The weeklong Manhattan intensives, running Dec. 27, 2008,-Jan. 2, 2009 and Jan. 2-9, 2009, pair young theatre enthusiasts with Broadway professionals. Making It On Broadway's first winter intensive is sold out; however, registration is available for the session beginning Jan. 2.
Based on the 2004 book "Making It On Broadway: Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top" by David Wiener and Jodie Langel, the intensives offer instruction in acting, dance, improv, pop/rock musical performance, comedy song performance, auditioning and creating an audition book, theatre business, theatre business for parents, and private vocal coachings.
Special guests offering master classes during the New York City intensives include Donna Murphy (Passion, Wonderful Town), Mark Kudisch (The Apple Tree), Andrea Burns (In the Heights), Jose Llana (Spelling Bee), Gavin Creel (Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Erin Dilly (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Gerry McIntyre (Once On This Island) and the cast of Forbidden Broadway.
Also set to take part are Legally Blonde and Bat Boy composer Laurence O'Keefe, Forbidden Broadway creator and writer Gerard Alessandrini, Broadway veteran and casting agent Dave Clemmons, as well as the songwriting teams of Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich (Junie B. Jones), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Edges), and a representative from Jay Binder Casting.
For further information and to register, visit www.makingitonbroadway.net.