Playbill and Prudential are looking for fabulous early-career theatre singers with Stages on Broadway, a contest that will give artists a chance at a major NYC performance opportunity and a $10,000 cash prize—and now we know the slate of Broadway stars who will be judging this year's submissions.
Along with the previously announced Brittney Johsnon, this year's all-star judges panel includes 2023 Tony nominee and Shucked star Kevin Cahoon, Into the Woods star Cole Thompson, Kimberly Akimbo's Alli Mauzey, current Broadway Elphaba Alyssa Fox, and Some Like It Hot star Adrianna Hicks.
Following a nationwide virtual audition process, four winners and a guest will be flown to NYC to perform at Playbill and Prudential's Curtain Up Broadway Festival, scheduled to take over Times Square September 8-10. Before arriving, winners will get a virtual Q&A with Johnson, who will also give one-on-one guidance to the winners in person at a Manhattan rehearsal studio while they're in town.
The full judges panel will evaluate the Festival performances and select one Grand Prize winner to receive a $10,000 cash prize. Runners-up will also receive a cash prize, and all winners will be eligible to receive an initial consultation with one of Prudential's financial advisors to help with their financial decision making. All winners will also enjoy a night out on the town with dinner, a Broadway show, and a meet-and-greet with the cast. Airfare, ground transportation, meals, and hotel accommodations are all included.
To enter, make a video (three minutes or less) singing one of five pre-selected hit Broadway show tunes. You can choose "Father Time" from Kimberly Akimbo, "Giants in the Sky" from Into the Woods, "Independently Owned" from Shucked, "Darker Shade of Blue" from Some Like It Hot, or "The Wizard and I" from Wicked. You'll also need to tell us your role model when you started singing, what motivates you to keep getting better, and what this opportunity would mean to you.
For more information and to submit your entry, visit PrudentialStagesonBroadway.com.