black tie international magazine
Home
 
Translate
 
Celebrity Philanthropy News
 
Society News
 
Save the Date Directory
 
Features
Black Tie China
 
Black Tie France
 
Black Tie Israel
 
Black Tie Philippines
 
Black Tie
Global Sustainability News
 
Nightlife With
Rose Billings
 
The Season
 
Publisher
Gerard Mc Keon
 
Editor-in-Chief
Joyce Brooks
 
Follow us on 
Twitter   Facebook   Google+   Pinterest
 
 
 
Society News
 
New York Society
Palm Beach Society
International Society
Hampton Society
Las Vegas Society
West Coast Society
U.S. Society
 
Save The Date
Save the Date Directory
 
Listing Non-Profit Events
 
Philanthropy News
Featured Foundations
Philanthropy  Giving
 
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
 
Featured
Event Resources
Event Resource Directory
Event Talent Directory
 
Black Tie
Recommended
Lifestyle Selection
Antiques
Art
Beauty
Cars
Couture Fashion
Crowdfunding
Fine Wines
Friends of Black Tie
 Health & Wellness
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Jewelry
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Technology
Theater/Arts
Travel
Wealth Management
 
 
Share this Page
 
Promote Your Business or Foundation:
Advertising
Co-Hosting Events
 
Featured Foundations
Listing Non-Profit Events
 
Promote your Services
Feature your Talent
 
Friends of
Black Tie
Add your e-mail
for invitations to  our
exclusive
Friends of Black Tie Events

 
Friends of Black Tie
 
 
Black Tie Classic
Current Issue
Diana Issue
Jacqueline Kennedy
Back Issues
More Back Issues
Black Tie TV
Online Store 1
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Tie Philanthropy Giving  1
E-mail this link to your Friends:
Black Tie International: NBC
 

NBC's 'Smash': Make a Musical

NBC AND iTHEATRICS ANNOUNCE PHILANTHROPIC INITIATIVE TO BRING SUSTAINABLE MUSICAL THEATER PROGRAMS TO THE NATION’S UNDERSERVED SCHOOLS

“NBC’s ‘Smash’: Make a Musical” Set to Launch This Month in 20 Schools in 20 U.S. Cities

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- January 6, 2012 – NBC and iTheatrics are teaming up for the national launch of  “NBC’s ‘Smash’: Make a Musical,” a philanthropic initiative that will help create sustainable musical theater programs in underserved schools nationwide.

Timed with NBC’s launch of the new musical drama series “Smash,” the initiative will work with local schools across the country to stage their own productions and implement self-sustaining programs. The initiative will launch in 20 schools in 20 U.S. cities (see market list below) this month. 

NBC will underwrite the initial 20-market program rollout with Broadway master professionals going into the schools and mentoring students and teachers.  The partnership will kick off in earnest at The Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta January 13-15, where stars from “Smash” will join with iTheatrics to announce the first 20 schools selected. 

The 20-market pilot launch will be the catalyst for iTheatrics’ Junior Theater Project to produce 180 additional “Make a Musical” programs in the fall. In 2013, iTheatrics plans to launch an additional 200 programs and by 2014, the goal is to have 1,000 new arts programs positively impacting over one million U.S. students.

America has the opportunity to apply now for local schools to be a part of the Fall 2012 program (second cycle) at makeamusical.org.

NBC’s new drama “Smash” premieres February 6 (10-11 p.m. ET) and stars Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”), Katharine McPhee (“American Idol”) and Oscar winner Anjelica Huston (“Prizzi’s Honor”), among others.

The nationwide partnership announcement was made by Len Fogge, President of Marketing, NBC Entertainment, and Timothy Allen McDonald, founding chairman of iTheatrics.

“‘Smash’ centers around a group of people working to be part of a Broadway musical,” said Fogge. “It’s only fitting that NBC play a role to further empower students and teachers to discover the thrill of one of America’s most unique art forms through the process of creating their own musical theater programs.”

"Musical theater is the ultimate team sport.  It allows young people to learn important life skills and an appreciation of the arts by working together towards the common goal of presenting a show," said McDonald. “Through ‘NBC’s ‘Smash’: Make a Musical’ program, NBC is literally building the future artists and arts-supporters of tomorrow by giving schools the knowledge they need to create stand-alone arts programs in their communities.”

The 20 programs launching this month are in the following cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland (Ore.), Boston, Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Houston, Nashville, New York, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Seattle and St. Louis (participating schools will be announced on January 15).

Beginning today, local schools, educators and students are encouraged to visit www.makeamusical.org  to apply to be part of the Fall 2012 program. Applications, complete with photos, are due by March 2, 2012, to www.makeamusical.org  to be reviewed by iTheatrics’ Junior Theater Project.  On March 26, a group of finalists will be posted and the American public will have the chance to vote for its 10 favorites.  On May 7, the 10 winning schools selected to have a full Make a Musical program installed in their school will be announced. 

Additionally 20 schools will be awarded an MTI Broadway Junior Collection “ShowKit” of resources designed to guide cast and crew through the production process, plus licensing rights to perform a full musical.  Schools may continue to apply for the remaining 170 Make a Musical program slots set to launch in the fall, and the schools will be selected in August 2012.

Administered by the Junior Theater Project in partnership with NBC's "Smash," the programs in the first 20 schools will launch this month with nationally recognized master theater teachers leading professional development workshops for the school teachers and students in each of the schools.  These workshops take educators step-by-step through the process of producing a first-ever musical. The teachers select their musical, hold auditions and cast the show. 

Each school is given a MTI Broadway Junior Collection “ShowKit” featuring accompaniment CDs, sheet music, choreography DVDs, scripts and more.  They will be guided through the entire process by a local program advisor, offering teachers and students the support and encouragement they need in order to take ownership over their productions.  At the completion of the program, each school will put on multiple public performances of its show for the entire community and will take part in a final professional development workshop specifically focused on evaluating the process and planning for the future. 

While this is the first time a program of this nature has been launched nationally, iTheatrics has been involved in similar city-specific projects for Music Theatre International and other organizations in the past.  The project was originally developed by Music Theatre International with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and was featured in the nationally televised PBS documentary “Children Will Listen.”  In 2005, the New York City Department of Education launched a special program for New York City public schools in The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Broadway Junior Project, which to date has built 50 musical theater self-sustaining programs in underserved New York City middle schools with a 100 percent success rate.  

“Smash” is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire -- to be a “Smash.”  The cast features Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d’Arcy James and Jaime Cepero.  The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Theresa Rebeck, David Marshall Grant, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

iTheatrics uses the transformative power of the arts to make the world a better place.  The company adapts existing Broadway and West End musicals for students at all age levels -- including elementary, middle and high school -- to perform.  In addition, iTheatrics also creates a teacher’s tool chest of resources which provides educators with enhancements such as choreography DVDs, accompaniment CDs, director’s guides and curriculum connections.  iTheatrics’ clients include The Jim Henson Company, Music Theatre International, Disney Theatrical Group, the Roald Dahl Estate and McMillan/McGraw-Hill.  Likewise, iTheatrics also develops new musicals for family audiences such as “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” “The Phantom Tollbooth” and “Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.”  Junior Teaching Intensives from iTheatrics provide professional development for teachers in the area of musical theater and its Junior Theater Academy provides young artists with an innovative outlet for developing their skills as performers and artists.

 

 

Joyce Brooks

To list an Upcoming Event
Contact: joyce@blacktiemagazine.com

Save the Date
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News

Black Tie Magazine TV

gerard mc keon

Promote Your Event or Business
Contact: gerard@blacktiemagazine.com

Event Resource Directory,  
Promote your Services
Event Talent  Directory,  
Feature your Talent
Co-hosting events with Black Tie
Advertising

 

 

Back to Philanthropy Giving
 
 

 


 




 

Philanthropic Events Calendar
  March April  May
 

Follow us on
Black Tie Magazine TV
 

Search the Site

 

Philanthropy News

Firefan  Sports App

Firefan  Sports App

A Major New Fundraising 

Opportunity.
 
Free for Charities,

Nonprofits

and Foundations.

The Gamification of
Digital Philanthropy
Exciting and Engaging.


Sign up now
Details

 

Save the Date

 

Lupus Handbag Luncheon

Lupus
 Handbag Luncheon
NYC
April 4, 2017


Details
Save the Date

30th Bruce Museum Gala

30th
Bruce Museum Gala
Greenwich, CT

May 13,
2017

Details
Save the Date

 
 

Global Sustainability News

 

Cortés Desalination and Tidal Electric Generation Project

 Cortés
Desalination
and Tidal Electric
 Generation Project


Details
Impact Investments

 

Black Tie International Realty

 

amayan beach, palawan, philippines

 Amayan, Beach,
 Palawan,
 Philippines

348 acres
$5.25 million

Details
International Realty

 

Black Tie China

 

Ambassador Zhang Qiyue and The Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

  Ambassador
 Zhang Qiyue
, 
Consul General of
The People's Republic
 of China,
The Hon.
 Carolyn B. Maloney

Panda Ball
The  Pandas are coming
 to NYC
Details

Black Tie China

 

Black Tie Philippines

 

ngo conference

  NGO Conference
UN Headquarters, NYC

Honoring the Past
Recognizing the Present
Imagining the Future

Details

Black Tie Philippines
 

 

 Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Kathryn and Leo Vecellio



 
The 62nd Annual
Palm Beach Heart Ball
Raises Over $1 Million




Details

Palm Beach Society

 

 Silvia Frieser (Co-Chair) (Executive Director) Michael Peenik (Co-Chair).  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com



 The 62nd
Viennese Opera Ball
 




Details

Society News

 

Lois Pope and Dr. Robin Ganzert. Photos by CAPEHART

LIFE's 23rd Annual
"Lady in Red" Gala
Raises More Than
 $1.2 Million

 

Details

Palm Beach Society

 

 Deborra-Lee Furness, Leadership Award Recipient and Cate Blanchett, Presenter.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

Deborra-Lee Furness
 Cate Blanchett

UN Women for Peace Association
Annual
Awards Luncheon

Details
Celebrity Philanthropy News

 
 

Ashley and Mike Ramos.  Photo courtesy of Capehart Photography

The Everglades
 Foundation
12th Annual
 Foreverglades Benefit


Details

Palm Beach Society

 

Brad Meltzer, Suzanne Meltzer, Yolanda Berkowitz, Jeff Berkowitz, Mary Cunsolo, Aimee Owens, & Stephen Owens. Photo by: World Red Eye

21st Annual
 Be A Voice Be A Light
 Gala
Raises Over $700,000
Miami, FL
 

Details
Society News

 

Lillian Fernandez, Michele Kessler, Whitney Bylin .  Photo by:  Capehart Photography

Tropical Safari Gala
Palm Beach Zoo and
Conservation Society


Details

Palm Beach Society

 

Alan Cumming.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

Alan Cumming

Bailey House
Gala & Aucti
on


Details
Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Jane Alexander (Master of Ceremonies) and Frances Beinecke ((Audubon Medal).  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com


Jane Alexander 
 Frances Beinecke

 

2017 Audubon Gala
Raises More Than
$1.1 Million


Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Sylvia Atkins

Sylvia Atkins
Spectacular
 95th Birthday Bash



Details
Society News

 

Barbara Taylor Bradford, OBE and Robert Bradford. Photo by:: Noel Sutherland


Barbara Taylor Bradford,
 OBE 
Robert Bradford


The New York
Landmarks Conservancy
 hosted its 22nd Living Landmarks Celebration
 at The Plaza


Details
Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Carol Alt.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com


Carol Alt

 

2017 Adults in Toyland
 Casino Night
 Raises $835,000


Details
Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Crown Prince Alexander, Joyce Brooks


Crown Prince Alexander
 Joyce Brooks



Details
 


Society News

 

Joe Episcopo and Stephen Baldwin.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

 

Joe Episcopo
 Stephen Baldwin

Black & White
Panda Ball

 

Details

 Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Elizabeth Taylor and Kathy Ireland

Elizabeth Taylor
 Kathy Ireland


The Elizabeth Taylor
 AIDS Foundation
Celebrates
 Legendary Stars
 85th Birthday
Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Nick Manifold, Kris Kampsen, Martin Pepa, PJ Rizvi, Brandon Phillips and Nic Roldan Photos by Lois Spatz

4th Annual
Polo for a Purpose
Raises Over $500,000
Wellington, FL

Details

Society News
 

 

From left: Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, Jessica M. Bibiliowicz, chairman of Weill Cornell Medicine's Board of Overseers, Frank A. Bennack, Jr., chairman of NewYork-Presbyterian's Board of Trustees, and Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, interim dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, during the annual Cabaret benefit dinner on Nov. 9 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The event raised $3.5 million to support the institutions' ongoing work in patient care, biomedical research and medical education..  Photo by:  Studio Brooke

NewYork-Presbyterian
 Weill Cornell Medicine
Annual Cabaret Benefit
 Dinner
Raises $3,5 Million

Details

Society News

 

American Hospital
 of Paris Foundation
Award Gala


Details

Society News
 

 

Honoree Gary Naftalis and His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York Photo Courtesy of Inner-City Scholarship Fund/Photographer Andrew Holtz

The Lawyers Committee
of Inner-City Scholarship Fund 27th Annual
 Saint Thomas More
 Award Luncheon



Details

 Society News
 

 

Jim Kim, World Bank, Bang Ki-Moon


World Bank, President
 Jim Kim 

 Committed to putting
 $65 billion dollars a year
towards the goal of ending
 extreme poverty by 2030


Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News
 

 

Rockefeller President Dr. Richard P. Lifton with 2016 Celebrating Science Honorees, Judy and Russ Carson. Photo by: Scott Rudd

Rockefeller University
 5th Annual Celebrating
 Science Benefit
Lecture And Dinner
 Raises $2.7 Million

Details

Society News
 

 

Elizabeth LeCompte

The 23rd Annual
Dorothy & Lillian Gish
Prize



Details

Society News
 

 

The Museum of
 Arts and Design
  Joan Juliet Buck
 Book Signing

Details

Society News

 

Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com


 Champions for Children
Gala Kickoff
Cocktail Reception


Details

Society News

 

General George Casey Jr. (USO Board of Governors) .  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

USO Celebrates 75th Anniversary
at The Intrepid, Sea,
Air & Space Museum


Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News
 

 

T. Denny Sanford

T. Denny Sanford
 $100 million Gift
Launches
Sanford Stem Cell
Clinical Center


Details

Society News
 

 

Nancy Grand, Stephen Grand

Nancy &Stephen Grand
commit $50 million
to the
Weizmann Institute
of Science


Details

Society News
 

 

Marc Anthony, Carlos Slim, Petra Nemcova

Marc Anthony
Carlos Slim
Petra Nemcova

Happy
 Hearts Fund
Gala

Details

 Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Israel's 65th birthday

Israel's
65th
 Anniversary
 $1,216,124,000.00
Birthday gift

Details

Philanthropy Giving
Donate.bz
 

 

Philanthropy Giving

 
2015 US Charitable Giving
Sets New Record $477.55 Billion

Details

 

Global Sustainability News

 

Benignanat De Eagle Foundation

Benignant De Eagle Foundation

 

 

sustainable development goals

United Nations 
17
  Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)

 

Event Resources Directory
 

gerard mc keon, Event Resourcess

Everything you need
to run a
World Class Event

Promote your Services

Event Resource Directory

 

 

Follow us on   Twitter       Facebook

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |