On September 24, Broadway greats unite for the third annual Broadway Back to School Concert to support Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). Hunter Bell, Tony-nominated creator of [title of show] and a board member of EdTA, will host. The evening of music features performances by On Your Feet! star Ana Villafañe, Tony Award-nominated Come From Away cast member Chad Kimball, and Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita, as well as Ryan J. Haddad (Hi, Are You Single?), John McGinty (Wonderstruck), 2015 Jimmy Award winner Marla Louissaint, and student performers from the International Thespian Society.
Even if you can’t attend, you can still enjoy Broadway’s best and support EdTA through the silent auction currently open on CharityAuctionToday.com.
Prizes available for bidding include:
1. Dinner with Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell, sponsored by Playbill, Bell, and Blackwell
Known for their hit collaboration on [title of show], Blackwell and Bell will keep you laughing throughout an evening of food and fun at a Midtown Manhattan restaurant. And watch them sing alongside their [title of show] co-stars in the video above!
2. A guest co-host spot on Playbill’s The Tyler Mount Vlog, sponsored by Playbill and Mount
Tyler Mount is one of Broadway’s most in-the-know social media influencers and Playbill’s premiere video producer. Bid on this opportunity to co-host an episode of Playbill’s The Tyler Mount Vlog and see yourself on Playbill video!
3. Enroll at School of Rock and dine at Joe Allen
Win two tickets to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway production of School of Rock. Enjoy a pre- or post-show meal at the famous Joe Allen, a hub for Broadway favorites, and take home a Broadway swag bag.
4. Disney’s Aladdin Broadway Prize Package, sponsored by Playbill and Disney Theatrical Group
In addition to four tickets to the spectacular Tony-winning musical Aladdin, the winner of this prize package will enjoy a signed card from the cast and a Behind the Magic tour of the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to Aladdin.
5. Dinner and a show at Feinstein’s/54 Below, sponsored by Playbill
Spend a night at the infamous cabaret and concert venue. Win two tickets to any performance at the Midtown venue, including dinner and drinks.
6. VIP Tickets to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, sponsored by Playbill
Win up to four tickets for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for an up-close experience in the VIP stadium seating.
7. A collection of autographed window cards, sponsored by Broadway Cares
Two of these prize packages are available for bidding. The collection includes cards signed by Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Jessica Hecht, and Tony Shalhoub of The Price, Todrick Hall and the cast of Kinky Boots, the cast of Jersey Boys, Andy Karl and the cast of Groundhog Day, and the cast of Broadway’s The Lion King.
8. Samuel French Theatre Lover’s Gift Bag, sponsored by Samuel French
This prize package includes a subscription to Abbott (the new play-reading program), a Samuel French gift card to purchase online scripts, a choice of five Vocal Selection books from the Samuel French collection, a Samuel French tote bag, journal, and more.
9. Playbill Store Prize Package, sponsored by Playbill
Are you the ultimate Playbill fan? Then you need this package full of Playbill-branded paraphernalia. From a classic Playbill Tee to a Playbill hoodie, frame, mug, and more, you can prove your fandom of the iconic yellow.
Visit CharityAuctionToday.com to bid on any of the aforementioned items and for full terms and conditions. The auction benefits EdTA in their mission to help build sustainable theatre programs in schools across the United States.
Limited seating for Broadway Back to School is available by clicking here.
Sponsors for Broadway Back to School include BookTix, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Broadway League, Disney Parks Live Entertainment, Mark Drum, National Theater Institute, The Musical Company, Music Theatre International, PLAYBILLder, Realtime Music Solutions, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark Music Library, and Broadway Life: Student Group Travel.