BWW TV Exclusive: New Web Series SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR? Will Premiere at Sheen Center on 6/6; Watch the Trailer!
So Ya Wanna Be A Broadway Star? will air the entire first season at the downtown venue Monday, June 6th at 7:30 PM with talkback hosted by comedian Jenny Jaffe (MTV, VH1, & College Humor).
Come view this exclusive free screening of Season One. Free drinks and sweets will be provided so grab your reservation quickly as space is limited and will fill up fast! Reserve tickets here.
Check out the trailer below!
'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?
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 and Jack Yellen Award winning Composer Alexander Sage Oyen (Outlaws); and actress-comedian Carlie Craig to edit the project. Also on board, the musical theatre songwriting duo Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair who have written a number featured in the series.
For more information, visit www.soyawannabeabroadwaystar.com
Jenny Jaffe is a New York-based comedy writer, performer, non-profit founder, and non-comedy writer. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jenny attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned her BFA in Television writing. While at NYU, Jenny was a member (And later director) of NYU's premiere sketch group, Hammerkatz. During her senior year, Jenny was hired as a full time staff writer at CollegeHumor. She then went on to write for MTV's Nikki and Sara Live, and developed a pilot, Love Week, for VH1 Online. In 2014, Jenny started Project UROK, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating the isolation of mental illness through funny, meaningful web content aimed at teens and young adults. Jenny is a member of the comedy group Forever Dog Productions, with whom she writes and performs regularly at The PIT. She has written for Vulture, The Washington Post, xoJane, Bustle, Reductress, and The Devastator, and her work has been featured in Playboy and Slate, among others. Along with Mara Wilson, she is the co-host of the live show Send In The Clowns at NYC'S Duplex cabaret theater. She can be seen in the upcoming feature films Jack of the Red Hearts and Punk's Dead. She Tweets wayyyy too much (@JennyJaffe), lives in Manhattan, and really likes pandas. She feels like this was douchey, was this douchey?