NYMF Kicks Off 2013 Next Broadway Sensation Competition Tonight; Sets 2014 Next Link Deadline
The 2013 NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Competition returns for its eighth year and will take place at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street) beginning tonight, September 27th.
NYMF held open auditions last week for Season 8 of the annual talent contest. Nearly 200 hopefuls turned out to compete for the title of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation, and the field has been narrowed down to 20 semifinalists, who will compete in two heats at New World Stages.
This year's judges include Tony Award winning actress Beth Leavel, casting director Michael Cassara, ASCAP's Director of Musical Theater Michael Kerker, Tony Award winning producer Jamie Cesa, agent Di Glazer and composer Ryan Scott Oliver. In addition to casting votes, the judging panel will offer live performance advice to the contestants.
Tickets for all events are only $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and can be booked online at www.nymf.org or by calling (212) 352-0255.
Heat 1: Friday, Sept 27 at 11pm
Heat 2: Saturday, Sept 28 at 11pm
NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2013: Grand Finale: Friday, Oct 11 at 11pm:
Eight finalists compete for the title of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation.
Produced by NYMF in association with BroadwayWorld.com and New World Stages, with support from the ASCAP Foundation's Irving Caesar Trust, this talent competition seeks to find the newest musical theatre star. The winner of the competition will receive a special solo concert, co-presented by NYMF and Grammy Award-winning producer Sh-K-Boom Records, as well as a photographic package courtesy of Seth Walters Photo and Video.
In addition to the program this year, NYMF will also partner with the ASCAP Foundation to present a Showcase Concert featuring all eight NNBS finalists performing the works of prolific musical theatre composers. Following their selection as finalists, each performer will be paired with a composer or composing team with whom they will collaborate to select and prepare a song for the Showcase the following week. Composers appearing at the concert will include John Bucchino, Adam Gwon, Ryan Scott Oliver, Georgia Stitt and Michael Patrick Walker, along with song-writing duos Kait Kerrigan / Brian Lowdermilk, Michael Kooman / Christopher Dimond and Nathan Tysen / Christopher Miller.
NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION/ASCAP Foundation SHOWCASE CONCERT: Thursday, October 10th at 7pm
Tickets for all events are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and can be booked online at www.nymf.org or by calling (212) 352-0255.
Early Bird Deadline for submissions to NYMF's Next Link Project is October 3rd.