About Us

Broadway in the H.O.O.D is produced by A Source of Joy Theatricals, Inc. and headed by Founder Torrey A. Russell. We are a national theatre program with our home office located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are dedicated to making a positive impact in communities across the United States, with a special focus on youth between the ages of 10 to 20 residing in the worst of neighborhoods; plagued with violence, gangs, drugs, and other atrocities that one is unfortunately faced to imagine. Broadway in the H.O.O.D is comprised of real, everyday Americans who just like you and I, have a dream and a goal to better themselves and to stop the cycle of violence, abuse and poverty!

Our emphasis on the community and focus on social awareness has brought attention from our biggest supporters who believe in our mission. Additionally, Broadway in the H.O.O.D has been invited to perform at major festivals, concerts, television programs and theatrical events throughout the country. We were elated when Dr. Maya Angelou invited our cast to not only perform with her in Phoenix, Arizona but also partake in an evening where she shared her life as a child with us and how she was able to turn her life around. In spring 2013 Broadway in the H.O.O.D was surprised with glee when Grammy Award winner and R&B Diva Mrs. Kelly Price and the cast & crew of the TVOne Hit TV show R&B Divas LA came to Las Vegas for our production of Dreamgirls.

Broadway in the H.O.O.D offers educational and cultural opportunities to a multitude of America’s future leaders. We have gained the attention and support of city, state and government officials, notable celebrities, the NAACP and the American Theatre Wing. Since its inception in 2010, Broadway in the H.O.O.D has produced major original productions dealing with subjects ranging from teen pregnancy, interracial dating, childhood obesity, homelessness, homosexuality, bullying and slavery. In addition, we have been blessed to present some of the biggest Tony Award winning, Broadway blockbuster hits such as Dreamgirls, The Best Of Broadway, The Lion King and The Color Purple.

Broadway in the H.O.O.D performances are low-cost and at times FREE for our community. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for audiences of all socio-economic backgrounds and diverse communities to experience the magic of live theatre, changing their lives forever.

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