Ten Drama Students Get Big Break on Broadway on "The Early Show" May 29-June 5

News   Ten Drama Students Get Big Break on Broadway on "The Early Show" May 29-June 5
CBS' "The Early Show" and The League of American Theatres and Producers have teamed up to afford viewers a peek at a competition between ten eager drama students, all hoping to make their Broadway debut.

The program, called "My Broadway Debut," will air on "The Early Show" for six days beginning May 29 and concluding June 5. "The Early Show" airs in New York City from 7 to 9 AM. (Check local listings.)

According to press materials, CBS News producers and Broadway casting agent Bernie Telsey selected ten finalists from auditions held at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), Wagner College (Staten Island, NY), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), University of Arizona (Tucson) and Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida). They chose five young men and five young women who were then paired off into couples.

One pair will perform each day for five days, using songs from the shows The Wedding Singer, Hairspray, Rent, Avenue Q, Chicago and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. A performer from each of the Broadway shows will be on hand each day to introduce the finalists.

Following is a list of the ten finalists:

Justin Bowen - Florida State University – Hometown: Lynchburg, VA.
Cortney Wolfson – University of Michigan – Hometown: Monticello, IN.
Kate FitzGibbons – University of Arizona - Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ.
Sean Carroll – Northwestern University – Hometown: Sugar Land, TX.
Kyle Harris – University of Arizona – Hometown: Irvine, CA.
Katherine Palardy – Northwestern University – Hometown: Beverly, MA.
Amanda Snarski – Wagner College – Hometown: Upper Darby, PA.
Andrew Arrington – University of Michigan- Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI.
Junior Mendez – Florida State University- Hometown: Weston, FL.
Brianna Horne – Wagner College – Hometown: Magnolia, NJ. Viewers can log on to CBSNews.com to vote for the winners, who will receive a walk-on role on Broadway.

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