Broadway shows, like other show busineses around the world, have had to temporarily shut down in response to the coronavirus outbreak. They have announced a definite closure till September 2020. But, while you can’t enjoy live shows like “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Hamilton,” you can still get a taste of Broadway virtually through Broadway Plus.
Broadway Plus is a company that creates and promotes VIP packages and virtual VIP experiences for Broadway shows, and now it is offering scores of virtual goodies for theater geeks out there.
“With Broadway theaters taking an unexpected intermission, we’ve pivoted to ensure the spirit of Broadway and the joy and love for theater can continue on by bringing our experiences online,” said Nathaniel Hill, founder and President of Broadway Plus, in a statement. “We have this new opportunity to bring Broadway to people all around the world – from fans who have seen every show, to those who have never been able to visit New York.”
Some of these virtual packages include meet-and-greets, virtual voice, dance, dialects, audition prep, and a cappella lessons, personalized video messages, virtual group events, virtual concerts, and even casting director coaching. And the best part is that all of these experiences put you face-to-face (or webcam-to-webcam) with real Broadway stars. You can even request a specific actor from your favorite show, as long as they’re participating in the program. Some popular stars include Erika Henningsen (“Mean Girls”), Alex Brightman (“Beetlejuice”), Laura Osnes (“Cinderella”), and Rachel Tucker (“Wicked,” “Come From Away”).
Broadway Plus has an impressive roster of Broadway professionals to choose from, including cast members from hit shows like “Wicked,” “Chicago,” “Mean Girls,” “Beetlejuice,” and more.
All of these experiences can be customized to 30-minute or 60-minute increments. Sessions range in price from $25 to $500 depending on the experience.
For a full list of the virtual experiences or just more information, visit the Broadway Plus website.