THE SCREENING ROOM: "City of Dreams" Webseries Releases Episode 5, With Rachel Potter, Will Blum and More (Video)
19 Feb 2013
"City of Dreams," an original comedic webseries that chronicles the trials and tribulations of struggling actors, has released the fifth episode of the series, which features Evita's Rachel Potter, The Book of Mormon's Will Blum and more.
The webseries is written, directed and produced by Jee Young Han, Jonathan Lee and Justin Anthony Long, who also star as the three young performers committed to making their Broadway dreams a reality.
"City of Dreams" also features original songs by the trio as well as singer-songwriter Joanna Burns, who also provides arrangements.
In addition to Potter as Carrie Bartwright and Blum as himself, the fifth episode also features Andrew Kober (Hair) as Tyler, Justin Gregory Lopez (Bare) as himself, Alicia Harding as Alicia Peppercorn, Charlie Michael Levy as Reader, Christopher DeProphetis as himself, Stephanie Torns (Wicked) as herself, Victoria Huston-Elem as herself and Constantine Rousouli (Ghost) as himself.
The season has also included appearances from Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde, Grease), Stephen Oremus (Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Wicked), Jon Fletcher (Giant, Bonnie & Clyde), Kober (Hair), Eva Kaminsky (The Lyons) and Kelvin Moon Loh (American Idiot) alongside a slew of up-and-coming actors.
Here's how the webseries is billed: "'City of Dreams' is a musical comedy webseries that follows Jamie (Long), Julie (Han), and Julian (Lee), three aspiring musical theatre actors from the Midwest who struggle to establish their careers on The Great White Way. After three years of pounding the pavement, they are no closer to realizing their Broadway dreams. Join Jamie, Julie and Julian on their quest to defy gravity, and change… for the better."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.