Adam Kantor (The Band’s Visit) To Host Before Broadway

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“I’m really excited to get to engage with Camp Broadway’s next generation of theatre artists, and hopefully inspire them as much as they are sure to inspire me…”

Adam Kantor has returned to Broadway this fall in the new musical THE BAND’S VISIT, by Itamar Moses and David Yazbek, and directed by David Cromer.  Adam recently played the role of Motel Kamzoil in the Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, directed by Bartlett Sher. Adam made his Broadway debut playing Mark Cohen in the final cast of RENT which was preserved on DVD by Sony Pictures’ RENT Filmed Live on Broadway. He reunited with RENT director Michael Greif in NEXT TO NORMAL on Broadway, in which he played Henry. Adam played Jamie Wellerstein in the NYC revival of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, directed by its writer Jason Robert Brown, starring opposite Betsy Wolfe at Second Stage. Also off-Broadway, he played Princeton/Rod in AVENUE Q.  At The Old Globe, he played Proteus in Shakespeare’s TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA directed by Mark Lamos, and Jeff in the world premiere of NOBODY LOVES YOU by Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter.  Adam played Eddie in the world premiere production of DINER by Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson, directed by Kathleen Marshall.  On TV he was in Billions on Showtime in the role of Pununzio, and The Good Wife on CBS in the role of Ezra.  Adam was a co-founder of the nonprofit arts organization Broadway In South Africa, which provided arts education to underprivileged youth in the townships of South Africa.  He graduated from Northwestern University and also studied at the British-American Dramatic Academy.  @AdamJKantor


Submission Deadline: January 2, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Ages 18-25

Camp Broadway® is excited to present Before Broadway, a unique amateur talent showcase featuring an ensemble of 15 aspiring performers, ages 18-25, singing the songs by the Broadway composers who have inspired their dreams of having a career on Broadway. Cast through a national online search by a team of Broadway professionals, the members of the Before Broadway ensemble will make their New York stage debut performing solos, duets, scenes and stories that reflect their personal journey to Broadway. This 75-minute, one-night-only concert on Sunday, January 28 will also feature a Broadway veteran who will host the show. Join casting agents and talent managers, theatrical producers, family, friends and future fans to see emerging talent take their shot at 54 Below because it the room where the next Broadway star will be discovered.

About the showcase appearance at 54 Below:

Selected from a national audition of amateur performers from across the country, the cast will make their New York stage debut at the conclusion of a 3-day rehearsal featuring master classes in vocal performance, dancing and acting alongside a veteran Broadway performer at 54 Below under the direction Camp Broadway’s creative team including, Director / Choreographer Holly Raye (Broadway credits include Swing, Guys and Dolls Other New York City credits include Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, The Tony Awards).

The program includes:

  • Three days of rehearsal (Friday, January 26, Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 approximately 8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Group and individual rehearsals and coaching sessions with Broadway professionals (to be announced)
  • 54 Below rehearsal with 3-piece band and special Broadway host, Adam Kantor
  • Lunch on rehearsal days
  • Cast dinner at 54 Below
  • Program mementos (including t-shirts and photo montage)
  • Distribution of resume to guest talent agents
  • Sunday evening public performance at 54 Below (7:00 pm)

Eligibility & Audition Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 to 25 years of age by January 27.
  • Auditionees must be in enrolled in, or completed a musical theatre training program
  • The deadline for video audition submissions is January 1, 2017. No applications will be considered after this date.
  • Cast Members must be able to attend rehearsals on Friday, January 26,  Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 in New York City
  • A non-refundable participation fee of $1,695 is required. (Travel to/from New York City and accommodations are not included in the package).

To Apply:acceptd-logo-green

Submit your audition on Acceptd, the online audition platform where you’ll find audio and video resources necessary for your submission, as well as detailed instructions on how to create your video and submit your application.

Submit your video and application.

Casting Process:

  • Camp Broadway’s Before Broadway creative team will review all audition videos in the order they are received. Cast Members will be notified on a rolling basis, so it is a good idea to start your application process as soon as possible.
  • Applicants will be notified of their casting status on a rolling basis.   All casting decisions are at the sole discretion of Camp Broadway LLC.

If you have questions about the audition or application process, contact Kathy Campbell at 212.575.2150 or kathy@campbroadway.com.




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