Literature at Play Workshop

Arts Education Benefits: Perseverance

The arts are essential to education. Engaging young people in the arts has a positive impact on their cognitive, emotional and social development. This week we explore one of the many arts education benefits: Perseverance! Read more

Literature at Play Workshop

Arts Education Benefits: Fun

The arts are essential to education. Engaging young people in the arts has a positive impact on their cognitive, emotional and social development. This week we explore one of the arts many benefits: fun! Read more

Literature at Play Workshop

Arts Education Benefits: Problem Solving

The arts are essential to education. Engaging young people in the arts has a positive impact on their cognitive, emotional and social development. This week we explore one of the many arts education benefits: Problem Solving! Read more

Literature at Play Workshop

Arts Education Benefits: Collaboration

The arts are essential to education. Engaging young people in the arts has a positive impact on their cognitive, emotional and social development. This week we explore one of the many arts education benefits: Collaboration! Read more

Literature at Play Performance

Arts Education Benefits: Confidence

The arts are essential to education. Engaging young people in the arts has a positive impact on their cognitive, emotional and social development. This week we delve into one of the most rewarding arts education benefits: Confidence! Read more

Literature at Play Sharing Day

Arts Education Benefits: Creativity

The arts are essential to education. Engaging young people in the arts has a positive impact on their cognitive, emotional and social development. Our newest blog series will explore these benefits beginning with the one that makes the arts so much fun: Creativity! Read more

Reasons to Support New York City Children's Theater

What is a Title 1 School?

New York City Children’s Theater brings thousands of Title 1 School Students to our productions each year – but what is a Title 1 School? Today we break down what this means and why it is so important the students come to see the show! Read more

Literature at Play Workshop

12 Reasons to Support New York City Children’s Theater

Need a reason to help us bring our original, entertaining and enriching theater to young audiences and adults in NYC? Look no further… Read more

A Band of Angels (2015)

Denielle Gray on Performing A Band of Angels for Students

A Band of Angels Actress Denielle Gray gave us her reflections on what it was like to perform the musical for an audience full of students. Read more

A Band of Angels (2015)

A Band of Angels won Best Family Musical!

We received exciting news this week! Our Spring show, A Band of Angels, won the 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical (Read the full press release here)!

The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences. For more information on The Off Broadway Alliance visit: www.OffBroadwayAlliance.com

The production, which closed on May 17th, celebrates the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a choir still in operation today that was founded shortly after the Civil War at one of the first schools for freed slaves and follows Ella, a pop-culture obsessed teenager living in the present day who is transported back in time to meet the Jubilee Singers and gain a new appreciation for history and education.

The show was written by Myla Churchill, directed by Colman Domingo and starred Bryson Bruce, Denielle Marie Gray, Cynthia Nesbit, Sam Ray, La’Nette Wallace and Sekou Luke.

– Nicole

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