Mr. Broadway 2007, Male Beauty Pageant, Launches April 30

News   Mr. Broadway 2007, Male Beauty Pageant, Launches April 30 A new Broadway beauty pageant entitled Mr. Broadway 2007 will be presented April 30 at New World Stages.

Written and conceived by Jeffrey Self, the evening will feature direction by Ryan J. Davis with musical direction by Eric Svejcar. The one-night-only event will benefit the Ali Forney Center. Mr. Broadway 2007, according to press notes, "will feature male cast members representing their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview and swim suit competitions. The contestants will go head to head in front of a panel of celebrity judges, but ultimately, the final vote is in the audience's hands."

The pageant will boast original songs by The Drowsy Chaperone's Lisa Lambert, Glen Kelly, Caligula's Eric Svejcar, Ben Cohen and Sean McDaniel. Participants will be announced shortly.

Producers are Ryan J. Davis, Nick Malone and Jeffrey Self, in association with Tim Hur.

Tickets, priced $100-500, are available by visiting www.mrbroadway.org.