The award-winning actors will participate in the Fidelity FutureStage program, which brings in members of the Broadway community - including leading playwrights, directors, designers and actors - to share their experiences and creative skills with inner-city students. Dutton - a three-time Emmy Award winner for his work on "Without a Trace," "The Practice" and "The Corner" – will speak with students from Martin Luther King Jr. High School on Feb. 11. Dutton will share his experience of how, following time in prison, he turned his life around through his love for and work in the arts.
On Feb. 13 Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri will welcome 100 students from Stevenson High School, the School for Community Research and Learning, as well as the Millennium Art Academy, to a performance of A Bronx Tale at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Palminteri will engage students in a post-show talk back about the show in which he stars and has also written.
Ten inner-city schools are represented in the Fidelity FutureStage program, which also fosters creativity through playwriting programs and production curriculum.