Andrew Keenan-Bolger sends up his struggling actor days in ''Submissions Only''

March 30, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Every aspiring actor has an audition horror story, and for two years Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies‘ Crutchie, above) has been turning them into comedy with his Web series Submissions Only. ”At least 50 percent of Submissions Only has happened,” says Keenan-Bolger, 26, who co-created the show with fellow actor Kate Wetherhead. The sitcom, about a jaded NYC stage actress and her casting-agent BFF, depicts the worst tryouts ever — e.g., a woman’s water breaking as she hits a high note — and features big guest stars like Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Urie, and Kristen Johnston. Says Keenan-Bolger, ”Look at us as Smash‘s indie stepchild.”

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