NEW YORK (May 26, 2016) – The new original satirical web series about chasing stardom, ‘SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?’, will make its world premiere as a BroadwayWorld.com TV exclusive beginning June 7th. The series comes from creator Jamison Daniels, who stars in the project alongside co-producer/co-writer/co-star Patricia McCarthy.
‘SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?’ is an awesomely awkward comedic web series that follows Micki Manuel Minnelli (Daniels), a "YouTube Celebrity" overnight, as he searches for stardom wherever he can find it. A German documentary team follows him around on his daily journey to become the next Broadway Star with his number one fan Sandy (McCarthy) forever by his side. But will he become famous or infamous? Does he even know the difference?
Daniels recruited a few of his talented friends to appear as the main cast: 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; 2014 ASCAP Foundation’s Lucille and Jack Yellen Award winning Composer Alexander Sage Oyen (Outlaws); writer/filmmaker Weston Daniels (Alone) as co-writer; and actress-comedian Carlie Craig to edit the project. Also on board, the musical theatre songwriting duo Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair will be writing a number featured in the series.
Daniels is excited to unleash Micki on the world, adding “One of my main goals in writing this series was creating a leading character who is gay, but his sexuality isn't the focal point of the piece. As a young gay man, I never saw representations of other gay people who weren’t struggling with who they were or actively being discriminated against. Representation matters, and whether Micki is a ‘good’ person or not, he is simply a person who knows who he is and what he wants.”
Daniels and McCarthy previously appeared side-by-side in TheatreWorks New Milford production of the Tony award-winning musical puppeteer comedy ‘Avenue Q’. A California native, Daniels first met McCarthy, a Connecticut native, while attending college at The Hartt School at The University of Hartford, where they bonded over their shared love of Sondheim and being late to class. In January, this dynamic duo wrote and performed at the famed Feinstein's/54 Below in Broadway Babylon 101: Everything Old Is New Again. The show celebrated musical theatre lovers everywhere, stitching together a brand new musical made up of pieces of other musicals.
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