Be A Broadway Star on Today!

Be A Broadway Star appears as one of Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Favorite Things on Today.

New York Times plays Be A Broadway Star!

The New York Times City Critic Neil Genzlinger played Be A Broadway Star along with game creator Ken Davenport and some real Broadway Stars last weekend!  To find out about their superhero impressions, dance moves, and lyric challenges read more here.

Be A Broadway Star featured in Time Out Kids

Time Out Kids featured us in their “5 Things to Do at Home.”  Check out the article!

Play a game about the Great White Way! Like the board game Life, Be a Broadway Star positions young theater fans as aspiring starlets, but doesn’t sugarcoat performer’s rise to the top. To progress in the game, players must graduate from acting school, earn their Equity cards, land agents, survive auditions, and make their way through interactive tasks like singing, dancing, and reciting lines. The player who accumulates the most fans – the game’s currency – wins!

Look Who’s Playing Be A Broadway Star!

The children of the “Mary Poppins” national tour spend their day off playing “Be a Broadway Star!” reviews Be A Broadway Star!

Winning two Tony Awards, getting to play the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and meeting new friends while you accomplish this? Sounds like a Be a Broadway Star game night!

Byrne Harrison from participated in our game night last month and had a blast!

Read all about the fun we had!

Be a Broadway Star on NBC’s “Today”

The game was named one of “Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Favorite Things” on NBC‘s “Today”! Check it out below.

How to host a Board Game Night

We’ve heard from fans all over the world that have been having a blast hosting Be A Broadway Starparties, and want to share with you some easy tips to make your own party great!

Be A Broadway Star1. Invite Your Friends
Every great party starts with a great invitation. Why not kick the normal Facebook invite up a notch by sending out invites in the mail! Be A Broadway Star fan Kelly H. suggests creating your own invites that look like Playbills.

2. Decorate 
It’s time to think about scenic design. Red streamers and old show posters make for great theater-themed decorations. You can also add a red curtain and some theatrical lighting for extra-flair.

3. Prepare some Snacks
Every great party needs some great refreshments. Why not make your snacks Tony-worthy? Serve sparkling grape juice in flutes to increase the elegance. Finger foods are always a winner– especially star-shaped sandwiches which can be made with a cookie cutter. And for dessert? How about some delicious Broadway Brownie Bars!

4. Set the Mood
Invite all of your friends to bring their favorite showtunes over for the party. You can also tune in to the Broadway Showstoppers station on Pandora for all of your showtunes needs! Looking to make things extra-special? Download karaoke tracks of your favorite Broadway hits and put on a show as the perfect Be A Broadway Star warm-up!

5. Pick your Be A Broadway Star House Rules
Customize your Be A Broadway Star experience by adding your own house rules! For example, Corina suggests, “if someone can’t do a Make or Break card the rest of the players can play ‘rock, paper, scissors’ to see who gets to steal it! And the winner gets extra fan cards (but not the extra roll).”

If you’re in a rush, you can also try playing the super-fast LIGHTNING version of Be A Broadway Star. Instead of using the board, just use the Make or Break cards. Going clockwise, everyone picks a card and has to complete the challenge in 30 seconds or less. The first player to successfully complete three challenges wins!

Have your own house rules? Click here to share them with us!

6. Become a Broadway Internet Superstar!
Shoot videos and photos of your party and post them to the Be A Broadway Star Facebook page! Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next viral Broadway sensation!

Follow these six easy steps and your Broadway Game Night will be a showstopper!

Brand New Board Game Gives Theater Lovers A Chance To “Make it as a Broadway Star”

NEW YORK, NYOctober 27, 2010—Straight from the stages of Broadway and into living rooms nationwide, announced today the release of a new board game, Be A Broadway Star! Making it big on Broadway is not easy, but now theater lovers everywhere can experience what it’s like to rise to stardom.

Be A Broadway StarThis brand new game takes you through the Broadway journey as you work your way to the top. Players will attend acting school, buy headshots and resumes, earn “Equity” cards, get an agent, go to auditions and maybe even win a Tony Award®!

With interactive “make or break” cards that just might have you singing and dancing on your turn, this unique board game puts players into the spotlight as they work their way up to the Broadway Hall of Fame.

“We are incredibly excited to bring this one-of-a-kind game to the market,” said Ken Davenport, Tony-Nominated®  producer. “Now anyone who has ever wondered what it was like to see their name in lights can experience the thrill firsthand.”

Details about the game include: 
Age: recommended for ages 8+
Number of Players: 2 – 6

About Ken Davenport
Ken Davenport is a Tony-Nominated® Broadway and Off-Broadway producer. Recent Broadway productions include GodspellOleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow starring Raul Esparza, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome AmericaBlithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, and 13. Ken is the only independent producer to have had three shows running simultaneously Off-Broadway – Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80s Prom, and My First Time. He was recently featured on a national commercial for Apple’s iPhone, named one of Crain’s “Forty Under 40” in 2008, and was dubbed the “P.T. Barnum of Off-Broadway” by The New York Times. Ken’s company recently released an iPhone app called At The Booth, which gives a listing of available shows at the famed TKTS booth in Times Square. At The Booth has been featured on Entertainment Weekly‘s Must Listand called “Ingenious! The best thing to happen to New York theater since, well, the introduction of the TKTS booth!” He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, Imedia and others. Combined, Ken’s productions have grossed more than $100 million worldwide and are being produced internationally in over 25 countries including Germany, Mexico, France, and Korea. Other current projects include bringing Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men to Broadway and adapting the novel and film Somewhere in Time into a Broadway musical. Ken’s blog on commercial theater producing and marketing,, has been featured in Vanity FairGawkerThe Gothamist, and more. For more information on Davenport Theatrical’s projects, click here.


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