Fall 2021 Tour Cancelled

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Ready to say you were training for Broadway when the lights came back on?

The wait is finally over.

Broadway is back open. 

Theaters have opened their doors. 

And we’re throwing Broadway’s most anticipated in-person training experience  live in NYC to mark this historic moment.

It’s called BROADWAY’S OPEN. 

We only have spots available for serious Musical Theatre students ages 12-18. 

BROADWAY’S OPEN is the ultimate Musical Theatre education experience for students ages 12 to 18.

You’ll train with us for 4 weeks online  and then come to New York City for a weekend of dance, voice, acting, and audition masterclasses—led by award-winning Broadway artists. 

It’s all happening at Open Jar Studios, a Broadway rehearsal studio in the heart of the Broadway Theatre District. 

What’s included

When you register for BROADWAY’S OPEN, you get:

The Broadway’s Open Swag Box–which you'll receive at the live event!

4 Weeks of Online Coursework to get you prepared for your live training in NYC.

4 Weeks of Personalized Feedback on your work from Broadway performers who will serve as your mentors + coaches through the entire process.

1 Spectacular Weekend of Live In-Person Training in NYC with Our Award-Winning Faculty. Dance, voice, acting, audition skills, mental and physical wellness for artists—we cover it all.

Student Sharecase Performance–share what you learned in front of a live audience. (Parents, you’re invited to watch!)

A Ticket to a Broadway Show with the other Broadway’s Open students.

Panel Events covering the Business of Broadway and Theatre As a Career.

Parents Only Info Sessions. Ask all your questions about college options, agents, managers, how to help your child succeed.

Priceless Encouragement + Motivation. Our world-class Faculty will bring out the greatness that’s inside of you—and inspire you to become the best young artist and human being that you can be.

Broadway’s Open on CBS News

The Schedule

October 25th–November 19th

4 weeks of online prep

November 20th + 21st

Live NYC Weekend

– at Open Jar Studios –

4 weeks of Online Prep for NYC

Oct 25-Nov 19

Week 1

Vocal Masterclass

Wellness for Broadway

Week 2

Dance Masterclass

Education for Broadway

Week 3

Acting Masterclass

The Business of Broadway

Week 4

Mentorship Masterclass

Putting It Together

Live NYC Weekend

*VIP STUDENTS ONLY*

Friday Nov 19

12-4PM

VIP Headshot Session

5-7PM

VIP Welcome Dinner with Robert

Live NYC Weekend

Saturday nov 20

9:30-10am

Orientation

10-10:30am

Dance Warm-up

10:30am-12pm

Dance Masterclass

12-12:30pm

Lunch (Provided)

12:30-2PM

Vocal Masterclass

2-3:30PM

Acting Masterclass

3:30-4:30PM

Moving Forward

4:30-6PM

Dinner (on your own)

VIP Dinner with robert

6-7:30PM

Preshow Dessert

8-10:30PM

See a Broadway Show

Live NYC Weekend

Sunday nov 21

8:30-9:30am

The Academy Welcome Breakfast

9:30-10:30am

Dance + Vocal warm-Up

Parents Session

10:30AM-12:30PM

Sharecase

12:30-1:30PM

How They Made It Panel

1:30-2:30PM

Photos + See You Soons

Faculty

Meet your BROADWAY’S OPEN Faculty!

If you want to be on Broadway—train with Broadway.
Dance Faculty

Founder + Artistic Director of The Broadway Collective. Has performed in 5 Broadway musicals, most recently Hello, Dolly! University of Michigan MT grad.

Broadway Actor + Dancer. Has performed in 3 Broadway musicals, most recently Hello, Dolly! The Alvin Ailey School BFA grad.

Professional dancer. Has performed as a dancer at The Metropolitan Opera and in the national tours of Flashdance and Young Frankenstein. Point Park University Dance grad.

Broadway Actor + Dancer. Most recently performed in The Book Of Mormon on Broadway. Elon MT grad.

Vocal Faculty

Broadway Actor. Has performed in 3 Broadway musicals. Most recently as Cady Heron in Mean Girls on Broadway. University of Michigan MT grad.

Broadway Actor. Has performed in 2 Broadway musicals. Most recently Aladdin on Broadway. Belmont University MT grad.

Broadway Actor + TV Actor. Has performed in 4 Broadway musicals. Most recently as Cherry Sunday in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway. Cincinnati Conservatory of Music MT grad. 

Broadway Actor. Has performed in 2 Broadway musicals. Most recently in the national tour of Hamilton. Howard University MT Grad.

Acting Faculty

Broadway + TV Actor. Has performed in 4 Broadway musicals and is currently playing Meghan Markle on Lifetime’s Escaping The Palace. University of Michigan MT grad.

Broadway actor. Has performed in 3 Broadway musicals. Most recently in Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway. Florida State University MT grad.

Broadway Actor. Has performed in 5 Broadway musicals . Currently in Wicked on Broadway. BM University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grad.

Professional Actor. Most recently the Broadway National Tour of The Book Of Mormon. Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music MT grad.

Bonus! See a Broadway Show

Your participation in BROADWAY’S OPEN includes a ticket to a Broadway show! Join us as we celebrate the return of Broadway with tickets to the Saturday evening performance the brand new movie-to-musical, Mrs. Doubtfire on November 20th.

Raves from Students + Parents

If your child has dreams of working in Musical Theatre, then this is the place to be! The team at The Broadway Collective guides them and supports them by opening up opportunities to work with Broadway performers as well as receiving feedback. It’s hard work but SO worth it!”

–Maria, Parent

Honestly? Before The Broadway Collective, I was so scared of being on stage. But I have been able to open up and now I’m not only confident in my singing, but my acting and dancing as well!”

–Jo

We were literally blown away not only by the professionalism of the team, but the incredible heart they bring to what they do. Robert has created a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity that will leave your child inspired to not only be a better performer but a better person.”

–Sarah, Parent

“I gained a new dedication and passion. The accomplished mentors brought out a performer in me that I had never seen before, and I had never felt this connected to my work. The Broadway Collective creates the space for me to be the best version of my truthful self.

–Ava

The difference in her confidence was ASTOUNDING. As in, "is that my child up there?" It was worth EVERY. PENNY. Also, Robert is a no BS teacher. He tells it like it is...but with love and the desire to help you find your passion. Even if that means it's not to pursue a Broadway career. It really is worth the time and money if your child dreams of being on Broadway.”

–Traci, Parent

I not only learned more than I ever have, but made real connections and friendships. To anyone who doesn't believe it would work online, allow yourself to be surprised and your expectations to be exceeded.”

–Ellie

Regular Ticket

– only a few spots left –

one time payment

$1995

–OR–
3 monthly payments

$665

Virtual Ticket

– only 40 spots available –

one time payment

$495

VIP TIcket

– only a few spots left –

2 Dinners with Robert Hartwell

On Friday night from 5-7PM, you will go with Robert to one of his favorite restaurants in the theatre district. Each student will be able to bring a parent with them.

Then on Saturday night, you will have a VIP-only dinner with Robert before you rejoin the group for the pre-show dessert and Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway. Each student will be able to bring a parent with them.

Private headshot session

On Friday afternoon, you will have a headshot session with our photographer Julianna at Open Jar Studios to capture a brand new headshot for your upcoming auditions. Includes 2 fully retouched shots.

one time payment

$2995

–OR–
3 monthly payments

$995

Getting to NYC

Hotel + airfare are not included in your tuition for BROADWAY’S OPEN.

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

BROADWAY’S OPEN 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.

Letter from Robert

Well, it has been…quite a year. 

During the pandemic, we all had to stay home, stay safe, and find new ways to study, train, and make art—online. 

And during the pandemic, the Broadway district in NYC closed down for the first time in history. All 42 theatres—dark.

I’m not gonna sugarcoat it. It was tough. The theatre community had never experienced anything like this before. We had to summon all of our strength, faith, and creativity to get through it. And we did. 

New York City is resilient and courageous. We’ve gone through hard times before. We always bounce back. And we always come back stronger than ever. 

After a long pause, it’s so exhilarating to see the Broadway theatre district re-opening. We are BACK. Shows are back on. Tickets are flying. Audiences can’t wait to experience the magic that only Broadway can bring. 

We want you to be there with us—this fall—while it’s all happening. 

Be there so that one day, you can tell your grandkids, “I was there when Broadway came back. I saw the lights come back on. I was training in NYC for my future when it happened.”

Come join us in NYC for Broadway’s Open. 

Do whatever it takes to be there—get a part-time job to earn extra cash, sell a bike you don’t need, ask grandpa for a loan, carpool and share a hotel room with a friend, whatever it takes—to get yourself to NYC for this experience. Hustle and make this happen for yourself. 

Because THIS is a moment you don’t want to miss.

You’ve been waiting all year for this.

We can’t wait to share it with you.

It’s time to recommit to your dreams—200 percent—and go ALL IN on training for the future that you want. 

We’ll see you in NYC this fall!

My all,

Robert Hartwell

Founder + Artistic Director
The Broadway Collective

F A Q

Broadway’s Open is a program presented by The Broadway Collective, a musical theatre education company based in NYC.

With Broadway’s Open, students (ages 12 to 18) get a spectacular weekend of live in-person training in NYC including dance, voice, acting, and audition masterclasses with our world-class Faculty. 

Students also receive tickets to a Broadway show—and participate in a Sharecase Performance where they perform live in front of an audience. Parents are welcome to come watch!

Prior to the weekend in NYC, students receive 4 weeks of online coursework to accelerate their skills and prepare them for the in-person event.

This year, Broadway’s Open coincides with the re-opening of the Broadway theatre district in NYC—making this a historic and unforgettable moment for students and parents to experience together. 

Our mission is to leave each student with stronger artistic skills, greater confidence and an accelerated work ethic that is required to *make it* in the competitive theatre industry.

Broadway’s Open is brought to you by The Broadway Collective—Broadway’s elite musical theatre training academy based in New York City.

Founded in 2015, we provide curriculum based musical theatre training, results driven college prep, and career mentorship to serious musical theatre students.

Our students are accepted into the top BFA Musical Theatre college training programs in the country with scholarships and we even have alumni from our programs, excelling in their careers on Netflix and HBO.

Our teaching faculty includes Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning artists. Our students learn how to “put in the work” from artists who are where they want to be – Broadway. 

We’re known for producing life changing events that are moving, inspirational, and rooted in “doing the work” —and Broadway’s Open will be no exception.

The live event portion of Broadway’s Open is located at Open Jar Studios in the heart of the Broadway theatre district.

1601 Broadway 11th Floor
NYC 10019

We recommend that you book a room at one of the following hotels.

The following hotels are in the area of the event, however, The Broadway Collective has no relationship with 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.

All of these hotels are a 5-10 minute walk away from the venue where students will be training each day:

Marriott – 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Time Square – 305 W 46th St New York, NY 10036
Renaissance Hotel – 714 Seventh Ave New York, NY 10036
Hilton Garden Inn – 790 Eighth Ave New York, NY 10019
The Time New York – 224 W 49th St. New York, NY 10091
The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel – 790 7th Ave New York, NY 10091
W New York-Times Square – 1567 Broadway New York, NY 10036
The Westin New York at Times Square- 270 W 43rd Street, New York NY
M Social Hotel – 226 W 52nd Street New York NY 10091
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel – 811 Seventh Ave New York, NY 10091

Training days in NYC are Saturday, November 20th and Sunday, November 21st, 2021.

For a stress-free travel experience, we recommend that you check into your hotel on Friday, November 19th and check out on Monday, November 22nd.

If you prefer not to stay at a hotel, check Airbnb.com and VRBO.com for alternate lodging options.

The online coursework and in-person intensive in NYC will cover:

– Dance, voice, acting, and audition skills. Bring your skills to the next level with masterclasses and personalized feedback from our faculty.

– Wellness for musical theatre artists. How to stay physically and mentally strong in this demanding industry, and enjoy a long, injury-free and sustainable career in the arts.

– The business of Broadway and Broadway as a career. Everything you need to know about the billion-dollar musical theatre industry, including career paths, typical salaries, health insurance, retirement packages, unions—the realities of working in this field.

– Your training plan. What a training plan for a serious musical theatre student needs to look like—and sample plans/schedules to follow.

– The path to Broadway. Why a college degree in musical theatre is a crucial piece of your path, which colleges are best, and how to increase your chances of excelling within the Broadway community.

 

Our faculty includes award-winning Broadway performers, Directors, Producers, and Choreographers.

The majority of our faculty members have worked in a Broadway show within the last 1-3 years.

This means that students get to learn from artists who are actively working in the industry.

Yes!

If your child is a minor, we require that they have a parent, guardian, or another adult chaperone while training in NYC.

Please note, you must be fully vaccinated to join us at the in person event. 

We ask that parents remain outside the rehearsal space during dance, voice, and acting masterclasses. Please go explore NYC and enjoy yourself!

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the Parents-Only info session and the Student Sharecase Performance.

Broadway’s Open is recommended for students aged 12 to 18.

Students are split into groups and rotated through masterclasses, ensuring that every student gets individualized attention.

We have a dress code of black dance clothes and your official The Broadway Collective t-shirt. You will receive your TBC t-shirt at the live event. For dance classes, please wear jazz shoes. Following your registration, we will be emailing you a packing checklist detailing items you will need to bring for your NYC trip.

Prior to the big weekend, students complete a 4-week online coursework to get prepared. During the online coursework phase, we recommend setting aside 3 to 5 hours per week.

Each week’s coursework will unlock at 10 am Eastern Time on Mondays, and the corresponding homework assignment is due that Sunday by 5 pm Eastern Time. Feedback from your Broadway coach is delivered by the following Friday.

Broadway’s Open includes a weekend in NYC: November 20th and 21st, 2021.

Registration includes:

– 4 weeks of online coursework to get you prepared for NYC

– 1 weekend intensive in NYC with small-group sessions and personalized attention

– Ticket to a Broadway show 

– Student Sharecase performance

– Parents-only info session

– Broadway’s Open Swag Box in the mail including your coursebook and official t-shirt

Registration does not include Airfare, Hotel, Ground Transportation, or Food.

The VIP Upgrade includes:

2 DINNERS WITH ROBERT HARTWELL

On Friday night from 5-7 PM, you will go with Robert to one of his favorite restaurants in the theatre district. Each student will be able to bring a parent with them. Then on Saturday night, you will have a VIP-only dinner with Robert before you rejoin the group for the pre-show dessert and Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway. Each student will be able to bring a parent with them.

+ PRIVATE HEADSHOT SESSION

On Friday afternoon, you will have a headshot session with our photographer Julianna to capture a brand new headshot for your upcoming auditions. Includes 2 fully retouched shots.

Again, we don’t believe in the word “can’t.” Our founder Robert Hartwell came from a single-parent household where money was very tight.

At a young age, he figured out how to raise the money he needed to invest in his arts education. You can do this, too.

Check out Robert’s e-book 10 Ways to Carve Out Time and Money for Your Dream.

Read that book. It’s free. Inside, you’ll find tons of ideas on how to earn (or raise) the money you need! You’re creative and resourceful. We know you can do this!

Broadway’s Open 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 as well as the Broadway performance of Mrs. Doubtfire. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. With the deepest care and respect, no exceptions will be made.

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

Please reach out: hello at bwaycollective dot com 

Or, feel free to schedule a 15-minute phone call with a member of our team at 646.801.0773.

Be able to say,
I was there.

BROADWAY’S OPEN is your chance to be trained by Broadway’s finest talent.

Be there for this historic moment.

4 weeks of preparation. 1 weekend of Broadway transformation.

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