Internship gives city students an up-close look at Broadway

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A select group of students discovered the inner workings of a Broadway production through a weeklong intensive internship.

Officials say that the students were part of a diversity internship sponsored by The Broadway League and the city's Department of Education. The goal is to introduce students to the various jobs that are connected to Broadway. Students worked with some of the biggest shows on Broadway, including “The Lion King,” “Kinky Boots” and “Wicked.”

Rachel Reiner, a representative of The Broadway League, tells News 12 that the students were able to experience different parts of a Broadway production.

"They went behind the scenes at the Broadway show, they walked on the stage, they watched stage manager who called the cues," she said.

Kenneth Ynoa, a senior at The Bronx School of Law and Government, hopes to pursue his passion as a lawyer.

"Many people from MCC was telling me to look into entertainment law and apply my love of theater," he said.  

This is the sixth year of the intensive hands-on Broadway internship.

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