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Broadway Or Bust
Casting Call, The
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BROADWAY OR BUST tracks the real-life stories of America's top high school musical performers, vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation's best young rising stars. Part competition, part performance and part non-fiction drama, the series starts with regional theater competitions, then moves to New York City, where the "best of the best" take part in grueling drama bootcamp and then compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards (a.k.a. The Jimmy Awards). Series release date: 9/2012

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From a nationwide casting call of more than 50,000 high school students participating in 30 regional competitions, just 60 musical theater performers earn the right to participate for one week in the National High School Musical Theater Awards competition. Cameras follow these talented performers, the best in the country, to New York, where they meet their colleagues face-to-face. As day one unfolds, they learn a new opening number from director Van Kaplan and choreographer Kiesha Lalama, get one-on-one coaching in music, theater, dancing and acting from some of Broadway’s top talent — including Leslie Odom, Jr. (“Smash”; Rent); Michael McElroy (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for Big River; Rent, Miss Saigon); Liz Callaway (Tony Award nomination for Baby; Cats, Miss Saigon) — and prepare for their solos in front of an influential group of judges. The episode ends with students wondering, “Do I have what it takes to make it on Broadway?”



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Chicago: “Broadway Or Bust; Casting Call, The,” 08/24/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_15631416B1A04E0D84F52C6CD1E455FF.
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