Broadway BridgesThe spring cycle includes 20 Broadway shows for NYC public high school students to attend

New York, NY (January 30, 2024) – The Broadway League, in partnership with NYC Public SchoolsTM and the United Federation of Teachers, with support from the New York City Council, is proud to announce that Broadway Bridges® resumes today with 20 shows participating in this spring 2024 cycle. Broadway Bridges is The Broadway League’s initiative that seeks to offer every New York City public high school student the opportunity to attend a Broadway show prior to graduation.

Broadway Bridges offers NYC public schools in all five boroughs $10 Broadway tickets for their tenth-grade students. As the largest theatre education partnership in the history of New York City, a total of 436 New York City public high schools have been served by the program, with representation from each of the 51 city council districts. To date, more than 2,000 teachers have registered for Broadway Bridges. The tickets purchased are based on availability and are timed to coincide with the demands of the school calendar.

Broadway Bridges creates an incredible opportunity for students to experience live theatre, many for the very first time, which can leave an indelible impression for future generation of Broadway audiences as well as those interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts.

Last year, 20,157 students and chaperones participated in Broadway Bridges. Since launching in 2017, the program has introduced more than 100,000 New York City public school
sophomores and chaperones to Broadway.



& Juliet
A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical
Back to the Future: The Musical
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
How to Dance in Ohio
Kimberly Akimbo
Merrily We Roll Along
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Sweeney Todd
The Lion King
The Outsiders
Water for Elephants

“Broadway Bridges provides the significant opportunity for New York City high school students to attend Broadway shows right in their own hometown,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League. “It’s a vital part of arts education to ensure that students have access to experiencing live theatre as early and as often as possible. We are most thankful to our partners at NYC Public Schools, the United Federation of Teachers, and the New York City Council who help make Broadway Bridges possible.”

“Broadway Bridges opens the door to the stellar arts and culture scene in New York City for our students, showing these young artists what they can achieve with hard work and a dream," said Chancellor David C. Banks. "I can't wait for more of our young people to experience the magic of Broadway and am grateful to our partners for their continued support in making this program possible.”"As educators, we know this program has empowered countless students to see the arts as a career. We deeply appreciate our partnership with The Broadway League and the city's Department of Education. We can't wait for this next season to start," said Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers.


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Watch a video highlighting the program’s impact on students. Donations to support the program can be made at

The Broadway League (Charlotte St. Martin, President), founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry representing more than 700 members from nearly 200 national and international markets including theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry. Key League programs and resources such as Kids’ Night on Broadway®, The Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, Broadway Bridges®, Black to Broadway, ¡Viva! Broadway®, Broadway Membership Fellows, Broadway Speakers Bureau, and the Internet Broadway Database® ( represent the League’s ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive culture within the industry that is geared toward accessibility and advancements of audience development, industry practices, and workforce opportunities. The Broadway League co-administers the dotBroadway top-level domain, providing online visitors assurance that the web address they are accessing is from a verified League member. Since 1967, The Broadway League has been co-presenting the annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards®.

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