Visions of Broadway on Broad Street 2016

New Freedom Theatre presents

Visions of Broadway on Broad Street: A History of Blacks on Broadway

   Annual Celebration of Founder’s Day


John E. Allen, Jr. and Robert E. Leslie, Sr. with Melba Moore


Visions of Broadway on Broad Street 2016: A History of Blacks on Broadway

Visions_Web postFounder’s Day is New Freedom’s homage to its co-founders John E. Allen, Jr. and Robert E. Leslie, Sr. This year’s musical theme is A History of Blacks on Broadway. The original musical, highlights the significant and exciting contributions of African Americans in the American musical tradition and in the entertainment industry as a whole.  The history is presented from the artistic and cultural roots of Africa to artistic expressions developed in slavery.  The history moves through the minstrel period, then to vaudeville, and finally to modern American musical theater.

For this original production of A History of Blacks on Broadway, students, staff, and alumni will present a show that highlights Broadway musical numbers. The performance is sure to delight audiences with its high-energy, entertaining, finger-popping, toe-tapping show numbers. A great production recommended for the entire family!

The original musical production is directed and choreographed by the Managing Director of the Performance Arts Training Program (PATP), Patricia Scott Hobbs. Joining her are the teaching staff of the PATP: the directorial/the choreographic team consists of Diane Leslie, Shawna Evans, and Khalil Munir; Musical director Latasha Morris, writer Shanna Mawavise, assisted by Gail Leslie. Also, in the role of support staff are alumni Anwar Marshall, music producer, and music coaches Holden Jones and Michael O’Bryan. All are teaching staff of New Freedom’s Performing Arts Training Program (PATP).


Click here to find out more about the Performing Arts Training Program and how you can enroll your child(ren). You could be watching them in future productions and in next year’s Visions of Broadway on Broad Street production!

Aesop Bop! – A High Energy Hip Hop and Rap Musical

Aesop Bop - A Hip-Hop and Rap Original Musical Production
Aesop Bop – A Hip-Hop and Rap Original Musical Production

A creative re-telling based on Aesop’s Fables, this high energy musical is sure to please!

This is Freedom Theatre’s End of Summer Student Performance where students showcase their newly-found and nurtured talent!

Come out and show your love and support as we celebrate these young artists and their work.

Aesop Bop! is an energetic hip hop and rap musical that will have you dancing in your seats!

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