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VIDEO UPDATE! Opening Act at Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC's Annual Charity Day

Opening Act was honored to have Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) and Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) represent our students at Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC's Annual Charity Day, commemorating those lost on 9/11.

Participating as part of our wonderful partnership with The Catalog for Giving, Uzo and Michelle 'made trades' with Cantor and BGC employees to help generate nearly 12 million dollars to support charities like Opening Act!

It was an incredibly meaningful way to commemorate the day and an energizing kick off to the school year ahead!!

Stay tuned for more exciting (and POWERful) announcements from Opening Act soon...

(And a special thanks to Artistic Advisory Board Member Kristen Bell for helping us put together this magical team!)



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 35 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.