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Art Soiree kick-off party celebrates BroadwayHD

May 10, 2023: ChaShaMa’s founder Anita Durst hosted an Art Soiree kick-off party to celebrate BroadwayHD, the world’s premiere theater streaming service. The festive kick-off party featured performing artists and a presentation from Flambeaux Fire of their upcoming show The Calling. Members of the theater community came to Anita’s Way to congratulate and support BroadwayHD founders Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane.
Photography: Barry Gordin

Anita Durst, Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley

Art Soiree kick-off party celebrates BroadwayHD

May 10, 2023:  ChaShaMa’s founder Anita Durst hosted an Art Soiree kick-off party to celebrate BroadwayHD, the world’s premiere theater streaming service. The festive kick-off party featured performing artists and a presentation from Flambeaux Fire of their upcoming show The Calling. Members of the theater community came to Anita’s Way to congratulate and support BroadwayHD founders Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane.
Photography: Barry Gordin

BroadwayHD will be honored at the ChaSahaMa Gala on June 8th for their commitment to Broadway and live performing arts.  BroadwayHD offers a streaming subscription service with premium full-length stage plays and musicals to theater fans across the globe. BroadwayHD offers its subscribers unlimited, on-demand access to a library of more than 300 titles.

Remy Knopf

BroadwayHD has been a digital innovator for the past decade, giving stage shows a digital presence and theater lovers access to an extensive library of recordings. Their mission is to create the next generation of theatergoers through a digital platform that reaches young audiences and families with the convenience of streaming at home. “BroadwayHD is the training wheels for the live, in-person theater experience. The sooner children are exposed to the art form of live theater, the more likely they are to become a theater fan,” said BroadwayHD founder Bonnie Comley.

Since 1995 ChaShaMa has repurposed vacant storefronts, office builds, and spaces throughout New York City and donated the space to artists of all kinds-the spaces are used for art galleries, presentations, and performances spaces. In response to the pandemic, Chashama partnered with NYC Small Business Services through our Enliven NYC: Storefront Startup program, which connects small businesses with temporary vacant storefronts at no cost to the business owner. One of the biggest challenges facing small businesses is access to capital for commercial leases, made more difficult during the pandemic. Storefront Startup alleviates the burden of making rent for participating small businesses with our pop-ups. We welcome applications from business owners residing in low to moderate-income neighborhoods throughout New York City.

BroadwayHD founders Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane will accept the ChaShaMa Champion of the Arts honor from ChaShaMa founder Anita Durst at the June 8th Gala in New York City.

Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley.
ChaShaMa Performer
Bonnie Comley, Stewart F. Lane & Colleen Jennings-Roggensack.
ChaShaMa Performer, Stewart F. Lane, Irene Gandy, Bonnie Comley, ChaShaMa Performer & Anita Durst.
Patrick Christiano with ChaShaMa Performers.
ChaShaMa Performer
ChaShaMa Performers