The Broadway Artists Connection had another successful Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 5 time Broadway Veteran Jennifer Sanchez on Monday, May 23rd at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.  Broadway Artists & those aspiring were able to sing, cheer, inspire and make invaluable industry connections.  Congratulations to singers Gaea Lawton & Emma Green for being crowned “the future of Broadway.”

1We are currently seeking our June 13th line up hosted by THE COLOR PURPLE’S Antoine L. Smith.  The evening will kick off with Broadway Pros and then 15 selected friends will take the mic to sing for a NYC Casting Director.  Two will be crowned the “future of Broadway” and invited back to sing in our All Stars Benefit for CAT YOUTH THEATRE who provide FREE theatre programing to inner city youth.

The Broadway Artists Connection is a nonprofit who’s mission is to provide artists opportunities to try out new works in a supportive environment, make connections and help those in need.  Artists helping artists & beyond.  Join us at http://www.broadwayconnects.org and on facebook.

Broadway Artists & Friends Opeen Mic & MingleTonight is the Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted hosted by 5 time Broadway Veteran, Jennifer Sanchez (ON YOUR FEET) on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected “aspiring artists & friends” at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street.

Broadway artists performing include:
Jennifer Sanchez, Host (ON YOUR FEET, GHOST THE MUSICAL, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, WEST SIDE STORY & WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN); Hettie Barnhill (LEAP OF FAITH, FELA! SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK); Megan Lewis (IF/THEN, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, GREY GARDENS); Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE, MEMPHIS); Reg E.Gaines (BRING IN ‘DA NOISE, BRING IN ‘DA FUNK – Grammy & Tony Nominiee); Meliki Hurd (MATLIDA); Joan Barber (FOLLIES, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, KING DAVID, BIG, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, MAN OF LA MANCHA), Eric Millegan (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR), Arika Golz (MATILDA). Accompaniment by Brad Ross

The following artists will perform for NY Casting Director Robin Carus who will crown two the “future of Broadway.” Those singers will be featured on our fb page & invited to sing in our BAC ALL STARS Benefit for CAT Youth Theatre Nov. 24th.

Hayden Field, Grace Anne Field, Meghan Jenkins, Michael Morano, Thomas Dieter, Charlotte MacMurray,  Ashley Gramins, Emily Maixner, Kaitlin Wise, Yassara Millan, Max Bartos, Gaea Lawton, Robert Gino, Emma Green

TICKETS on sale now. $20 cover (plus $20 food & beverage minimum per person)
For more information visit www.broadwayconnects.org/events

Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle

Monday May 23rd (7pm) – Laurie Beechman Theatre

TICKETS HERE

Broadway Artists & Friends Opeen Mic & Mingle

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its eighth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 5 time Broadway Veteran Jennifer Sanchez (ON YOUR FEET) on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected “up and comers” at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street.

Performers and audience will be treated to an up close view of artists newest works, make invaluable connections and support our local communities. Signed show posters will be raffled and a donation will be made for CAT Youth Theatre who provide FREE theatre programming to inner city teens. .

FEATURING:

Jennifer Sanchez, Host (ON YOUR FEET, GHOST THE MUSICAL, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, WEST SIDE STORY & WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN), Hettie Barnhill (LEAP OF FAITH, FELA! SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK), Megan Lewis (IF/THEN, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, GREY GARDENS), Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE, MEMPHIS), Reg E.Gaines (BRING IN ‘DA NOISE, BRING IN ‘DA FUNK), Meliki Hurd (MATILDA), Joan Barber (FOLLIES, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, KING DAVID, BIG, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, MAN OF LA MANCHA).
Accompaniment by Brad Ross

The fun continues as selected fans & friends take the mic to sing for a NYC Casting Director who will be crowning two participants the “future of Broadway.” To find out how you can sing in a BAC event, email info@broadwayconnects.org.

TICKETS on sale now. $20 cover (plus $20 food & beverage minimum per person) For more information visit www.broadwayconnects.org.

Broadway Artists Connection(5)The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents it’s seventh Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) on Monday April 11th at 7pm.  The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected “up and comers” at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, “home of some of the hottest Broadway & Cabaret performers for over 30 years” in the heart of the theater district.

Performers and audience will be treated to an up close view of artists newest works, make invaluable connections and support our local communities. Signed show posters will be raffled and a donation will be made to CAT Youth Theatre who provide FREE theatre programming to inner city teens. TICKETS ON SALE NOW.

Broadway artists performing include:
Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE, MEMPHIS)
Megan Lewis (IF/THEN, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, GREY GARDENS)
Ian Knauer (DAMES AT SEA, MAMMA MIA!, BY JEEVES, STATE FAIR)
Jennifer Sanchez (ON YOUR FEET, GHOST THE MUSICAL, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK)
D’Vorah Bailey (CANDIDE)
Monette McKay (SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, MEMPHIS, MAMMA MIA!)
Doreen Montalvo (ON YOUR FEET, IN THE HEIGHTS)
Accompaniment by Brad Ross

Producer: Tamlyn Brooke Orlando (42nd STREET, DAME EDNA)
Associate Producer: Malini Singh McDonald
Stage Manager: Will Maitland Weiss

The fun continues as selected fans & friends take the mic to sing for a NYC Casting Director who will be crowning two participants the “future of Broadway.”  To find out how you can sing in a BAC event, email info@broadwayconnects.org.

TICKETS on sale now.  $20 cover (plus $20 food & beverage minimum per person)
For more information visit www.broadwayconnects.org.

The Broadway Artists Connection founded in 2008 by Tamlyn Brooke Orlando, is a nonprofit that brings together Broadway & aspiring artists to perform, connect and share their talents for the greater good.  BAC events have featured over 80 Broadway Artists, over 50 aspiring artists and have raised thousands of dollars for charities improving our communities through the arts.

Laurie Beechman Theatre, “home of some of the hottest Broadway & Cabaret performers for over 30 years” is located in the heart of the Theater District.  This 100-seat supper club is committed to serving high-quality entertainment in an unpretentious setting where both theater-goers and theater stars feel at home. 

perform w/ BAC April 11th!

Posted: March 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

Broadway Artists Connection(4)It’s time to sing friends! Taking reservations for the April 11th BAC Open Mic & Mingle, hosted by HAMILTON’S Ariana DeBose at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Email info@broadwayconnects.org. Try a new song, connect, mentor, inspire, give back…..(this year’s donation will be made to CAT Youth Theatre who provide FREE theatre programming to inner-city teens).

BAC2016flyerWe have some big news from the Broadway Artists Connection and how you can perform or enjoy our upcoming shows!  We are proud to announce that this year, we will be hosting 5 BAC Open Mic & Mingles at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, “home of some of the hottest Broadway & Cabaret performers for over 30 years” right in the heart of the Theatre District.

We are taking reservations right now for performers.  To qualify to sing with our Broadway Pros, request a performance date from our flyer and send a video and resume to info@broadwayconnects.org
*ages 16 and up (some exceptions made on case by case basis)
**do not need to send a video if you’ve performed with us before

For more information visit: www.broawayconnects.org

 

BAC2016flyer2015 was a big year for the Broadway Artists Connection.  We completed our first full Open Mic Series that culminated on Dec. 13th with our BAC ALL STARS Benefit.  We raised funds for Broadway Cares, Equity Fights Aids, connected and provided a stage for more artists than any other year and established our organization as an official 501c3 nonprofit.

This year we have even bigger plans.  We want the power of our connection to reach & help more people so we are hosting 6 Open Mics (dates listed on Flyer above) and our All Stars Event Nov. 14th will benefit Creative Arts Team Youth Theatre, who provide FREE theatre programming to inner city teens.

If you haven’t been to an event, what happens is truly magical.  Broadway Artists get to take risks the commercial world does not always encourage and share their newest works with our audience; aspiring artists get to take the stage along side the pros, get exposure and find mentors; connections are made leading to job opportunities and we are able to donate funds to a charity that helps those less fortunate than ourselves.  We are about artists, helping artists and it’s happening!

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation (nothing is too small) to show your support of the Broadway Artists Connection so we can continue to make a difference in the lives of artists and those in need.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION.

There are also many ways you can be involved in BAC.  Save the dates and come support us by enjoying an event!  Offer your talents and sign up to sing.  Join our volunteer committee. Sponsor an event or our season.  All inquiries can go to info@broadwayconnects.org

Thank you for your support.  Hope to see you soon at our new home, the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street!

With gratitude,

Tamlyn Brooke Orlando
Founder, Broadway Artists Connection
www.broadwayconnects.org