a parent. What do I need to prepare?

Hello Broadway Live is your child’s opportunity to experience the life of a Broadway Artist first-hand. We have created programming and tools to increase your knowledge of and support for the needs of a developing performer.

Parents are welcome to join our welcome seminar and closing sharecase, as well as a parents-only Q&A with Robert Hartwell to address your burning questions about the industry.

How much is it + what is included in the price?

Hello Broadway Live registration is $395, which includes 4 weeks of online training and personalized weekly feedback, a full-day live Master Class in NYC, an official t-shirt, and our exclusive audition collection - including an arsenal of 16-bar audition songs and MP3 tracks. Travel and accommodation are not included.

Click here for ​​10 Fundraising Ideas to help you save up and make your Broadway Collective training a possibility!

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY?

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

WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR AND BRING TO HELLO BROADWAY LIVE?

We have a strictly enforced dress code of black dance clothes and an official Hello Broadway Live t-shirt (the latter is included within your registration and will be provided at check-in the morning of the event). Please bring jazz shoes, your headshot, and a resume.

You do not need to bring your music book or prepared monologues. We will provide all necessary materials for the program in the 4 week online learning.

Want to purchase additional The Broadway Collective swag? Visit our store!



Hello Broadway Online 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?

For the first three months of each trimester (trimester = 4 months), you will receive a new master class weekly in Dance, Voice, Acting, and 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 the 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, but they are also developing a widely diverse audition repertoire that will serve them both in the college audition process and beyond.

What's the investment?

Hello Broadway is 12 monthly payments of $395 or pay in full for $3995 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 Broadway pros I'll be working with?

Inside ​HELLO BROADWAY​, you’ll meet the most amazing coaches + mentors. Click here to see our coaches!

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 revamped master class for 2019/2020 ​Hello Broadway Live a full-day master class in NYC + 1 month of free Hello Broadway to prep, and our annual GATHERED​ event also in New York City. We love the Internet, but we’d love to see your face in the offline world, too.


Hello Broadway Incubator FAQ

Is this program right for me?

Before you buy a car, you take it for a test drive.
Before you purchase Broadway show tickets, you read the reviews.
Before you get a gym membership, you do a two-week trial period.

Common sense, right?

And yet, so many students invest $200,000 in a 4-year college Musical Theatre BFA degree before testing to see if this investment actually makes sense.

My advice: Test before you invest.

Really test your commitment level. Are you 100% committed to pursuing a career in the performing arts—or just halfway committed? Are you willing to wake up at 6 am for extra training? Are you willing to wash cars and mow lawns to earn money for private voice lessons? Are you willing to carve a few extra hours every week to work on your weak areas and give yourself that competitive edge? If not, that is okay! There is another beautiful career out there for you! But I’d rather you have that information now—rather than several years from now when you’re drowning in student loan debt with a degree you couldn’t commit to.

One way to test your Musical Theatre training commitment level is by enrolling in Hello Broadway Incubator.

What is Hello Broadway Incubator?

Hello Broadway Incubator is an 8-week online training program for students who want to coach and be mentored by Broadway performers. For 2 months, students take weekly online Master Classes in singing, dancing, acting, and artistic mentorship. After completing and uploading a weekly assignment to our private interactive online portal, our team of Broadway coaches, give personalized weekly feedback to each student on their work and monitors their growth throughout the 2 months. Hello Broadway Incubator 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 Incubator offers a final assessment in the final week to see if students are a right fit for the 12 month Hello Broadway program.

How does HELLO BROADWAY INCUBATOR work?

On the first of the month students receive all 4 Master Classes for the month so that they can plan their learning on their schedule. The time commitment is 2 hours a week. Every week students complete a new master class in dance, voice, acting, or artistic mentorship. After attending your online class, you will film and upload your homework to our private interactive online portal where you will receive weekly personalized feedback from one of our Broadway coaches. All you need to make Hello Broadway Incubator 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 Incubator is the ultimate start. See you in the Incubator!

What's the investment?

Hello Broadway Incubator is two monthly payments of $395. Or save $100 by paying $595 in full. 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 INCUBATOR 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 INCUBATOR will set you up for success.

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

No, we don’t. We have a student who’s enrolled in HELLO BROADWAY 12-MONTH PROGRAM right now. His family couldn’t afford it, so he 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.)

He 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 fight. 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 INCUBATOR​, you’ll meet the most amazing teachers and coaches. Click here to see our faculty!

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

HELLO BROADWAY INCUBATOR is a 2-month commitment with a new assignment to complete weekly. We encourage you to set aside 2 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 INCUBATOR 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 but friend it’s 8 weeks. You are given all of your master classes for the month on the 1st of the month so you can plan accordingly.

If you say you want this dream you’re going to have to do the work and that work requires sacrifice. I know that’s a scary word, but that’s how champions are made. Will you wake up 30 minutes earlier in the morning for your dream? If you won’t - someone will.

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

Yes! Check out 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.

I want to enroll in HELLO BROADWAY INCUBATOR but I have a few questions first. Can I chat with someone?

Of course. You can email us at academy@bwaycollective.com or call the office at 646.801.0773.


Prescreen Prep FAQ

Does this work for the new Musical Theatre Common Pre-screen?

Yes! We will be using the Acceptd and Paper Mill Playhouse Musical Theatre Common Pre-Screen guidelines to ensure that you have everything that you need. Learn about the 22 top tier participating universities here!

HOW CAN PRESCREEN PREP HELP?

Different schools have different prescreen requirements, but most require a package of two contrasting song choices, a contemporary monologue, and a dance combo showcasing your skills. Our team has an up-to-date list of prescreen requirements and will work with you and your school list to make sure you are preparing the materials necessary.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

We will pair you with our acting, song, and dance repertory experts who have a vast knowledge of the current theatre market. They will offer additional selections of material for you to work on, and help you craft a package of material that best represents you as a performer and well-rounded person!

WHERE WILL COACHING BE HELD?

From July 22 through August 22, you will attend a weekly online private coaching session as well as a weekly online group coaching call.

From August 23-25, you will travel to New York City, where we will individually coach + record your prescreens and professionally produce your headshots.

WHERE DO I STAY IN NYC?

We have secured a group rate at ROW NYC (the official host hotel of The Broadway Collective) for $219/night. To reserve your room with our special rate click here with code BCPREP. This rate is only available until July 31, so book fast!

WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY HEADSHOTS / VIDEOS?

Industry standard application assets, including headshots, videos, revised essays, and resumes will be delivered by September 3rd, 2019. Early applications are due between October 1-15 for most leading universities, which will allow you plenty of lead time to get your materials in!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER PRESCREEN PREP? CAN YOU HELP ME WITH INTERVIEW PREP?

At the conclusion of Prescreen Prep, students are encouraged to continue private coaching with our expert instructors to prepare for their live college auditions. Group Coaching Calls and “Office Hours” will be held through the college audition season.