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Sounds of Broadway Welcomes Gary Blackman

Sounds of Broadway, a popular website devoted to playing the music of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and London’s West End, welcomed ArtsPower’s Co-Founding Director, Gary Blackman, to its July 31, 2020 podcast. Hosted by Stuart Brown, the creator of Sounds of Broadway, the podcast features: seven songs from six ArtsPower productions; a behind-the-scenes look at 35 years of producing 34 original productions and touring them to first-class theatres in 49 states for over 14 million people; the launch of ArtsPower’s new online learning initiative, ArtsPower Theatre On Demand; and lots of great discussion about the importance of bringing quality and meaningful theatre to young people and their families throughout the US.

Gary Blackman Receives Life Achievement Award

Gary Blackman Receives Life Achievement Award

ArtsPower National Touring Theatre began in 1985 as a grassroots production company in South Florida, primarily serving small arts communities in the South.

Today, the Cedar Grove-based, nonprofit organization, tours nine productions annually nationwide. On average, a new show is added each year.

The family-based productions, primarily musicals, have been staged in every state but Hawaii, according to founding co-directors Gary and Mark Blackman. It’s a highly competitive market that caters to first-run performing arts centers, along with university and school auditoriums.

ArtsPower’s Founding Co-Director Lives a Dream

ArtsPower’s Founding Co-Director Lives a Dream

NEW YORK CITY – Mark Blackman, ArtsPower’s Founding Co-Director, performed in the pit orchestra of Broadway’s HELLO DOLLY on Saturday evening, November 11th. He played the Reed 1 book (piccolo, flute, alto saxophone, and clarinet) as a substitute for Steve Kenyon, the talented, multi-reeds performer and Broadway pit orchestra veteran. “About a year […]

ArtsPower Takes Family Shows on Road

ArtsPower Takes Family Shows on Road

ArtsPower National Touring Theatre began in 1985 as a grassroots production company in South Florida, primarily serving small arts communities in the South.

Today, the Cedar Grove-based, nonprofit organization, tours nine productions annually nationwide. On average, a new show is added each year.

The family-based productions, primarily musicals, have been staged in every state but Hawaii, according to founding co-directors Gary and Mark Blackman. It’s a highly competitive market that caters to first-run performing arts centers, along with university and school auditoriums.

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