Arts and Music

Broadway or Bust

PBS is bound for Broadway with this three-hour documentary series that tells the real life stories of America’s top high school musical performers, vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation’s best young theater stars. BROADWAY OR BUST premiered Sunday, September 9, 2012.

Episode 3: "And the Winner Is..."

56m 46s

The show at New York’s Minskoff Theatre is about to begin, and it's time for the BROADWAY OR BUST contestants to take the stage, whether they're ready or not. Watch at the six finalists are selected, and the winners are crowned. In the words of director Van Kaplan, “This week … is going to shape their whole lives, whether they go into the theater or not.”

Episodes

  • Episode 3: "And the Winner Is...": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3: "And the Winner Is..."

    S1 E3 - 56m 46s

    The show at New York’s Minskoff Theatre is about to begin, and it's time for the BROADWAY OR BUST contestants to take the stage, whether they're ready or not. Watch at the six finalists are selected, and the winners are crowned. In the words of director Van Kaplan, “This week … is going to shape their whole lives, whether they go into the theater or not.”

  • Episode 2: "Boot Camp": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2: "Boot Camp"

    S1 E2 - 56m 17s

    We pick up where we left off, launching headlong into the fire of the rehearsals, coaching and coaxing sessions. Fighting fatigue, the contestants quickly see what a learn-by-immersion experience is all about — and get an eye-opening look at what life is like on Broadway.

  • Episode 1: "The Casting Call": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1: "The Casting Call"

    S1 E1 - 56m 17s

    From a nationwide casting call of over 50,000 high school students, just 60 high school musical theater performers earn the right to come to New York to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards competition. Follow the 60 young performers as they’re coached by Broadway talent and prepare solos for competition.

Extras + Features

  • Short Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Short Preview

    S1 E1 - 30s

    Will it be Broadway or will it be a bust? Watch as sixty high school students from across the country come together in New York City to compete for a chance to perform on Broadway and take home the coveted Jimmy Award!

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