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Broadway is very competitive–extremely competitive–but it’s also wonderful and rewarding and an experience like no other. Do the work now that will get you in the right doors, get you in the right auditions, get you in the right BFA programs, and get you in the right shows. That’s what’s going to get you on Broadway.
Let’s get this out of the way: No, you are not too old to start your acting career. Whatever age you are now, there are opportunities for you to perform on stage and on screen. But that doesn’t mean they will come easy. You will have to be as—if not more—prepared than your competition.
With no experience, you wouldn’t know what to expect or how to prepare. Your best chances would be to work with a coach (even pros do that), which can be expensive. Even with coaching, you’ll be auditioning alongside people who do have experience, which might be a good learning opportunity but may also be intimidating.
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Disney Plus is now streaming the full Original Broadway Production of Hamilton (stream here), and as Filmed on Stage learns today, the show will soon also be available through worldwide home distribution on DVD, Blu-Ray, and VOD Streaming.
So why is Hamilton so insanely popular? I believe it is due its great word of mouth from the theater-going public, its endless accolades from the critics, the many wins at the 2016 Tony Awards, and the overall desire for people to see a unique retelling of the story of one of America’s most famous founding fathers.