Heat 1 finalists are Rachel Zatcoff, Mara Jill Herman, Paul Ianniello and Hannah Kiem! Heat 2 finalists are Corey Desjardins, Kathryn Allison, Melanie Burg and Bentley Black!
NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION returns with the best talent before they hit Broadway!
Produced by NYMF in association with New World Stages, with support from the ASCAP Foundation, this talent competition seeks to find the newest musical theatre star. The winner of the competition will receive a special solo concert presented by NYMF!
Ten contestants will perform at each of two competition heats, with four performers selected from each heat to move on to the contest Grand Finale. Two finalists from each night will be selected by a panel of industry judges, a third chosen from live audience votes and the fourth chosen from online voting in the days following the contest heat, at NYMF.org.
The eight finalists will then be invited to perform in "SINGERS & SONGWRITERS: A NYMF/ASCAP CONCERT EVENT" prior to the contest Grand Finale. Each will be paired with one of the top ASCAP musical theatre composers in New York, with whom they will have the opportunity to prepare a song from the composers repertoire, before taking to the stage for an incredible evening of music that will also feature Q and A's with each of the composers themselves!
Following this special concert presentation, the eight finalists will take to the stage one last time as judges and the audience alike vote for their favorite, before one lucky singer is crowned NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2014.
Marty Thomas and Marissa Rosen will return to host the series once again, while judges are set to include Broadway stars Michael Cerveris, Jeremy Jordan, J. Robert Spencer, Director Scott Schwartz and Casting Director Michael Cassara with more surprises in store!
NYMF partners with The ASCAP Foundation to present a concert featuring all eight Next Broadway Sensation finalists for 2014, performing the works of some of the hottest contemporary ASCAP musical theatre composers. Following their selection as finalists in the NNBS Competition, each performer will be paired with a composer or composing team with whom they will collaborate to select and prepare a song for the Concert the following week.
Hosted by Michael John LaChiusa, composers appearing will include Andrew Lippa, Laurence O'Keefe, Adam Gwon, Ryan Scott Oliver, John Bucchino, Michael Patrick Walker and Anna K. Jacobs.
Tickets are now on sale! Don't miss this incredible evening of new talent, together with some of the greatest song writers for the contemporary American music theatre!
This is it! See who will be crowned the 2014 Next Broadway Sensation! The winner of the competition will receive a special solo concert presented by NYMF!