Educators after How to Dance in Ohio's Teachers Night on Broadway Performance.

Alex Mecklosky
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February 2, 2024 12:00 PM

Even the teachers got to dance! Teachers Night on Broadway returned last night as 500 New York City public school educators attended a performance of How to Dance in Ohio on Broadway at The Belasco Theatre.

Presented by The Broadway League in conjunction with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), Teachers Night on Broadway welcomed and honored the newest New York City educators, including teachers, paraprofessionals, social workers, guidance counselors and others, to an evening of live theatre. The event followed the recent announcement of Broadway Bridges® resuming in 2024.

Following the performance, actor Conor Tague, who made his Broadway debut starring as “Tommy” in How to Dance in Ohio, acknowledged from the stage all the educators in the audience. He is a graduate from Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts in Manhattan.“All of us at How to Dance in Ohio want to thank you for nurturing the next generation of producers, performers, musicians, directors, writers, stagehands, designers, and Broadway audiences. We know you are always there for your students, providing them with emotional support and a lifeline. We are really glad you are here so we can celebrate you and your important work!” said Tague.

Broadway Bridges offers NYC public schools in all five boroughs $10 Broadway tickets for their tenth-grade students. As the largest theatre education partnership in the history of New York City, a total of 436 New York City public high schools have been served by the program, with representation from each of the 51 city council districts. To date, more than 2,000 teachers have registered for Broadway Bridges. Since launching in 2017, the program has introduced more than 100,000 New York City public school sophomores and chaperones to Broadway. 

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!