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Nonprofit Org Honors Nick

Inside Broadway revs up its annual Beacon Awards

By Mark Jarvis

The 2012 Broadway Beacon Awards, a ceremony run by the arts-education organization Inside Broadway, will honor the teen crooner Nick Jonas. Former supermodel Christie Brinkley, of Broadway’s Chicago, will also be honored, along with James J. Claffey Jr., president of the backstage trade union IAESTE. 

Long before he skyrocketed to tween-idol fame in the Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas got his start on Broadway, first appearing in a 2000 production of A Christmas Carol at the age of 7. Now 19, the singer/songwriter has replaced Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. 

Inside Broadway is celebrating 30 years of providing New York City public schools with arts-education programs. Each year more than 30,000 city students attend the organization’s performances and participate in its workshops. The Beacon Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, June 4, at the Hudson Theatre in the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street.

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