's Back to School Week Starts Today!

News's Back to School Week Starts Today!
Today, like never before, education is the key to success in the world of the performing arts.

With the new school year about to get underway, is focusing our resources on a special week-long program of Back to School (#BwayBacktoSchool) stories, interviews, features, photos, videos and social medial content to entertain you, inform you and help you get ready for the school year ahead, whether you're a student, a parent, a teacher — or just a reader who cares about the future of Broadway.

Here's just a sampling: In the coming days you'll view photos of today's Broadway stars when they were in high school musicals, you'll see how kids who work on Broadway keep up their their studies, you'll visit the only college theatre program that operates out of a Broadway theatre, you'll get real-life tips from working theatre actors on how they survived life at performing arts school – plus an exclusive interview with the North Carolina theatre teacher who won the first "Excellence in Theatre Education Award," from the Tony Awards, and who reveals the key quality that sets his students who made it to Broadway apart from the rest.

Today, Aug. 23, we focus on a special cluster of stories designed to help high school performing arts students prepare to apply for college. Deadlines are coming sooner than you think!

Auditors Tell How They Want You To Audition When you're auditioning for theatre colleges, don't you wish you could go inside the heads of the professors and find out what they're really looking for? We did it for you!

College or Conservatory? Colleges and Conservatories may look the same from the outside, but they can offer you radically different educational experiences. See our side-by-side comparison. Applying for Scholarships This is a crucial step for most students but there are so many forms to fill out. Too bad you can't just apply for virtually all of them at once. Oh wait, you can! Here is our step-by-step guide.

Early Decision vs Early Action Two ways to get an edge on the competition when you are applying to college. But what's the difference between them? Find out here!

Your Search for the Perfect Performing Arts College Starts Here Playbill has created an entire website to help you find your dream school. Click here to get started!

PlaybillEDU is the best tool on the web for researching, choosing and applying to more than 2,000 theatre, music and dance programs across North America.

Learn everything you need to know about getting ready for the new school year with's special Back to School Week! Read more stories here and follow us on social media at #BwayBacktoSchool.

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