Why do most Broadway shows fail

"Broadway, here I come" - musical gala in the Vulkanhalle in Cologne

Musical stars of tomorrow

It's actually a frustrating day. The preparations for the new Broadway musical "Bombshell" have been stopped because the funding is shaky, the director jumps, it is still not clear who should take the lead, and when she wants to wash down all the frustration, the singer learns Karen know a bartender who, of all things, collects programs from flopped shows. What a bad day! As she leaves, however, she hears a song from the next room that could lay the foundation for a new Broadway success. This is how an episode of the television series "Smash", which takes place behind the scenes on Broadway, ends and shows how difficult it is to climb the ladder of success.

Nevertheless, hundreds of young singers apply every year in Germany alone for the hard path of musical education. Most of them fail in the selection process. The few who are taken face four years of intensive study - singing, dance, acting and everything together.

This unusual concert not only features the most beautiful songs from well-known and current musicals, but the singers also talk about their training, their first days as professionals and the dream that becomes reality in the above-mentioned song: “Broadway, here I come “!

This concert continues the cooperation of the WDR Funkhausorchester with the musical department of the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen.


The event will take place on November 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vulkanhalle Cologne, Lichtstrasse 43, 50825 Cologne instead of.

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