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Our NYC summer intensive is back in person — and better than ever.

Dance, voice, and acting masterclasses. Audition training. Career mentorship. Life-changing connections and friendships. Transformational motivation. If you’re serious about being on Broadway, Gathered is where you train the Summer of 2022.

What is Gathered?

4 weeks of online prep work before the in-person NYC week

Daily fitness / conditioning + wellness sessions

Squad goals

Business of the business

A week of in-person intensive training

Mentorship from Broadway Artists

Swag box

Sharecase performance

When is gathered?

Session 1

june 21-26

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Session 2

Aug 2-7

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“I was surprised by how well I was able to connect with the students and teachers through a screen. It almost felt like we were there in person!

Tomi, gathered Student

The virtual experience is amazing. I would tell someone who says it couldn’t work online to take a leap of faith and experience it, allow it to change you. The work WORKS!”

Jackson, gathered Student

No other program is going to prepare you as accurately for a professional life in theatre as Gathered does!”

Jessy, gathered Student

Gathered is the best place to show you the reality of making it in this industry. Trust the process, trust the people, and trust yourself that you can do great things.”

Glory, gathered Student

The training is unlike anything else you will experience. Gathered can be a little intense sometimes, but it is definitely a necessity. Not to mention the amazing new group of friends you get!”

Ashley, gathered Student

“Gathered absolutely changed my life. Give it your all and I promise you won’t regret it.

mackenzie, gathered Student

To anyone who doesn't believe it would work online, allow yourself to be surprised and your expectations to be exceeded!”

Ellie, gathered Student

I was amazed by the success of the online program. My daughter was energized even though she was in front of a screen all day! Having access to people in smaller groups was an amazing benefit of being online. She would definitely not hesitate to do the program again online, and I wouldn't hesitate to support that decision.”

Michelle, Parent to Lilly

“You will be pushed to reach new realizations in your artistry. Say YES to this life-changing opportunity!

Allison, gathered Student

“TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY! There are not enough words to explain how amazing this experience is.

Ella, gathered Student

“You have a lot to work on at Gathered but they will show you that you also have a lot that should be celebrated. Gathered lets you do all of that!

Essence, gathered Student

Gathered is the most rewarding experience of your life. I found a new part of myself that I didn’t know existed.”

Kathryn, gathered Student

Who TEACHES you at Gathered?

The Best of Broadway

Past Gathered Faculty

Laura Osnes

from Bandstand

Solea Pfeiffer

from Evita

Ciara Renée

from Frozen

John Eric Parker

Wardrobe Styling Sessions

Josh Burrage

from A Bronx Tale

Erika Henningsen

from Mean Girls

Aisha Jackson

from Frozen

Amber Iman

from Shuffle Along

Ben Cook

from Speilberg's West Side Story

Kara Lindsay

from Newsies

Ramone Owens

from Bettlejuice

Taylor Trensch

from Dear Evan Hansen

Beth Leavel

from The Prom

Izzy Mccalla

from Aladdin

Vasthy Mompoint

from Spongebob Square Pants

I feel like these kids are getting the opportunity of a lifetime at Gathered. The fact that they get to hone their skills and continue to make their dream a reality is just really exciting. I wish I would have had that as a kid.”

Laura Osnes, Tony Award Nominated Broadway Performer

If I could have had a program like this, I would have had way more confidence that I knew what I was doing. Getting to work with Broadway performers would have been a huge opportunity to understand what it's like to work on Broadway, how hard it is, and how amazing and rewarding it can be.”

Taylor Louderman, Broadway Performer

“I wish Gathered was around when I was a kid. I would have been so much more prepared going to auditions! These kids have a huge leg up on everybody else. I'm quite jealous to be honest!

Jason Sparks, Broadway Director/Choreographer

“If I had a program like Gathered, I think my training would have expedited from the beginning. You start at such a high level so early on that it almost surpasses what any school or any other regional theater can teach you.”

Jack Sippel, Broadway Dance Captain

“The way everyone supports each other and is rooting for each other and celebrating success, but also celebrating mistakes and failures is what makes the students at Gathered so special, and this program so unique.”

Taylor Trensch, Tony Award Winning Broadway Performer

“I'm so excited to be a part of Gathered because this is a group of kids that is incredibly disciplined, passionate, and talented. That combination makes them the most exciting to teach and be around.

Solea Pfieffer, Broadway Performer

“Robert Hartwell was one of my first teachers: he is supportive and kind, but he's going to make you work your butt off and he will not settle for less than your best. How he creates a classroom atmosphere is how every teacher should: which is why I got involved immediately when he asked!

Erika Henningsen, Broadway Performer

I love the culmination at Gathered of all the artists coming together to really impart on these young people how important training is, and how important critical feedback is to help them start their careers.”

Kelcy Griffin, Broadway Performer

payment options

1 time payment of

$4995

SAVES YOU $400!
–OR–
6 monthly payments of

$900

PAY OVER TIME!

Getting to NYC

Hotel + airfare are not included in your tuition for Gathered 2022.

We suggest flying into LGA, JFK, or EWR airport. All 3 airports have Uber or Lyft that will bring you directly into the Theatre District. It will take you 45-90 minutes to travel in from the airport.

If you prefer to bus in please come into Port Authority or train into Penn Station.

Hotel Options

The following hotels are in the area of the event, however, The Broadway Collective has no relationship, group block, or affiliation with any of the hotels listed. The Broadway Collective does not review, endorse, or recommend these hotels. We are merely providing information about what is located nearby. You should confirm that a hotel meets your needs before booking a stay.

W New York - Times Square
M Social Hotel - Times Square

Covid Policy

Gathered 2022 will be a fully vaccinated and masked event. Students and parents will be required to show proof of vaccination to confirm enrollment and enter the studio.  

Our company is based in NYC and is following our union guidelines that govern the reopening of Broadway theaters.  

We respect every family’s choice to decide what is best for them. However, The Broadway Collective is reentering in-person training vaccinated and masked.  

We are not doctors. We are not lawyers. And we are not scientists. We are a New York-based collective of artists who have had to make a decision to protect our team and families who train with us.

With the deepest care and respect, no exceptions will be made.

F A Q

Gathered is a rigorous summer musical theatre training program.

Students receive 4 weeks of preparation work followed by a week of intensive training in NYC. 

Dance, singing, acting, audition techniques, fitness conditioning classes, vocal health, wellness coaching, career mentorship, and more.Classes are led by Broadway artists, choreographers, and casting directors. 

Gathered is for serious, committed young artists. If musical theatre is your greatest passion and you want to pursue a career in this field, then you belong at Gathered.

This is an experience that shapes you into a stronger artist and a more focused, committed student and human being.

We accept students aged 12-18 into Gathered. There are only 60 spots per session. We recommend new students have an intermediate-to advanced-level skill set in voice, acting, and dance technique. 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!

You don’t need to be the “perfect” dancer, vocalist, or actor. If you are ready to work hard, willing to push yourself to achieve more than you thought you were capable of, and want to fully immerse yourself in the lifestyle of a performing arts professional for a week – you belong at Gathered!

No. There are no auditions for Gathered. 

We recommend that students have intermediate- to advanced skills in voice, acting, and dance technique. 

If you’re not sure if you meet this criteria, email us at hello at bwaycollective dot com to discuss your situation. 

You don’t need to be a “perfect” dancer, vocalist, or actor. We’re not looking for perfection. We’re looking for determination, passion, heart, spirit, and a willingness to put in the work and improve. 

It’s okay if you’re a strong dancer but a shaky singer, or a fantastic actor who rarely dances, or vice versa. Come to Gathered. Let’s get to work on making you a well-rounded performer. That’s what we’re here for.

*Pay In Full and save $400 with a one time investment of $4995

*Pay Over Time with 6 monthly payments of $900

In addition to the live week of all-day-long masterclass training and 4 weeks of online curriculum, student tuition includes a coursebook, 5 days of Swag (the official uniforms for Gathered), all sheet music, and a parent workbook. Students will end Gathered with 6 new mp3s + sheet music for their audition portfolio.

In the 4 weeks leading up to Gathered, students will be mentored and prepare for the live intensive within our private online community. This will require a 3-5 hour commitment within the student’s schedule and time.

The online work will be research- and performance-based. Students will research the industry and the Broadway professionals they will be coaching and dining with during Gathered. On the performance side, students will prepare the songs and monologues they will perform at the live event.

You bet it does! We have been the leading online Broadway training program for the past few years! And we know what it takes to train online successfully! Let Robert give you some insight on the link below!

https://bwaycollective.com/gathered-online/

 

If this is you, we have excellent resources for you to follow! Robert gives wonderful insight in the best ways to save, to be able to come to Gathered! 

https://bwaycollective.com/gathered-money/

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! Also: here is a free copy of Robert’s ebook 10 Ways to Carve Out Time & Money.

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!

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 well-trained in 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!

Gathered first and foremost is a training program that is meant to build better human beings. If you what and grow and better yourself to become a more well rounded human being, you belong here! Let Robert tell you all about it here! 

https://bwaycollective.com/gathered-believe/

We understand the worry of a parent. But here’s the truth.  A Broadway Career is fruitful and can offer so much to a stable life! If you go to this link, Robert gives some great insight into just how that is true!

https://bwaycollective.com/gathered-parents/ 

 

Time is the most valuable thing we have on this earth. And I promise you, Gathered is worth that valuable time. If you click on the link below, Robert explains just why your time spent with Gathered is invaluable. 

https://bwaycollective.com/gathered-time/

There are no refunds or cancellations. Once you make your deposit, this means you’re making a firm commitment to be at Gathered. See our ​​Terms + Conditions.

Even though you’re training with us online, that doesn’t mean it’s time to slack off, scroll on your phone, or smack your gum! 

We expect you to show up with fierce commitment and treat each training session seriously. 

We have a dress code of black dance clothes and your official Gathered t-shirt, which will be mailed to you after you register. For dance classes, please wear jazz shoes. 

After you register, we’ll email you instructions on what to wear each day and exactly how to prepare.

Absolutely! Send your questions to hello at bwaycollective dot com – or ask us a direct question here and get a personal answer!
A NOTE FROM YOUR HOST WITH THE MOST

robert Hartwell

Hi Friend! 

In 2020, Broadway shut down.

But you know what happened? The Broadway Collective got to work. We knew we were the leaders in online Musical Theatre education and made a vow to show up for our Broadway community, families we get to serve, and team.

You can’t keep NYC down.

And now that Broadway has triumphantly returned, the requirements, demands, and expectations have become even greater.

When I opened The Broadway Collective in 2016, I had a dream to connect students from all over the world with Broadway directors, choreographers, and casting directors. I didn’t want Gathered to be “another summer camp” so I knew rigorous training with clear expectations, process, and a core curriculum had to be our foundation.

That didn’t stop last summer online because of the pandemic and it won’t stop now.

It’s simple: nobody does online Musical Theatre education like us.

And as long as there is breath in my body I will be looking for students who want to be active participants in shaping their futures.

This summer at Gathered 2022 we’re looking for workers. We’re not after perfection or excuses. We’re looking for students who want to go deeper in their training and are ready to meet their fear with a newfound resiliency and work ethic.

I know on the other side of doing this work together there will be a confidence that will be unshakeable. I know it’s an investment, but I promise you one thing: if you do the work, your future will be transformed because THE WORK WORKS.

I’m so ready for you to experience Gathered LIVE IN NYC.

One very excited New Yorker. 

My all,

Robert Hartwell

Founder + Artistic Director
The Broadway Collective

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