BWW TV Exclusive: SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?- Watch The Finale!
'SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?' is an awesomely awkward comedic satire that follows Micki Manuel Minnelli ( Jamison Daniels), an overnight YouTube Celebrity searching for Broadway stardom wherever he can find it. A German documentary team follows him around on his daily journey with his fan-girl/make-up artist Sandy ( Patricia McCarthy) forever by his side. Will Micki become famous or infamous - and does he even know the difference?
Check out Episode 8 (The Audition), Micki gets an audition for Quantum Leap: The Musical, but its being cast by his nemesis, Bernadette Chelsea. Will Micki get the callback?!?!
This episode guest stars Mara Wilson. Wilson is a writer, playwright, actor, and storyteller perhaps best known as the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, she regularly appears at live storytelling and comedy shows, including her own, What Are You Afraid Of?. Her writing can be found on Jezebel, The Toast, McSweeney's, the Daily Beast, and Cracked.com, and on her blog, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. A voice actor on the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, she will guest star on upcoming episodes of Broad City and BoJack Horseman. She lives in New York City. Her first book Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame is currently available for pre-order. http://marawilsonwritesstuff.com/
The episode also features an original song by the musical theatre songwriting duo Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair- "A Leap Will Lead You Home." Joe Kinosian (music and book) and Kellen Blair (lyrics and book) met in the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in 2008 and have been collaborating ever since. Murder For Two, their award-winning murder mystery musical comedy, made its off-Broadway debut at Second Stage Uptown (before transferring to a commercial run at New World Stages) earning nominations from the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards. The show's world premiere took place at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2011 and was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical in Chicago. The show is currently touring around the country. www.kinosianandblair.com
The series comes from creator Jamison Daniels, who stars in the project alongside co-producer/co-writer/co-star Patricia McCarthy. Featured in the main cast are: Kyle Brand,Olithea Anglin, Bethany Lauren James, Rebecca Spigelman and more. In addition, expect some special guest stars, including Broadway notables Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Capathia Jenkins(Newsies, Caroline or Change) and writer/actress Mara Wilson, best known as the young breakout star in Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire and Miracle on 34th Street.
The talent extends behind the camera, enlisting Director Blayze Teicher (Abstract Poverty, Tough Love); actress Blaire Wendel (Abstract Poverty, Tough Love) as Line Producer; writer/filmmaker Weston Daniels (Alone) as co-writer; 2014 ASCAP Foundation's Lucille andJack Yellen Award winning Composer Alexander Sage Oyen (Outlaws); and actress-comedian Carlie Craig to edit the project. Also on board, the musical theatre songwriting duoJoe Kinosian& Kellen Blair who have written a number featured in the series.
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