Are you Broadway’s Next Big Star?

NextBigStarSQFor the past couple of years, we’ve sponsored 10 Minute Play Contests to encourage all you playwrights out there to keep writing (this year’s announcement is coming soon), and this past winter we sponsored a Songwriting Contest to get all you songwriters out there writing . . . and we had so much fun doing ’em, we thought we’d do another one.

But this time we’d target the one group in our business that we’ve forgotten so far.

The Actors!

If Writers are the Chefs of Musical Theater, the Actors are the ingredients.  Without ’em, we’ve got nothing but a bunch of ideas.

So, we came up with a contest that gave all the potential future Broadway stars out there a chance to be seen here in New York City, on an Off Broadway stage, and win all sorts of cool prizes, including a private work session with a fancy Broadway Casting Director (Cesar Rocha from Telsey + Company), a spot in my Audition Workshop, and, yesiree bob, $500 cash!  What’s a contest without cash!

We’re partnering with the super-cool fanzine to run this contest.  And the cool thing is, you don’t have to be in NYC to enter.  To enter, you just need to submit a video!  Finalists will be picked by online vote, and then those finalists will belt it out in person on stage at my theater on May 22nd.  Sheri Sanders (Rock the Audition) will host the live event, and the judging panel includes Cesar Rocha (Telsey + Company) and me, so I’ll see you there!

You can read all the relevant info here.  But video submissions are due by Sunday April 20th.

Enter.  Tell your friends to enter.  And maybe you can be Broadway’s Next Big Star!


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