Yearly BC/EFA Flea Market Prep

Yearly BC/EFA Flea Market prep By Sami DeSocio Every year, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS gathers all of the Broadway and Off-Broadway shows together and invites them to clean out their basements, wardrobes and come together for the Broadway Flea Market. For some, it’s a great day, and then there are people like me who treat […]

When You’ve Outgrown Your Teacher

When You’ve Outgrown Your Teacher By Sami DeSocio The bond between an acting, vocal or dance teacher and their student is a sacred bond. As an artist, you are putting your trust and livelihood in the hands of someone you believe knows more than you do and can show you the way. But, any good […]

The Importance of Being In the Moment

By Sami DeSocio As actors, we hear time and time again that onstage we need to “be in the moment”. What does that actually mean, and why is it so important? Your job is to embody your character’s mind, body and soul. You must take on the life and persona of another person, whether they […]

Adapting Disney for Broadway

Adapting Disney for Broadway By Sami DeSocio It all started with Beauty and the Beast. Disney has been one of the top entertainment companies in the world, between movies, a television channel, and of course their theme parks. But there was something missing – live entertainment in the greatest city in the world! But how […]

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Camp Broadway ‘The Next Step’ 2015

By Jenna Bawer As it’s name implies, Camp Broadway’s specialty is theater education programs, which offer aspiring artists learning experiences at professional levels. One of their recent camp programs was “The Next Step,” a one-week program that “weaves traditional musical theater training into an immersive theatrical environment” and teaches teenagers how to sing and dance […]

Weirdest Costumes Ever Worn

By Sami DeSocio One of my favorite parts of being in a show is the day the cast gets to see each other in costume for the first time. Now, unless the show you’re in calls for you to wear things that resemble normal clothes, we’ve all had our weird or uncomfortable costume stories. While […]

Broadway in Bryant Park: Changing the Atmosphere of Theater

In the midst of story-high skyscrapers, Bryant Park is one of several beautiful parks and a scenic landmark in New York City, featuring games, a reading room, a place to learn arts and crafts, a carousel, and lush gardens surrounding it all. My favorite thing the park has to offer is the annual “Broadway in […]

BOMBSHELL: A SMASH?

By Eric Gelb SMASH – was a SMASH, if you can remember. SMASH, conceived by Theresa Rebeck, followed the trials and tribulations of the Broadway community. Within the four walls Rebeck constructed for the show to live within, there was HIT LIST, the Off-Broadway smash. There was HEAVEN ON EARTH, a long-running hit that represented […]

My Time at Camp Broadway

My Time at Camp Broadway By Sami DeSocio My name is Sami. If you’ve been here for a while, you’ve probably read my pieces and we may have even spoken through comments on what I’ve written. I love writing for Camp Broadway, and have made some wonderful friends and connections here over the past four […]

Grounded with Anne Hathaway

By Jenna Bawer When I first learned that the play Grounded, starring Anne Hathaway (whom I recognized from the Les Miserables movie) was about war, I was reluctant. I associated media regarding war with propaganda designed to have the audience sympathize with one side and demonize the other. When I saw the performance, I was taken aback […]

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