New York Musical Theatre Festival’s “Next Broadway Sensation” Announces Judges

New-York-Musical-Theatre-Festival2013 NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation Competition (NNBS) returns for its eighth year and will take place at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street).

The winner of the competition will receive a special solo concert, co-presented by NYMF and Grammy Award-winning producer Sh-K-Boom Records, as well as a photographic package courtesy of Seth Walters Photo and Video.

NYMF will also partner with the ASCAP Foundation to present a Showcase Concert featuring all eight NNBS finalists performing the works of prolific musical theatre composers. Composers appearing at the concert will include John Bucchino, Adam Gwon, Ryan Scott Oliver, Georgia Stitt and Michael Patrick Walker, along with song-writing duos Kait Kerrigan / Brian Lowdermilk and Michael Kooman / Christopher Dimond.

This year’s judges include casting director Michael Cassara, acclaimed actress Jenn Colella, ASCAP’s Director of Musical Theater Michael Kerker, agent Di Glazer and composer Ryan Scott Oliver. In addition to casting votes, the judging panel will offer live performance advice to the contestants. Darren R Cohenserves as musical director for the competition.

AUDITIONS (Open Call): Thursday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. For more info, go to


Source: Press Release




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