Broadway's Next Generation to Take the Stage in Town Hall's BROADWAY RISING STARS Concert
Town Hall's Broadway Rising Stars, the concert event that launched the careers of stars who were in the opening night casts of Hamilton, Waitress, Beautiful, The Color Purple and more is back for its 11th annual edition at The Town Hall on Monday, July 10th at 8PM. It is the must-see show to catch the stars of tomorrow, today.
Town Hall's Broadway's Rising Stars has an unequaled record for giving future stars their first big break. In addition to the shows listed above, Broadway's Rising Stars have been in Wicked, The Scottsboro Boys, Jekyll & Hyde, Hair, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Bring it On, and more Broadway shows. They've been on Glee & other TV shows, in national tours, foreign productions, Off-Broadway - simply everywhere!
The creator/writer/host of Broadway's Rising Stars, Scott Siegel, has this to say about the brand new cast that will be unveiled on July 10th: "This exceptionally talented cast, culled from ten different performing arts institutions as far flung as CCM, NYU, and the University of Northern Colorado, and from countries as diverse as Norway, Belgium, and Israel, will come together on the Town Hall stage to prove that they are ready to take their place in the ranks of Broadway's next generation of stars. There is no other show in New York City that has more at stake for its performers than this thrilling concert event - and you feel the excitement in every single performance!"
This year's Broadway Rising Stars are: Andy Kear: SUNY/Cortland, Ryan McConville: Wagner College, Liron Gavri: Lipper's Musical Theatre Academy (Israel), Anthony Massa: Macaulay Honors College of CUNY, Matt Ross: NYU's Steinhardt, Naree Ketudat: NYU's Steinhardt, Sophie Rapiejko: Marymount, Shauna Topian: CCM, Dan Gettler: CCM, Elisa Galindez: CAP 21, Lauren Kolas: CAP 21, Brooke Wetterhahn: Tisch - New Studio on Broadway, Mia Gerachis: Tisch - New Studio on Broadway, Willie Demyan: AMDA, Nazarria Workman: AMDA, Ruby Shadley: AMDA, Sarah Burke: AMDA, Annette Berning: AMDA, Lieselotte Nickmans: AMDA, Katelyn Malloy: AMDA, and Tyler Jensen: University of Northern Colorado.
Broadway's Rising Stars is directed by Scott Coulter, choreographed by Vibecka Dahle, and with musical direction by John Fischer. Tickets are $25-$40 & can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-982-2787.
The Town Hall is among New York City's most historic venues. Built in 1921 by a group of suffragettes, The Town Hall began as a lecture hall and public debate forum and grew to be a national landmark institution for arts, culture and education. Over the decades, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Marian Anderson, Bob Dylan and MiLes Davis have graced the stage. It was home to the legendary radio program, America's Town Meeting of the Air, dozens of historic albums and recordings, and American debuts of musical legends. Today, the Hall boasts the very best in music performances, spoken word, comedy and dance, including speaking engagements with residents and senators, live broadcasts of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, and a number of new and critically acclaimed music series.