Broadway Gets "Drafted," And Yes — It Is as Serious as Football (Video)

News   Broadway Gets "Drafted," And Yes — It Is as Serious as Football (Video)
 
Broadway is gearing up for one of the most exciting seasons in recent years, so the NBL (National Broadway League) has met to parse out the up-and-coming talent! Find out who got snagged as Wicked's next witch, who will be ringing doorbells at The Book of Mormon and the show that's "Throwing Away Their Shot!" Let the games begin.

In the "Broadway Draft 2015" video, hosted by NY1 correspondent Frank DiLella, On the Town's Elizabeth Stanley, Newsies favorite Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Tony-winning Genie James Monroe Iglehart, some of Broadway's best shows are picking new talent to star — much like the NFL, which begins its season next month.

Created by John Walton West, Simon Pearl, Gregg Monteith, Kevin Duda, Cody Williams and David McCall, the parody YouTube video sets the "Broadway Draft" at Joe's Pub, the popular cabaret venue downtown.

Watch for some well-played sports jargon (the "sleeper," who may be a surprise pick; and the "inflate gate," who in this case has inflated her vocal range, among others) as well as a nod to Michael Samm, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL.

In case you need help, Playbill previously explained football terms for theatre people! Check out our comprehensive list, complete with pictures, videos and GIFs, and get ready for the most important draft of the year.

Check it out below!

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