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Review: Merrily We Roll Along (Porchlight Music Theatre)

With its story of mostly young (22-42 year old) people, Merrily We Roll Along is popular with high school and college groups, but it’s rare to find a large scale professional production like this one. Director Michael Weber takes this...Show More Summary

‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: Willem Dafoe Unpacks His Oscar-Nominated ‘The Florida Project’ Role

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! Few actors’ résumés offer as much variety as Willem Dafoe, an on-screen presence who seems unclassifiable. Show More Summary

#ICastIt Casting a Multicultural World for 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Boasting a truly multicultural cast, Michael Michetti’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” for Boston Court Performing Arts Center brings Tennessee Williams’ classic into the modern world. Casting director Victoria Hoffman came on board after having worked with Michetti previously on “Captain of the Bible Quiz Team” at the Rogue Machine Theatre. Show More Summary

Get Cast in ‘Anastasia’ on Broadway + 4 Other Acting Gigs

Looking for a gig on the Great White Way? What about a spot in the upcoming “Creed” sequel starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan? We’ve got both—and more—in this week’s casting roundup. Don’t miss out on these opportunities...Show More Summary

Steppenwolf Theatre selling nearby real estate to fund campus expansion

Steppenwolf Theatre Company plans to sell a landmark building just south of its main campus, in a deal expected to fund construction of a large new theater and other improvements to the Halsted Street complex. The theater company said it has a deal to sell Yondorf Hall, a four-story building at...

17 shows to see now

"Blind Date" ??? Rogelio Martinez's "Blind Date" is a world premiere drama that returns us to the 1985 meeting in Geneva between President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Martinez writes with affection for all sides; "Blind...

Host New Web Series ‘One Thing’ for The Spruce

A new weekly web series is looking for a host. Each episode will introduce audiences to a new insight or tip about one of the following topics: cooking and food, home decor and organization, or parenting and family. The series is called “One Thing” and will be hosted on TheSpruce.com. Show More Summary

Now Casting: FX’s ‘The Americans’ Needs Background for Shoot Next Week + 3 More Gigs

This week is all but over, but today’s casting roundup has an opportunity to start next week on a high note. FX’s “The Americans” is seeking background actors for a New York City shoot on Monday. There are also opportunities in a short film about a robot-human romance and a PSA airing at the next Super Bowl. Show More Summary

U.K. Casting: Tour London in Rah Rah Theatre Company’s All-Male Show ‘Charleston’

Hello and welcome to one of our shoutouts for projects casting around the U.K. As always there’s a mix of opportunities for all ages, abilities, and locations but do remember to check if you fit the bill before applying. Although weShow More Summary

Chicago Magic Lounge: Attention magic geeks, and sleight-of-hand fans, your new bar is open in Uptown

First you walk into the laundromat. Someone hits the spin-cyle button, a panel gives way and then you head into the room for the magic. A very nice 1930s-style, 120-seat salon. Replete with a mezzanine, little cocktail tables for such concoctions as Sleight of Hand, Smoke and Mirrors and How Houdini...

Misty Copeland is a highlight of American Ballet Theatre shows, but newer works fall short

Ballet is about legacy. Works are passed down from mentor to student, until the student becomes the mentor to someone else. It was three years ago Feb. 22 that Ivan Nagy, one of ballet’s great dancers, died at the age of 70. So it felt appropriate that American Ballet Theatre would perform the...

‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: Betty Gabriel on Stealing the Show in ‘Get Out’

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! We know something is up withShow More Summary

Watch the Audition Tape That Solidified the Two Leads in ‘Outlander’

You’re an actor so you know: an audition can make or break you. For Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, the two leads in Starz’ hit series “Outlander,” it was thankfully the former. In the footage below, a bonus feature from the drama’s...Show More Summary

Kids Can See a Broadway Show for Free + More NYC Events Feb. 23–March 1

New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week. Youngsters can see a free Broadway show.Kids Night on Broadway returns to New York City on Feb. Show More Summary

Rumorville: ‘It: Chapter Two’ Eyes Chastain as the Casting Process Begins

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. “It: Chapter Two” If you wanted more from 2017 horror blockbuster “It,” you're in luck. Show More Summary

U.K. Now Casting: Play an Obsessed Theater Director in Short Film ‘Real Doll’ + 3 More Gigs

In today’s roundup, join the cast of “Real Doll,” a short film about an obsessed theater director who writes himself into his own play, much to the chagrin of the lead actor. There are also roles for actor-musicians in touring productions...Show More Summary

Winter Olympics TV ads exploit the movie in our head — the one in which we star

“Diet Coke Ginger Lime,” says the red-headed guy on the low-rent couch, taking a swig on his beverage of choice as he stares into a camera that feels not unlike the one in your cracked smartphone. “Because I support all things ginger.” “What, what?” the man asks, addressing an unseen skeptic perchance...

Theater openings Feb. 23-March 1

Sunday “Anna Karenina”: A world premiere adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel, about a woman torn between two worlds, opens at Lifeline Theatre. Through April 8 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.; 773-761-4477 and www.lifelinetheatre.com “Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry”: Black...

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