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The inaugural KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY GOOGLE + HANGOUTS ON AIR will give kids the opportunity to go behind the scenes of their favorite Broadway shows via live, interactive video chats. Today's chat is with Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher from Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella.
The hangout will be hosted by Julie James from Sirius XM On Broadway's 'Broadway Names with Julie James" and "Broadway Buzz,' and is scheduled to take place during Kids' Night on Broadway Week on Thursday, February 27th from 5:00pm - 5:30pm live.
Go to KidsNightonBroadway.com/hangouts to tune in. Kids can submit questions in advance or during the hangout by visiting KidsNightonBroadway.com/hangouts and clicking the link to their selected hangout; then click the "Q & A" button on the upper right-hand corner of the video screen.
Everyone is welcome to watch our Google+ Hangouts On Air, but kids must be 13 years or older to own a Google account in order to participate and ask questions.
An audience development program created by The Broadway League to make theatre accessible, encourage theatre as a form of family entertainment, and build larger audiences for the future, Kids' Night on Broadway is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see participating Broadway shows for free February 24th to March 2, 2014, when accompanied by a full-paying adult.
In addition, a Kid's Night on Broadway ticket includes restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and additional special events including: KidzVuz Broadway video contest, Madame Tussauds New York all-access pass for kids, and Schmackary's "Official Cookie of Kids' Night on Broadway" in-store promotion.
Multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen has taken America by storm after bursting onto the scene in the US with her hit single "Call Me Maybe." Unforgettably catchy, the hit song which she co-wrote quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart where it remained for nine consecutive weeks. The song is also an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 on the iTunes singles charts in over 47 countries while the song as sold over 17 million singles worldwide to date. Jepsen began performing in musical theater in high school, starring in Annie, The Wiz, and Grease before attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts. She released her debut album Kiss in 2012 via 604 Record/School Boy/Interscope Records, and won the American Music Award for Best New Artist along with two Grammy Nominations that same year for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. After supporting multi-platinum Pop/R&B artist Justin Bieber on tour in the U.S. and Europe, Carly hit the road on her first headline tour of the U.S., which wrapped earlier this year and she is now working on her new album for release in 2014.
Fran Drescher is a two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for the title role in The Nanny, which she also created and executive produced. Followed by Living With Fran, The Fran Drescher Tawk Show, Fran, most recently starred in and created Happily Divorced, a show based on her real life relationship with her gay ex-husband. She won Esquire's Five Minute Oscar for her performance in the mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. Among her many films, Ms. Drescher is most proud of her starring role in Beautician and the Beast and most recently the animated film Hotel Transylvania as the Bride of Frankenstein. Her theatre credits include Nora & Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore, LCT's Camelot for PBS, Neil La Bute's Some Girl(s) and The Exonerated. Fran has authored New York Times Best Sellers, Enter Whining and Cancer Schmancer. Most recently, she penned a children's book, Being Wendy, which celebrates a child's uniqueness. A 14 year well cancer survivor and leading health advocate, Ms. Drescher founded the Cancer Schmancer Movement www.CancerSchmancer.org. Stage 1 is the Cure! As, Public Diplomacy Envoy by the U.S. State Department, Ms. Drescher takes her message of early detection and prevention to our allied nations and military.
Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg
Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com
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