BroadwayCon 2018 Launches Search for Its Next Star to Be
Tony nominee Rob McClure joins the nominating committee for this year's competition.
BroadwayCon 2018 has announced a search for specialty acts for the second annual BroadwayCon Star To Be competition in partnership with the Jimmy Awards, the annual high school musical theater showcase presented by the Broadway League Foundation. Up to 10 finalists will be selected to perform on the BroadwayCon MainStage for a panel of three celebrity judges and a room full of fellow Broadway fans on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Specialty acts should be inspired by a Broadway play or musical and recreatable at BroadwayCon. Vocal solos, duets, group numbers, dances, band performances, and more are all encouraged. Submissions are due by October 13, 2017, and finalists will be announced beginning November 15. The winner of BroadwayCon Star To Be will be awarded a General Pass and hotel accommodations for BroadwayCon 2019. For more information, click here.
The BroadwayCon Star To Be nominating committee includes David Alpert (BroadwayCon artistic director of headline programming; associate director: If/Then), Erin Quill (actor: Avenue Q), Jereme Kyle Lewis (stage manager: M. Butterfly, Present Laughter), Carmel Dean (music director: American Idiot, Hands on a Hardbody), Rob McClure (actor: Chaplin, Something Rotten!), and Xavier Rubiano (casting: Tara Rubin Casting).
BroadwayCon will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into a three-day weekend. The convention returns to the Jacob Javits Center from January 26-28, 2018.