For Immediate Release
September 12, 2016
Point Part University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts recognized by two national top 10 lists
PITTSBURGH, PA – Point Park University is ranked No. 8 on Playbill.com’s list of the Top Colleges Currently Represented on Broadway, ahead of schools such as the Boston Conservatory, UCLA and Florida State.
This ranking comes on the heels of Point Park’s No. 3 ranking on OnStage’s list of the Top 10 BFA Dance Programs in the Country for 2016-2017.
“These rankings are a testament to Point Park University’s commitment to the performing and cinematic arts,” said Ronald Allan-Lindblom, artistic director of Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. “The recognition also is a direct result of our students’ talent, as well as the dedicated work of our faculty of artist educators and the national guest artists we are privileged to work with each year.”
Playbill.com’s ranking is based on its own research, which only includes Broadway shows currently open, along with some shows that have announced casting for the 2016-2017 season.
The list of Point Park alumni recognized by Playbill.com includes:
Alumni of Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts also have found success behind the scenes on Broadway. “Wicked,” Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s “Bright Star,” and the first national tour of “Hamilton” are among the more recent productions that have had Point Park alumni working as assistant stage managers and production assistants.
“The immersive, hands-on education our students get in the technical areas of production gives them the kind of real-world experience they need to succeed in the fast-paced environment of Broadway,” Lindblom said. “As a result, hundreds of graduates of our programs are working on stage and behind the scenes all over the world.”
Contacts: Cassia Sakmar
Point Park University
Point Park University
Founded in 1960, Point Park University, recently named a College of Distinction, is a dynamic, urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition. Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park enrolls nearly 4,000 full- and part-time students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs offered through the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts. Visit PointPark.edu to learn more.
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