New Docu Series Following Broadway Actors: BEHIND THE CURTAIN Hits Kickstarter
Behind the Curtain - a new web series that aims to document the lives of some of the most talented performers in the world, working on or attempting to make it on the world's biggest stage, Broadway has just joined the popular money fundraising site - Kickstarter.
As per the show's project page:
"This show was conceptualized by myself, Danny Jordan, along with my production partner, and close friend, Andrew Spires. The idea began to take shape in October of 2009 while we were working in NYC on a docu-series for the The CW. Growing up around the performing arts, I have always been a fan of the industry and the world brought to life on the live stage. However, when shooting a scene backstage at Rock of Ages on Broadway in 2009, I became inspired in a new and exciting way. The next day, I pitched Behind the Curtain to Spires (who loved the concept), and the wheels were immediately put into motion. 29 months later; after hearing 'NO' all over town; walking away from a deal with William Morris Endeavor; numerous pitch meetings with major production companies and cable networks all telling us how the show 'should and needed to be done' -- we have decided to stay true to our original vision and produce season 1 as a web series.
Producing the show as a web series will enable us to retain the integrity of the Broadway world. We will set out to tell the real story of the countless actors, singers, and dancers who pick up their lives, and move to the harsh world that is New York City in pursuit of making their theater dreams a reality.
The cast includes a cross section of working and non-working performers, ranging from a dynamically gifted star on the rise, to a Broadway main stay; a fresh face who pounds the pavement daily competing against thousands for any Equity job she can get, to a tired, jaded veteran; a fiercely talented dancer stuck in the ensemble, to the always hustling composer/lyricist who will stop at nothing to become the greatest composer the musical theater world has ever seen.