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Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Chrissy Metz Tapped for Fat Pig Benefit Reading Chrissy Metz, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her breakout performance in This Is Us, will headline a benefit reading of Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig for MCC Theater. The one-night-only event, which will feature a new ending from the playwright, is set for March 5 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. MCC presented…
01.20 / 22:01
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This week’s roundup of casting notices is intent on fulfilling your dreams of becoming a video vixen. Below, we have four music video gigs, all of which are paid! See if there’s a role for you.  “GIRL FROM BRAZIL”“Girl From Brazil” is casting its title character for a shoot slated for Jan. 23–28 in New York City. The video seeks a female talent aged 28–38 as she is followed through her NYC apartment while getting ready for the day.…
01.20 / 20:35
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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents: Enchanted April By Matthew Barber, from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim February 9 – 26, 2017 This delightful romantic comedy based on the beloved novel comes to the FAC for the first time, following 500 critically-acclaimed productions worldwide. Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage and post-WWI society, […
RICHARD Eyre's glorious production of La Traviata for the Royal Opera first appeared in 1994 and continues to draw hugely appreciative audiences at Covent…
01.20 / 17:51
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The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. It's the end of a tuna-tastic era! After extending twice on the Great White Way and recouping its investment, Oh, Hello is set to close on Broadway on January 22. Bespectacled geezers Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland (a.k.a. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney) invited loads of guests to the…
01.20 / 17:07
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If we could turn back time, we would have front row seats to this reading! According to The New York Post, this week marked the first official read-through of the Cher musical, and Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Tony winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Jillian Mueller (Bye Bye Birdie) played three incarnations of the pop icon. Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) took on Sonny Bono, the music superstar's late first husband and longtime performing partner. As previously reported,…
01.20 / 16:31
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IN THE DEPTHS OF DEAD LOVE, the London play at the centre of a racism storm over “yellowface” casting, has received weak reviews after its press night yes…
01.20 / 15:50
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The opening night of Lisa Loomer’s Roe was the evening of January 18—a mere two days before the inauguration of a President who now unifies the federal government under a party that places its hostility to abortion rights front and center. When combined with the Republican dominance in state governments across the country, the threat […] The post A groundbreaking Roe at Arena Stage (review) appeared first on DC Theatre Sce…
01.20 / 15:04
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Richard Roxburgh plays a philandering schoolteacher and Cate Blanchett the love that slipped through his fingers in 'The Present,' Andrew Upton's post-perestroika update of Chekhov's first play, which comes to Broadway from Sydney Theatre Company. read…
01.20 / 14:00
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BURT Bacharach and Hal David’s tuned-up version of Billy Wilder’s film The Apartment is full of pot…
01.20 / 00:12
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Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Marc Cherry Project”Annie, get your gun! Everyone’s favorite “Survivor,” Reba McEntire, is about to put on a badge. The iconic country music star, who has already proven she can hold down a wholesome 30-minute comedy, will take a walk on the dramatic side for her new ABC pilot. The Marc Cherry–scribed project will…
01.19 / 23:07
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Casting is underway for several roles in “Beyond the Vows,” an independent feature. Amongst others, the film seeks talent for the lead, Karen, who is “married, motherless, and a conservative Christian.”  Written, directed and produced by Joan Montreuil, production for the piece is slated for March 18–June 10 in Houston, Texas. Some pay will be provided.  To learn more about “Beyond the Vows” or to apply, check out the full listing. And…
01.19 / 22:31
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Firehouse Theater ROCK OF AGING – Auditions Auditions for “Rock of Aging”, a parody/revue of the music of the 60’s and 70’s. By Deborah Montgomery Firehouse Theater Company located at The John Hand Theater. Director: Lorraine Scott Musical Director: Trent Hines Music arranged by Eric Weinstein Audition date Saturday, February 18, callbacks February 19 Performance dates: June […
The cast is set for Broadway's War Paint, starring two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. Directed by Michael Greif, the new Broadway musical about beauty titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden will begin previews at the Nederlander Theatre on March 7, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for April 6. In addition to LuPone, Ebersole, John Dossett and Douglas Sills, War Paint will feature Chicago cast members Mary Ernster, David Girolmo, Joanna Glushak, Chris…
01.19 / 15:57
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The Women’s March on January 21st is expected to draw hundreds of thousands to the Mall area for a demonstration which begins with activities at 8am, followed by the official rally at 10am. The rally location is at 3rd and Independence near the National Museum of the American Indian, whose restaurant will be open from 11am to 3pm […] The post DC theatres step up for The Women’s March, January 21st appeared first on DC Theatre Sc…
01.19 / 15:10
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FOLLOWING sold out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland receives its UK and European première in at the Playhouse on Friday, where it will run until Saturday 28…
THE green witch Elphaba and Glinda, the good witch, are set to do battle on the stage of The Playhouse once again, when the smash-hit musical Wicked swoops back onto the stage of the Greenside Place…
The groundbreaking rock opera "Rent" has been measuring a year in the life of its characters on stages throughout the world for two decades, picking up a 1996 Pulitzer Prize and several Tony Awards along the way.Today, the musical is celebrating its beloved yet controversial story with the "Rent 20th Anniversary Tour," which will run eight shows at the Hollywood Pantages starting…
01.18 / 22:38
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Nine short plays by nine playwrights fit together snugly to make a brisk evening of theater in Little Fish Theatre's 15th annual "Pick of the Vine" play festival.Subjects and themes this year include birth and death, truth and lies, sexuality and gender, parenting, revenge and, topically,…
01.18 / 22:37
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