|BROADWAY UNLOCKED Presents LIVE AT THE WALDORF Kicking Off With THE LADIES OF FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME ACADEMY|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:31 pm EDT 07/29/21|
LIVE AT THE WALDORF:
THE LADIES OF
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME ACADEMY
EVENT KICKS OFF NEW HYBRID SERIES AT THE FAMED WALDORF ASTORIA NEW YORK WITH A
VIRTUAL VENUE EXPERIENCE POWERED BY
ALL TOGETHER NOW
MONTHLY SHOWS TO HIGHLIGHT
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME ACADEMY,
THE ACTORS FUND, AND MAESTRA MUSIC
New York - Broadway Unlocked presents Live at the Waldorf, an innovative hybrid experience with an invite-only, in-person audience at the recently renovated store-front entrance of the famed Waldorf Astoria New York (301 Park Avenue), and a digital audience of thousands in a Waldorf Virtual Venue, to come together and celebrate Broadway and this illustrious institution.
The inaugural event will kick off on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 7.30pm ET (doors - both in person and digital - at 6.30pm) with Live at the Waldorf: The Ladies of Freestyle Love Supreme Academy featuring Aneesa "Young Nees" Folds (Freestyle Love Supreme, Sistas The Musical), Kaila "Kaiser Rosé" Mullady (Freestyle Love Supreme, Beatbox World Champion), and more, leading the lineup.
Live at the Waldorf: The Ladies of Freestyle Love Supreme Academy will benefit a new scholarship being established to send female identifying students to the Freestyle Love Supreme Academy regardless of their financial ability. Aneesa Folds was a graduate of the Freestyle Love Supreme Academy and will be returning to Broadway in October with Kaila Mullady for Freestyle Love Supreme at the Booth Theater through January 2022.
The Waldorf Astoria has been a beacon of timeless glamour for nearly a century-home to Hollywood's elite, host to countless world leaders, and the site of famed cultural events and galas. In the midst of an unprecedented restoration, the storied building is celebrating 90 years open on Park Avenue this year, and offering the first ever opportunity to own a residence within the property at The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria.
Live at the Waldorf invites the audiences to look back on the legacy of Broadway and the Waldorf Astoria while celebrating the future of both institutions. The series features live events that blend in person and digital audiences, showcasing the newly restored lobby of the Waldorf, and an innovative lineup of performances. The artist lineup features new writer initiatives, BIPOC performers, women musicians, and music from Broadway as theatres re-open.
Live at the Waldorf is part of a year-round social impact series created by Broadway Unlocked and All Together Now, including Uninterrupted.: a virtual festival amplifying Black Voices, and The #Giveback Concert, which raises funds for the Crime Victims Treatment Center. Live at the Waldorf amplifies awareness and raises dollars for organizations driving the future of the theatre. The 2021 beneficiaries include Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, The Actors Fund, and Maestra Music. All shows incorporate All Together Now virtual venue technology to deliver innovative and impactful experiences. More information on the events will be announced, and lineups are subject to change.
Event partners include iHeart Radio Broadway and Marquee Digital. In-person guests will be treated to an exclusive champagne experience provided by Wine Access and curated by Vanessa Conlin, Head of Wine at Wine Access and one of 57 Masters of Wine in the U.S.
Tickets for the streaming performances are $25and exclusively available through TodayTix.comor by using the TodayTix app. The virtual venue is powered by the new technology company All Together Now.
For more information on Broadway Unlocked, visit BroadwayUnlocked.com.
For more information on All Together Now, visit AllTogetherNow.live.
For more information on The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria, visit WaldorfTowers.nyc.
For more information on Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, visit FLS.Academy.
For more information on The Actors Fund, visit ActorsFund.org.
For more information on Maestra Music, visit MaestraMusic.org.
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ABOUT BROADWAY UNLOCKED
Broadway Unlocked. Innovation for any stage. Set at the intersection of the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship, Broadway Unlocked delivers powerful collaborations, content, products and partnerships across business, cause and culture.
The Telly Award-winning innovation and production house specializes in live performances, directing, and remote production, and has been honored alongside Sony Interactive, Warner Music, and Viacom. As the premier creator of live theatre-based digital content on the internet, Broadway Unlocked has brought to life work for clients as varied as Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Guthrie Theater and EY (Ernst and Young) as their work over the past decade has been thrust into the forefront of the future of live entertainment. Broadway Unlocked and sister company All Together Now have partnered to bring over 30,000 people together for live digital experiences.
Broadway Unlocked's impact portfolio, The #Giveback Concert, Uninterrupted. and Live at the Waldorf help define what social change looks like in the digital era and brings together a community inspired to empower action. Through innovative hybrid experiences and content, these live events blend in-person and digital audiences to form the tentpoles of their year and create lasting change through the power of performance. Through the 1% pledge, hundreds of hours have been donated to help raise over a quarter of a million dollars for great causes. Learn more atBroadwayUnlocked.com.
ABOUT ALL TOGETHER NOW
All Together Now is digital venue technology for people whose business is live shows. The mobile-first tech allows live performance makers to layer on exclusive venue experiences for shows, and leverage a suite of tools that make it easy and straightforward to grow digital audiences who pay, stay, and come back time after time.
Since June 2020, All Together Now has hosted 60+ live shows across theatre, film festivals, podcasts, opera, dance, non-profits, conferences, healthcare, and education with 30,000 people through its doors. Through the 1% pledge, hundreds of hours have been donated to help raise over a quarter of a million dollars for great causes. For more information on All Together Now, visit AllTogetherNow.Live.
ABOUT THE WALDORF ASTORIA
The Waldorf Astoria has been a beacon of timeless glamour for nearly a century-home to Hollywood's elite, host to countless world leaders, and the site of famed cultural events and galas. Celebrating 90 years open on Park Avenue this year, the building now offers the first ever opportunity to actually own a residence within the property atThe Towers of the Waldorf Astoria.
The property is in the midst of an unprecedented restoration, undertaken with care by developer Dajia Insurance Group and renowned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The sophisticated residential interiors and amenities by internationally renowned designer Jean-Louis Deniot create a truly modern experience within the building's historic framework. The wide variety of residences range from gracious studios to opulent four bedrooms and penthouses, many with unique floorplans and private outdoor spaces.
Residents will have access to over 50,000 S/F of private residential amenities, ranging from health and wellness to entertaining and business spaces, including a stunning 25-meter pool with skylight, state-of-the-art fitness center, opulent private spas for men and women, and numerous entertaining spaces to support private functions. The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria will offer 375 residences starting from $1.8M, exclusively represented by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. For more information, visit waldorftowers.nyc, and our Instagram at @WaldorfNYC.
ABOUT FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME ACADEMY
Freestyle Love Supreme Academy was founded in 2018 with the mission of fostering diverse creative voices using improvisation and freestyle rap. FLS Academy is deeply committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
Our performances and classes are built on the foundation of inclusion, equity, diversity and creativity.
FLS Academy was created by members of Broadway's hit show, Freestyle Love Supreme, the improv hip hop group started by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale. FLS Academy teaches improv, beatboxing, and freestyle rap to build a community where every voice can be heard.
ABOUT THE ACTORS FUND
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.
Since March 2020, The Actors Fund has distributed more than $22.2 million to more than 16,500 people in the performing arts and entertainment community who need help with basic living expenses such as essential medications, rent, food, utilities and other needs. Overall, The Fund served more than 40,000 people in 2020, a 71% increase from 2019.
For the health and safety of everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Actors Fund transitioned to online and phone-based services, which remain available for everyone in the performing arts and entertainment community. These services include: the Artists Health Insurance Resource Center; The Career Center; Housing Resources; Addiction & Recovery, HIV/AIDS and Senior Services; Counseling; Emergency Financial Assistance; The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, The Actors Fund Home in New Jersey (our assisted living, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation and memory care residence) and all of our Affordable Housing residences. To learn more, visit ActorsFund.org.
ABOUT MAESTRA MUSIC
Maestra provides support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. Since women are under-represented in musical theater, our membership is made up of female and non-binary composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists, and other musicians. The organization's initiatives include monthly educational seminars, mentorship programs, technical skills workshops, networking events, and online resources and partnerships that aim to promote equality of opportunity and to address the many historical disadvantages and practices that have limited women composers and musicians in musical theater. MaestraMusic.org
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