The Friends of Broadway
The Friends of Broadway is committed to sharing the joy of music with people of all walks of life. We do this by producing musical events that include singing and dancing to Broadway songs and other American favorites. In the process of reaching out to our community, members of the cast participate in a life-changing experience that they will always remember. A professional coach offers individualized training, technical support, and emotional encouragement. Cast members have extensive musical theater experience, including any or all of the following: lessons in tap, jazz, ballet, voice, acting, and/or prior performing experience at the community theater level or above. They learn to work as a team in a fun and challenging environment. The Friends of Broadway is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
“The Friends of Broadway" was founded in 1998 by then 14-year-old Samantha Hammel (now Bower). Originally a group of six, each new season boasts a cast of up to 22 girls ranging from grades 2 through college.
"The Friends of Broadway" is a non-profit musical revue featuring girls who travel all over the country singing and dancing to the likes of Broadway, movies, pop songs, oldies, holiday/summer favorites, and much more! There is something for everyone in this high energy, non-stop fun show that the whole family can enjoy!
One mission of this eclectic troupe is to help other non-profit organization. Fondly known as “FOB”, we have donated our time to nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and churches, and more. We perform at no charge for places like Children's Hospital in Boston and to benefit organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Foundation for Faces of Children, Operation Smile, Cystic Fibrosis, the Jimmy Fund, American Cancer Society, and many more.
Touching the lives of thousands and stunning audiences all over the country, FOB has appeared at hundreds of venues since 1998. Most notable performances include Disney World's Epcot Center, Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida, Off-Broadway at The Producer's Club in New York City, and aboard Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas in the Bahamas!
Bookings & Recordings
"The Friends of Broadway" are available for your party, fundraiser, special event, school, theater, and more! We would be delighted to speak with you about dates and rates to get you on your way to a spectacular performance. Please email Samantha Bower (Producer) at FOBma@aol.com. The group is available for performances June through February.
Our debut 5-song EP can be downloaded on iTunes or purchased on CD Baby! Click here to learn more!
The Friends of Broadway Sing Broadway (1998)
The Friends of Broadway Hit Hollywood (1999)
The Friends of Broadway Celebrations Tour (2000)
The Friends of Broadway Seize the Day! (2001)
The Friends of Broadway: Broadway & Beyond Tour (2003)
The Friends of Broadway Imagine Tour (2004)
The Friends of Broadway 2005 Tour (2005)
The Friends of Broadway Revival Tour (2007)
The Friends of Broadway FOB-ULOUS Tour (2008)
The Friends of Broadway Roots Tour (2009)
The Friends of Broadway Inspirations Tour (2010)
The Friends of Broadway Paradise Tour (2011)
The Friends of Broadway One Voice Tour (2013)
The Friends of Broadway Dream Tour (2014)
The Friends of Broadway Big Screen to Broadway & Beyond Tour (2015)
The Friends of Broadway Around the World Tour (2016-2017)
The Friends of Broadway 20th Anniversary Celebrate Tour (2017-2018)