Join BBK as we come together to celebrate our 20th anniversary and to support 20 more years of life changing programming. This musical benefit will honor the work of our BBK students, Teaching Artists and staff with the help of special guest stars.
Monday March 25th, 2024 at 7:30pm
25 11th Avenue (at 15th Street), New York, NY 10011
We aim to raise $20,000 to reach our fundraising goal for this scholastic year. All contributions will support our BBK staff and Teaching Artists so we may continue to run our programming for the 1600+ students we serve annually
How can you take part?
Stephanie has been part of the Broadway community since 2008. She is an original Broadway cast member and currently in the cast of Waitress the Musical, since 2015. Other previous credits include WICKED Broadway/National tour where she was the Elphaba Standby.
Jessie Hooker-Bailey has performed on Broadway in the Tony Award winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Sara Bareille’s hit Waitress. Prior to her Broadway debut, Jessie toured with Legally Blonde and performed regionally in Ragtime, Disney’s Freaky Friday and Footloose.
Jelani is currently on Broadway in Back to the Future: The Musical, and has appeared on Broadway in Ain't Too Proud, Disney’s The Lion King (Simba), Disney’s High School Musical (Chad), Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and The Apple Boys (Jack).
Eric has appeared across the country and abroad in regional theatres, national, and international tours. Recent performing credits include playing the "Suspects" in Murder For Two most notably at the Tony Award winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Ryan is currently on Broadway in MJ the Musical. He has appeared with Michelle Williams on FX’s Fosse/Verdon, and with Channing Tatum in the Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar! Ryan performed in Chicago's Hamilton, original Broadway cast of Something Rotten! and Bandstand, and the latest Broadway revival of Annie.
Blu is currently on Broadway in MJ the Musical. Other credits include In The Heights and The Scottsboro Boys (Porchlight), Jesus Christ SuperStar (Paramount) Five Guys Named Moe (Court Theatre) and Violet (Griffin Theatre) and most recentlyin Memphis (Porchlight).
BBK Teaching Artists and students will perform alongside Broadway Guest Stars singing songs centered around acceptance, bravery, and celebrating our differences.
The event gives us a chance to celebrate how arts education gives students a place to belong and be heard, and 100% of proceeds will go towards ensuring that BBK’s programming can continue (and thrive!) so we may serve the students of NYC who need it most.
Why should you support this Fundraiser?
Looking back on BBK’s journey, it’s remarkable what we’ve accomplished. What started as one class in once school has evolved to now serving over 1600 students from all five boroughs. We are providing arts education to more kids than ever in partnership with over thirty schools this year, supporting those communities to bolster the culture of arts. Not to mention we’ve continued our Free Community Theater Programs, serving middle school to high school students from all 5 boroughs of NYC, 100% tuition free. Our work is only possible with the critical support from events like this one, and from people like YOU!