Welcome BAC: Broadway Artist Connection Launches Its First Event with Resounding Success!

Posted: March 14, 2014 in BAC Inside
 Christina DeCiccio

Christina DeCiccio

The evening, held the night after the illustrious Tony Awards, started off rainy and dreary outside, but sizzled inside with remarkable talent and an enthusiastic audience that remained captivated from beginning to end.Christina DeCiccio commenced the event with a rousing rendition of I Want to Go to Hollywood. The perfect choice as host; her engaging personality, witting anecdotes and winning smile effortlessly glided us through an array of performances from current and former Broadway performers. The very talented artists included Randy Donaldson, Jennifer Sanchez, Melissa Giattino & Richard Schwartz, Mimi Bessette, Adam Roberts, Amy Dolan Fletcher, D’Vorah Bailey, Jessica McRoberts, Jessica Kostival, Wendy Rosoff and even a surprise performance from Tamlyn Brooke Orlando, founder of BAC. Musical direction was provided by the one and only Michael Lavine, and every performance was met with ebullient anticipation and rousing cheers!
“I really enjoyed the evening tremendously,” John Kanazawa, JD/LLM, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Attorney, exclaimed. “What a fantastic opportunity to mingle with the Broadway community. I can’t wait for future events.” This BAC event was the first of many; every event will donate proceeds to a charitable organization or non-profit. The launch event’s proceeds benefitted Rosie’s Theater Kids, a non-profit that exposes underprivileged children to the arts and immeasurable opportunities through artistic exposure. Although the students could not perform live at the launch event, the Artistic Director of Drama, Jeff Statile, treated the guests to a video performance produced by BD Wong & featuring hundreds of Rosie’s Theater Kids!
“It feels great, knowing that what we do benefits larger causes,” attendees unanimously agreed. This event would not have been possible without the generous support of
Randy Davis & Phoenix Steiner of AppliedArts.us, Daniel Gallant, BAC advisor and Executive Director of Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, Will Maitland Weiss, BAC advisor and Event Director, and Marnie Ann Joyce, Event Manager.
Sponsors of this successful affair were Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, Thuzio, MLManagement.biz, Hint Water, Saranac, Good Beer, Actors’ Equity Association, Corona Extra, Cake Shop NYC, and Saranac. A big thank you to all for their hard work in creating a memorable and rewarding occasion.


  1. reg e gaines says:

    what a great way for musical theatre disciplines to converge and synthesize. am extremely excited about the possibilities of learning something new.

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