KRAVIS CENTER Announces All-Star Faculty for THE BROADWAY ARTISTS INTENSIVE / July 14-Aug 2

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Announces All-Star Faculty for
The Broadway Artists Intensive
July 14-August 2

Students (Ages 12-20) Will Learn Directly From Experienced Broadway Veterans
Including Smash Star & Tony Award Winner Christian Borle

(West Palm Beach, FL – May 27, 2014) The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced an all-star faculty for this summer’s The Broadway Artists Intensive, a by-audition-only, 3-week program (July 14-August 2) in which students will be immersed in three major areas of the performing arts: Acting, Voice and Dance. The curriculum for this three-week program includes Acting, Vocal Technique, Vocal Repertoire, Ballet, Jazz, Theatre Dance, Tap, Audition Technique, Stage Combat and Improvisation.

The faculty for The Broadway Artists Intensive is comprised entirely of Broadway veterans with the combined experience of more than 50 productions on the Great White Way, including:

+ Christian Borle, star of both Smash and The Sound of Music on NBC, who won a 2012 Tony Award for Peter and the Starcatcher.  He originated roles in Broadway’s Legally Blonde The Musical and Monty Python’s Spamalot, and appeared on Broadway in such shows as Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Amour, Jesus Christ Superstar and Footloose. Mr. Borle is coming in to teach a day of master classes and hold a “talk back” session with parents.

+ Annaleigh Ashford, the Tony Award nominated star of Kinky Boots, Wicked, Hair and Legally Blonde, who has also appeared in films and on TV (Sex in the City, Smash, Law & Order, Nurse Jackie).

+ Nora Brennan, the casting director for all children in the multiple Tony Award winning Broadway production of Matilda, and the winner of the CSA ARTIOS Award for Outstanding Casting of a Broadway Musical for Billy Elliot The Musical.

+ Greg Graham, the choreography consultant for the new revival of On The Town coming to Broadway in the fall.

+ Patricia Phillips, star of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, who worked with Stephen Sondheim and Audra McDonald for the PBS production of Sweeney Todd, and a member of the voice faculty at NYU.

+ Jackie Bayne Gillman, who appeared on Broadway in South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Ragtime, among other shows.

+ Jason Gillman, who starred opposite John Lithgow in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

+ Steve Freeman, Broadway music director and conductor currently working on Matilda.

+ Cara Kjellman, who performed on Broadway in Billy Elliot The Musical and 42nd Street and can be seen in the current film Fall to Rise.

"We are very pleased to be collaborating with the Artistic Directors of The Broadway Artists Intensive to offer a high caliber performing arts summer program here at the Kravis Center for our career-track young artists,” says Tracy C. Butler, Kravis Center Director of Education.

Audition tapes came from as far away as California from young people wishing to participate in The Broadway Artists Intensive this summer at the Kravis Center.

About The Broadway Artists Intensive:
Created by Jackie Bayne Gillman and Jason Gillman, Broadway veterans (Chicago, South Pacific, Legally Blonde, etc.) who now live in Jupiter, and their longtime colleague Greg Graham of New York City, The Broadway Artists Intensive immerses students in the major areas of performing arts. For more information, please visit

About the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.

The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL.  For more information, please call (561) 832-7469 or visit the official website at

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