On tonight’s episode of THE APPRENTICE, the teams were brought to Broadway and tasked with holding backer’s auditions. For those like myself who aren’t clued into the theater lingo, the backer’s audition is a mini-production and presentation of a not yet produced play aimed at getting investors to putting up money. The teams were given no producers, director or designers, but they were given the script and score to create the presentations. Liza stepped up for Fortitude, even though she has never seen a Broadway play, and Steuart lead Octane.
The teams would put together the presentations after meeting with the writers and getting a sense of what they want to accomplish. The backer’s auditions would be for the judges on the task – Tony Award-winning Memphis producer John Yanover, Broadway producer Daryl Roth and actress Kristin Chenoweth – at the Shubert Theater. They also had to create supplemental marketing materials along with the presentation to sell the show.
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