Broadway Weekends was founded in 2017 by theater actresses and sisters, Jeanna and Dani de Waal. Jeanna is most known for playing the title role in Diana the Musical on Broadway and Netflix, and Dani is now a software engineer at Google.
Developed in partnership with working theater practitioners, programming is aimed to create an experience inspired by all aspects of Broadway training and a Broadway show rehearsal process, while being easily accessible to non-professionals.
During the pandemic, BW moved online and hosted a virtual schedule. The schedule included 20 - 30 weekly theater classes, reaching students from across 46 countries for over 18 months. From dawn to dusk, students tuned in from multiple time zones to take theater classes together, forming the “BWAH community” which is still active today.
A collaboration with Broadway musical, Diana the Musical, through which BW developed and hosted workshops in partnership with the show’s Tony winning creators. Subjects included scenic and lighting design, composing, producing, and marketing. Accompanying workbooks are still available, and can be used alongside the Netflix capture.
Purchase workbooks HERE.
BW offers an annual summer camp in NYC, led by Broadway theater artists. Programming is currently offered in a 5 or 2 day format and boasts a high return rate.
BW organizes and creates personalized workshops that bring top theater talent directly to your community. Our teachers, who have extensive Broadway and Regional theater credits, lead tailored classes in every theater subject.
Workshops are not prepackaged, rather a BW liaison will meet with you to determine your needs and how we can best support you. Workshops can be in-person at your location or in NYC, or done virtually through Zoom.