The journey begins with an audition open to anyone 18+ who has not yet performed on Broadway. Over two days, a panel of industry professionals will oversees auditions and will select 20 entrants to take part in NYMF's 8th annual Next Broadway Sensation Series (NNBS).
Those selected will be invited to perform at one of two heats where judges will be asked to select 2 winners from each heat who will move on to the Grand Final. An additional 2 performers (4 total from each heat), will also be selected to move on to the Grand Final. One will be selected by votes from the live audience at each heat and the other will be selected by voting as polled on Broadwayworld.com.
The winner of this years series will be awarded a solo showcase concert at a well known live music venue in New York, which is produced by NYMF and Grammy Award winning producer Sh-K-Boom Records, and promoted by Broadwayworld. The concert will see them paired with a professional Music Director and Director to stage their show. The winner will also receive other performance opportunities throughout the year at various NYMF events as part of the 10th annual Festival in 2013!
Below, check out Ashanti J'Aria's performance, and CLICK HERE to vote for your favorites from each heat!