Did you catch the premiere of Broadway or Bust on PBS on Sunday, September 9th at 8 PM? We did!
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The show stars a legion of hometown stars who’ve made the trek to the Great White Way to take part in a Broadway boot camp in order to make their dreams come true.
The three-part reality show revels in drama both theatrical and interpersonal. For the next couple of weeks, follow the cast of talented young performers who are vying for a scholarship to the New Studio on Broadway, part of NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts—which has helped produce such icons as Woody Allen, Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, and Lady Gaga, just to name a few.
Culled from thousands of applicants from across the country, the group of 60 competitors train with musical theatre professionals. After an incredible showcase, one boy and one girl will be awarded with a National High School Musical Theater Award—also called “the Jimmys,” named for theatre producer James Nederlander—$10,000 to put toward their education, the scholarship mentioned above, and a chance to make it on Broadway!
The miniseries Broadway or Bust faithfully depicts the week of grueling rehearsals, inspiring moments, and dramatic breakdowns as the kids struggle to breakthrough to stardom.
It’s THE RIDE’s mission to serve up NYC in a distinctive style, and we even have a cameo appearance on the show! During the course of the show, we give the kids a break from their crash course, and transport them from NYU to Broadway check out an authentic show. Along the way, we of course gave them a taste of our experience, offering jaw-dropping sights from the comfort of the three rows of stadium seating in our deluxe tour bus!
Don’t miss Broadway or Bust, and next time you’re in the city, come on down to THE RIDE and see New York with brand new eyes!