New Web Series COVERS, Starring Paige Davis, Amy Spanger, Ryan Silverman and More, Premieres on BroadwayWorld Tonight
From the minds of Chicago co-stars Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien comes the new Broadway web comedy series "COVERS," set to premiere its pilot episode tonight, August 18, 2014 exclusively on BroadwayWorld.com.
Directed by Tyler Maynard, "COVERS" is a heightened-reality, character-driven "mockudramedy" that follows the story of two competing understudies and the surrounding company of the long-running Broadway musical Chicago.
Watch Chicago cast members Brian O'Brien and Jason Patrick Sands as they cope with an endless array of eccentric backstage personalities, celebrity egos and showbiz insanity -- all while trying to get ahead, despite being completely unknown and generally under-appreciated.
In a tone similar to "The Office," "COVERS" gives a backstage peek into the seemingly glamorous world of Broadway from the point of view of two understudies -- or "covers" -- for the show's celebrated leading man.
Sexy, smart and silly, "COVERS" paints a rarely seen, honest and hilarious depiction of what it means to be in a long-running Broadway show, all while trying to "make it" as an actor while balancing the realities of life in show business.
Because after all, dreams do come true... until it's not up to you.
Joining O'Brien and Sands, the principal cast for "COVERS" also stars Broadway veterans Cristy Candler as Jane Goodlove (a Chicago dancer ), Colby Chambers as Shawn (a Chicago chorus boy), Dylis Croman as herself, Paige Davis as Maggie (the Chicago press rep.), Christopher Fitzgerald as Steve (the Chicago stage manager), Tyler Maynard as Colton (the assistant stage manager), Ryan Silverman as himself, Amy Spanger as "The Dresser" and Amos Wolff as Adam (a Chicago chorus boy).
The first four episodes of "COVERS" will air exclusively on BroadwayWorld.com in the coming days. The remaining episodes of Season One are now in production. Sands and O'Brien have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the completion of the first season: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1263072462/covers
For more information, visit http://coversbroadway.com.