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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR BROADWAY EVENT! AND MEET BRITTANY, WHO MAKES HER BROADWAY DEBUT ON MAY 12!

Opening Act’s returning to BROADWAY on Monday, May 12th for its 8th Annual Benefit Play Reading of Marcus Gardley’s acclaimed play, dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory, and this year is going to be BIG! What’s new? CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND ALL THE EXCITING DETAILS.

Opening Act's theater programs provide students attending New York City's most under-served schools the opportunity to gain confidence, pride, and the knowledge that they can succeed at anything in life. Currently serving 33 New York City high schools, our vision is to be able to offer a high quality theater program to any New York City school that needs one. Although our medium is the theater, our results go well beyond the stage. Opening Act students emerge as energized leaders within their schools. They value community and commitment and display confidence in themselves and their ability to accomplish anything they set out to achieve. What we do.