The organization will travel to Atlanta, GA; Omaha, NE; and Philadelphia, PA, where Jay-Alexander will audition students for week-long performance intensives taught by Broadway professionals that conclude with a public concert performance.
In a statement Jay-Alexander said, "For me, to be able to bring my knowledge, talent and skills to young people, who already know that this is what they want to do with their lives, is a great way for me to give back for the good luck I've had during my own 38 year (so far) career."
"Richard's unique skill set as a director and producer of Broadway productions and live stage shows for the world's most respected artists will be a tremendous asset to our program," the foundation's executive director Annette Tanner added.
Richard Jay-Alexander was formerly a Broadway actor, singer and dancer, who has since directed the critically acclaimed concerts of Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters. He was the executive director of Cameron Mackintosh's American company for a decade and was the associate director and executive producer of the original Broadway, touring and Canadian companies of Les Misérables. He also directed the sold-out Guys and Dolls in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Ticket information for the Summer Intensive Concert Series and the Broadway faculty roster will be announced shortly. For more information on The Broadway Dreams Foundation, visit www.mybroadwaydreams.com.