Your Broadway Debut

New York City, 2023

Performing arts students from around the country share the stage with the biggest names on Broadway for an inspirational night to benefit those affected by autism!

About

In addition to watching your favorite Broadway actors perform, you will learn the personal stories, triumphs and challenges from those on the autism spectrum, their family members, educators, etc. A keynote speaker delivers a powerful perspective through their journey, and the annual and powerful "I believe" statements are made by youth on the spectrum. It is a magical night ending in a supportive standing ovation and not a dry eye in the house.

Arts for Autism is a one night annual Broadway benefit where the biggest names on Broadway join performing arts students from around the country onstage at the Gershwin Theater, home to Wicked. Together they'll perform, spread awareness, and inspire compassion, kindness, and understanding for those affected by autism.

Fill out our quick online application and upload or attach a video submission of a previous performance. We can’t wait to see your students shine!

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Your Broadway Debut Awaits

See What Your Time in NYC will Include

Broadway Benefit Concert Arts for Autism 2019

Teachers - How It All Works

The show is open to dance, choir, and musical theatre groups. In collaboration with our Artistic Director, selected performance groups will choose a musical number that will be rehearsed at your home studio. Throughout the year you will receive both virtual feedback and an in-person work session with someone from our creative team. In New York, student groups will work with Broadway choreographers and directors to finalize routines, integrate Broadway actors into the number, and rehearse onstage.

Our Broadway orchestra and performers will accompany each number and lighting will be timed setting the magical mood of the evening. Each group will also be a part of the opening song and finale. 


We recommend participation in the Arts for Autism benefit concert be booked for a few days in New York City to explore and immerse your students in the performance culture of the Big Apple. We will put together a customized itinerary that fits your educational goals, as well as handle all reservation and logistics. We do it all for you, so you can focus on what's most important, your students.

The Trip

Past Performers and Speakers

Kelli O'Hara

Tony Award Winner

The King and I

Christopher Jackson

Tony Award Nominee

Hamilton

Stephanie J. Block

Tony Award Winner

The Cher Show

Adrienne Warren

Tony Award Winner

Tina, the Tina Turner Musical

Christine Andreas

Tony Award Winner

Oklahoma, On Your Toes

Denée Benton

Tony Award Nominee

The Great Comet

Max von Essen

Tony Award Nominee

An American in Paris

Elizabeth Stanley

Tony Award Nominee

Jagged Little Pill

Jennifer Laura Thompson

Tony Award Nominee

Urinetown

Abby Mueller

Six, Beautiful, the Carole King Musical


Teal Wicks

The Cher Show, Wicked


Jelani Remy

Ain't Too Proud


Mickey Rowe

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Betsy Wolfe

Waitress, Falsettos


Adam Jacobs

Aladdin, Les Miserables


Kelvin Moon Loh

Beetlejuice, Spongebob


Who's Who

Every year dozens of Broadway performers lend their time and talents to our event. Check out our program archives to find all your favorite stars!

Meet the Creative Team

"This event to me is special because it shows that there isn't one way to tell a story. The power of song. The power of dance. It has a farther reach than just entertainment. We can do something. We can do something really important."


- Kelvin Moon Loh, The King and I & Spongebob

READY TO APPLY?

  • Great! We're standing by for your application!
  • Download and submit the Arts for Autism application to info@artsforautism.net.
  • Along with the application, please submit video links of group performances.

Connect

Contact Us

info@artsforautism.net

917-475-4580

Presented By

Educational Travel Adventures (ETA) and Believe NYC