Broadway or Bust

Premiered September 2012

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.

Funding for Broadway or Bust is provided by the Anne Ray Charitable Trust and PBS viewers.

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Episodes 3

Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Episode 3: "And the Winner Is..."

Broadway or Bust

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

See who makes the cut and which of the six finalists win the Jimmy Awards.

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

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Episode 2: "Boot Camp"

Broadway or Bust

Episode 2: "Boot Camp"

Watch as the young performers get an eye-opening look at what life on Broadway is like

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Episode 2: "Boot Camp"

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Episode 1: "The Casting Call"

Broadway or Bust

Episode 1: "The Casting Call"

The contestants meet in New York to begin rehearsals and coaching sessions.

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Episode 1: "The Casting Call"

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Coaching Moment: Telly Leung and Brittany Dankwa

Broadway or Bust

Coaching Moment: Telly Leung and Brittany Dankwa

BROADWAY OR BUST's Telly Leung coaches Brittany Dankwa

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Coaching Moment: Telly Leung and Brittany Dankwa

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Coaching Moment: Schele Williams and Sabaa Sharma

Broadway or Bust

Coaching Moment: Schele Williams and Sabaa Sharma

BROADWAY OR BUST's Schele Williams and Sabaa Sharma's breakthrough moment

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Coaching Moment: Schele Williams and Sabaa Sharma

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Choreographing the Opening Number

Broadway or Bust

Choreographing the Opening Number

Watch as the contestants rehearse the opening number

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Choreographing the Opening Number

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Final Performance: "Before the Summer Ends"

Broadway or Bust

Final Performance: "Before the Summer Ends"

BROADWAY OR BUST'S Drew Shafranek sings "Before the Summer Ends"

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Final Performance: "Before the Summer Ends"

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Backstage at the Finale

Broadway or Bust

Backstage at the Finale

Catch a glimpse of the excitement backstage at the BROADWAY OR BUST finale

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Backstage at the Finale

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Pianist Profile: Travis Horton

Broadway or Bust

Pianist Profile: Travis Horton

Rehearsal pianist Travis Horton describes how he helps the contestants prepare their solos

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Pianist Profile: Travis Horton

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Sneak Performance: "Put on a Happy Face" and "I Chose Right"

Broadway or Bust

Sneak Performance: "Put on a Happy Face" and "I Chose Right"

BROADWAY OR BUST's Zack Kozlow sings "Put on a Happy Face" and "I Chose Right"

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Sneak Performance: "Put on a Happy Face" and "I Chose Right"

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Sneak Performance: "Wheels of a Dream" and "Let It Sing"

Broadway or Bust

Sneak Performance: "Wheels of a Dream" and "Let It Sing"

BROADWAY OR BUST's Shavance Stephens sings "Wheels of a Dream" and "Let It Sing"

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Sneak Performance: "Wheels of a Dream" and "Let It Sing"

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Previews 7

Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Broadway or Bust: Boot Camp - Preview

Broadway or Bust

Broadway or Bust: Boot Camp - Preview

Airs Friday, May 10, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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Broadway or Bust: Boot Camp - Preview

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Broadway or Bust

Short Preview

Don't miss BROADWAY OR BUST, airing Friday, May 3 at 10/9C (check local listings)

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Short Preview

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust And the Winner Is... - Preview

Broadway or Bust

And the Winner Is... - Preview

Premieres Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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And the Winner Is... - Preview

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Video thumbnail: Broadway or Bust Coming Soon!

Broadway or Bust

Coming Soon!

Premieres Sunday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. on most PBS stations.

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Coming Soon!

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