StudentsLive, A Global Arts Education Company and Passport to Broadway International are proud to announce a premiere partnership with the Djarum Foundation of Indonesia that exists to “bring Indonesia forward by increasing the quality of its human resources and maintain the sustainability of its natural resources”. StudentsLive and Djarum Foundation have developed a “Model Broadway Musical Theater Intensive Training Program” that will immerse young aspiring artists from all over Indonesia in Musical Theater skills and educational access. The premiere program takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia from February 20 – 24, 2019. Select students will be invited to return to New York in July 2019.
The Passport to Broadway Creative Team is led by Artistic Director Amy Weinstein (Tony Randall’s National Actors Theater, Director of Education, Adjunct Professor at the American Musical Dramatic Academy in New York and Director and Co-writer with Annette Cardona (Cha Cha from the movie Grease) of TYA Tour of Second Chance on the West Coast. PBS/WGBH teleplay development and Associate Producer of Second Chance). Musical Director Seth Weinstein (Internationally toured with Fosse and Ivan Jacob’s The Phantom of the Opera). Choreographer/Associate Director Stephen Brotebeck (Professor at San Diego State University, Choreographer/Associate Movement Director (Ghost the Musical on Broadway and Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway).
In this difficult and changing global climate, StudentsLive and Passport to Broadway are honored to be able to work with organizations such as the Djarum Foundation to provide better understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and societies across the globe through the universal disciplines of outstanding Theater Studies. Click here for the Press Release.
Brief video introduction to the upcoming February 2019 Indonesia Passport to Broadway program : https://youtu.be/mL2juZD5Pq8
Short video announcing the auditions in Indonesia: https://youtu.be/JzE_3fRB5FQ
Compilation of Passport to Broadway programs - Video produced by Djarum Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia: https://youtu.be/hpJESsutXAo
Please see the Voice of America article about our Passport to Broadway Musical Theater Intensive in partnership with IANTA Ikatan Abang None Pageant Performers from Indonesia. Our creative team and guest artists worked hard to help transform these professional performers into more competitive Musical Theater artists. Our team will be travelling to traveling to Jakarta, Indonesia in November 2018 to work with more students from this great program.
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We are honored to have received some great press throughout our Passport to Broadway in Los Angeles journey. Please take a look at the articles below that have been published on Broadway World with full descriptive blogs and live action pictures that both really captured the essence of our 4 day Musical Theater Intensive.
Blog One: “East goes West… Literally! From New York to Guangzhou to Hong Kong to Thailand to Los Angeles.”
Blog Two: “Music, Magic and A Little Jetlag.”
Blog Three: “Did I Really Have to Learn My Lines and Be Prepared?”
Blog Four: “We Left. They Came Back Bigger and Stronger.”
Blog Five: “Final Farewells. Forever Changed.”
Passport to Broadway was privileged to travel to Guangzhou, China in January/February 2016 and work with students from an acclaimed International School for three weeks. Broadway World hosted a series or blogs from our Musical Director Seth Weinstein and CEO/Director Amy Weinstein. Please see the links below to the blogs and our StudentsLive Facebook page so that you can see our wonderful journey with these students.
Passport to Broadway China Links
Final Performance Photo Montage
StudentsLive Facebook Page
Click here for video interview of Amy Weinstein CEO of StudentsLive and Artistic Director of Passport to Broadway by top Italian press outlet released in Italy March 2014 : http://www.centralpalc.com/blog/2014/03/15/passport-broadway/
We are excited to share that Amy Weinstein, StudentsLive President and CEO, was the featured guest on LA Talk Radio on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at 8pm PST/11pm EST. You can stream or download the feature at your convenience with this link: http://www.latalkradio.com/Andy.php to download and stream for free whenever you have the time. We hope you can listen in to hear all of the new and exciting programs we are working on here at StudentsLive and Passport to Broadway.
Click Here to Read a Guatemala Passport to Broadway Newspaper Article Winter 2013
Photo Flash: Constantine Maroulis, William Ivey Long & More Attend PASSPORT TO BROADWAY Final Performance
Passport to Broadway's Journey to America Brings South Korean Children to the Theatre
Passport to Broadway Curtain Up on South Korea
Passport to Broadway South Korea Performance
Passport to Broadway Brings South Korean Students to NYC
Metro NY's article on Passport to Broadway
Y1 Story on StudentsLive and Passport to Broadway - August 2012
Click to see the NY1 News Story
Senator Mendez Letter
Click here to see it!
For Our South Korean Summer 2012 Press Release, click below
Lillian Caudwell’s Interview
To listen to Lillian Caudwell’s Interview with StudentsLive and Passport to Broadway’s Founder/CEO/Artistic Director Regarding International Musical Theatre Intensives, Click Here
Winter 2013 Programs: January 28, 2013 to February 8, 2013
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For Our Brazilian Press Release, click below
For Our South Korean Press Releases, click below
Summer 2012 International and Domestic Passport to Broadway Press Release
Playbill Online (February
"StudentsLive Career Day "
Playbill Online (February 20, 2004)
"Chicago, Avenue Q and Wonderful Town Take Part in Educator's Night on Broadway"
Variety (April 14-20, 2003)
"No traffic at 'Jam'"
Students prepped for "Def Poetry Jam" with three months of study,
including a seminar with performers and producer Russell Simmons. It's
typical of the way StudentsLive prepares kids for Broadway.
The Journal News (April 11, 2003)
"Teens make a 'Def' debut on Broadway"
by Walter Dawkins
While their classmates were sleeping through geometry last
Wednesday, two student poets from Ossining High School, Faryal Khan,
17, and Chris Barton, 16, were making their Broadway debuts, reading
poetry before some of their idols.
Barton, who read a poem he wrote about "faith, who I was meant to be,
and who I am now," was introduced to poetry through rap music. So it was
a special thrill to attend the interactive session hosted by the cast of
"Def Poetry Jam," and even get advice from hip-hop impresario Russell
Playbill Online (April 9, 2003)
"Broadway's Def Poetry Jam Workshop with 400 NY/NJ Students"
Peter Filichia's Diary - TheaterMania.com (January 17, 2003)
"I should point out that the 'Live' part of the name of
Students Live is pronounced with a long 'i,' but it could just
as easily be said with a short 'i.' Because here's a program that
makes students live and breathe in a way they never did before."
Playbill Online (October 3, 2002)
"Chicago Casting Directors Offer Casting Master Class"
Playbill Online (April 18, 2002)
"Interactive Chicago Lets Kids Decide: Is Roxie Guilty?"
The New York Times (April 18, 2001)
"Broadway Goes to School to Get 'Em Young
A Drive to Turn Children Into Avid Theatergoers"
by Robin Pogrebin
"Broadway producers have made a major turnaround in the last
three years," said Amy Weinstein, [president of StudentsLive], which
runs Broadway education programs for shows like "Rent" and "Chicago."
"There has been such an effort to reach out to young people, I think,
because it became very alarming how old the audiences were and producers
realized Broadway was becoming an exclusive market."
No research has tracked youngsters who were exposed to theatre in
school to see if they became regular theatergoers. But in a 1997 survey
by Audience Research and Analysis, a market research firm, 60 percent of
Broadway and Off Broadway theatergoers under 25 indicated that their
schools had exposed them to the theater.
The New York Post (April 23, 2000)
"It's a cyberstage"
by Neal Travis
Amy [Weinstein] has arranged for some 1,500 students to take part
in an interactive program with Bernadette Peters and the cast of "Annie
Get Your Gun."
The Record (March 18, 1999)
"Workshop lets teens find their voice on Broadway"
'Rent' actors share stage, experience"
by Jim Beckerman
twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes/How do you measure, measure a
year?" a thousand voices sand in three-part harmony as the students belted
out the show's signature song, "Season's of Love" ... For some of the students,
most of whom were high school age, "Rent" - and theater itself - was a
The Star Ledger (November 18, 1998)
"Young & Talented: Aspiring actors get a look behind the scenes"
by Allison Freeman
"Rent," a show
about love, relationships and AIDS, opened up the eyes of many students
at its first educational workshop.
Newsday (November 5, 1998)
"Advanced Stage of Learning: 'Rent' program gives students a chance to speak out
by Naomi Serviss
one of the three Richmond Hills teachers accompanying the students, praised
the teens' maturity and intelligence. "These kids will gain much
from this experience, not only because the play is so entertaining and
the actors so talented, but because it underscores the problems they have
to deal with daily," she said.
Newsday (November 2, 1998)
"Making Their Broadway Debuts: 1,200 students get a taste of theater and performance"
by Steve Parks