New Broadway Mobile App ‘Shadow Star NYC’ sets goal to connect younger Broadway bound performers with current Broadway stars
It was announced that a new Broadway mobile app will be making its debut in early 2020. Shadow Star NYC is the mobile app that plans to connect young Broadway hopefuls with current Broadway stars. Shadow Star NYC offers exclusive video content that will consist of Broadway star interviews as well as audition tips and tricks for all of its members to view. The app will also allow its members to sign up for one-on-one sessions with current Broadway stars. Sessions can consist of just about anything, vocal critiquing, singing practice or specific Broadway coaching for show auditions. These sessions can take place by phone call, in app video chats or in-person and members will also be able to instant-message with their selected Broadway stars at anytime using the app.
How Does Shadow Star NYC Work?
Currently, users can sign up on the Shadow Star NYC website to be notified when the app will be fully released and downloadable. People who sign up in advance will also be given priority status to be matched up with their selected Broadway star when the app comes out. On the Shadow Star NYC website they are showing that they will offer three different cleverly ‘star themed’ membership services; Constellation (monthly membership), Galaxy (yearly membership) and the All-Access Membership. The two regular access memberships (Constellation and Galaxy) will give users unlimited access to the app’s exclusive video content. The app plans to release new videos a minimum of once a week and will feature their various Broadway ‘stars’. The All-Access Membership is the full service that many people are most excited about. This membership will connect its users on a personal level with their selection of Broadway stars. The All-Access Membership is also the app’s most expensive service but it may be the most valuable for aspiring actors and actresses who plan on becoming a successful Broadway star themselves.
Broadway Stars Committed to Working with Shadow Star NYC
- Tourean Everett - Original for Broadway shows: Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon and The Cher Show
- Star Ana Villafañe - Original for Broadway shows: On Your Feet!
- Sarah Beth Pfeier - Original for Broadway shows: The Lightning Thief
- Analisa Leaming - Original and understudy for Broadway shows: On The Twentieth Century, The King and I, School of Rock and Hello, Dolly!
- Courtney Reed - Original and understudy for Broadway shows: Mamma Mia!, In The Heights and Aladdin
- Desi Oakley - Original and understudy for Broadway shows: Annie, Wicked, Les Misérables and Chicago
- Stephanie Torns - Original and understudy for Broadway shows: Waitress and Wicked
- Keely Beirne - Understudy for Broadway shows: Frozen and Aladdin
- Joshua Burrage - Understudy for Broadway shows: Cats
- Shea Renne - Understudy for Broadway shows: Allegiance
- Nic Rouleau - Understudy for Broadway shows: The Book of Mormon
- Billy Tighe - Understudy for Broadway shows: Pippin
Who Will Use The App
Shadow Star NYC is intended to be used by people at all talent levels who are looking for a leg-up to find Broadway stardom. Some serious Broadway fanatics who want to learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes or hear how their favorite Broadway actors got their starts, may also be interested in this pay service. The company thinks that most of the members will consist of serious Broadway-bound talents who are looking to get an edge for their Broadway show auditions.
What This App Means For The Future of Broadway Actors
If this app takes off and Broadway actor wannabes become Shadow Star NYC members and they take advantage of the private coaching and the tips and tricks that the app is offering, then the field of Broadway actors will increase. The Broadway experience may become polarized between the members at the top and the bottom of the chain both having vastly different success rates. If a lot of people ultimately become members, it will make casting directors jobs more difficult because more of their auditioners would be performing at a higher level. Some people even think that this app will lead to an increase in nepotism within the industry because Shadow Star NYC members will be better networked within the Broadway community when compared to their less fortunate acting counterparts.
How Much The Mentors Get Paid
As of now it is unclear if the Broadway ‘stars’ will be getting paid for their work, but it is speculated that they will get a commission from each of the service’s members that they work with.