From 7-18 April 2016 Broadway actors, directors and choreographers, united under the brand of a non-profit organization The Broadway Dreams Foundation, visited Moscow. The team of musical theatre professionals held a 10-day workshop for 60 Russian musical theatre actors. The participants took acting, vocal and dance classes based on material from Broadway musicals. A series of intensive master classes culminated in the final concert-revue on the stage of the Rossiya Theatre on April 18. Both American and Russian musical theatre actors participated in the showcase.
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The Broadway Dreams Foundation is a not-for-profit performing arts educational organization with year-round programs. For over a decade, Broadway Dreams has maintained regular residencies nationally in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Philadelphia — and internationally in Fortaleza, Brazil; Moscow, Russia; Toronto, Canada; and beyond. BDF graduates perform in Broadway musicals and their touring versions.
The Moscow BDF team included musical director Stafford Arima (Ragtime, Altar Boyz, Allegiance), choreographer Spencer Liff (Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Deaf West's Spring Awakening, So You Think You Can Dance), director and choreographer Dan Knechtges (Xanadu, 110 in the Shade, Sondheim on Sondheim), actor Matthew Scott (Jersey Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim).