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Broadway Back To School Gala

FIFTH ANNUAL BROADWAY BACK TO SCHOOL GALA @ EDISON BALLROOM

September 23, 2019: Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Tony Award winners Laura BenantiGavin Creel, and Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tony nominees Hunter Bell, John Cariani, and Megan Hilty, Broadway stars J. Harrison Ghee, and Will Pullen, tap dancer Evan Ruggiero, and honorees (and Tony winners) Marc Shaimanand Scott Wittman, and more celebrated the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala @ The Edison Ballroom in NYC.

Chita Rivera

FIFTH ANNUAL BROADWAY BACK TO SCHOOL GALA @ EDISON BALLROOM

September 23, 2019: Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Tony Award winners Laura BenantiGavin Creel, and Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tony nominees Hunter Bell, John Cariani, and Megan Hilty, Broadway stars J. Harrison Ghee, and Will Pullen, tap dancer Evan Ruggiero, and honorees (and Tony winners) Marc Shaimanand Scott Wittman, and more celebrated the Fifth Annual Broadway Back To School Gala @ The Edison Ballroom in NYC.

Gavin Creel

Broadway stars came out to give back to school theatre by supporting the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF), which provides financial support for school theatre education programs.  They are joined by award-winning student Thespians from across the country in this unique evening of entertainment.

Broadway Back to School is the only event where professional artists share their talents alongside behind-the-scenes stories of how they got started in high school theatre, stories are as inspiring as the high school Thespians with whom they’ll perform. (Thespians are members of the International Thespian Society, the honor organization for middle and high school theatre students, with 2.4 million alums, currently celebrating its 90th anniversary.)

Broadway Back To School Gala
Edison Ballroom
240 W 47th Street
Photography: Maryann Lopinto

Laura Benanti
John Cariani
Marc Schaiman, Scott Whitman
Brannon Evans, Laura Benanti
Alex Cohen
J. Harrison Ghee (Crystal Demure)
Carla Stickler
Evan Ruggiero
Chita Rivera