A Broadway reality show that I missed. But you shouldn’t.
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Speaking of missing a Jimmy, I don’t know how in the name of any name I missed this . . . and frankly, like another Jimmy, Jimmy Swaggart, I feel like I’ve sinned against you for not bringing it to your attention earlier.
But I’m repenting and getting on my electronic knees and asking for your forgiveness in front of the Blog Gods . . .
A brand new reality show about Broadway (and those yummy Jimmies), debuted just last night on PBS called Broadway or Bust!
Ok, so PBS isn’t calling it a reality show . . . they’re calling it a “three-hour primetime documentary series that tracks 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.”
Look, they could call it a parking lot full of purple unicorns and swizzle sticks for all I care . . . as long as they air it.
I’ve been contacted about a half a dozen Broadway themed reality shows in the works . . . And I’m as eager as you are to see them come to fruition. But since the Grease disaster a few years ago (at least it gave us Laura Osnes), it has been hard to get any network interested in what they see as happening only in our little corner of the country.
So a standing “O” to PBS and its supporters for getting this sucker on any station and in prime time.
Thanks to my Swaggarty sins, you may have missed the first episode.
But there are two more episodes on the next two Sunday nights at 8 PM on PBS. So tune in. (Get the full details here.)
It’ll remind you that Broadway, the place that frustrates so many of us daily, is also a place where so many dream about getting to someday.
And that makes those of us who work here now, the luckiest Kennys around.
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