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London Casting: Female Drummer Needed for Theatre Photoshoot

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

Ofcom Diversity Figures are Dismal + More U.K. Industry News

Hello and welcome back to our roundup of the most important news from stage and screen. Ofcom report damns diversity figures.Ofcom, the media regulator, has put numbers to the claims that major broadcast institutions are not doing enough to promote diversity in the industry. Show More Summary

Review: Trevor the Musical (Writers Theatre)

In expanding the story of the short film to a full length (two-hour, including intermission) stage musical, writer Dan Collins and composer Julianne Wick Davis have kept the warmly comic tone of the film and added more context to Trevor’s story. Show More Summary

In 'The Rembrandt,' why would a museum guard try to touch a masterpiece?

I’ve always found the guards in museums at least as interesting as the exhibits. How intriguing are those silent sentinels of the gallery, as sphinxlike as Secret Service agents but charged with guarding not the products of a pseudo-democratic whim of the moment, but immortal artifacts that never...

Rumorville: ‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Eyeing Jessica Chastain for Chapter Two

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. The new adaptation...Show More Summary

Now Casting: Major Beer Brand Seeks Models for Online Ads + More

Raise your glass to the exciting gigs in today’s roundup! A major beer brand is currently seeking actors to for an online and social media ad campaign. There are also several background roles available as casting continues for Lifetime’s...Show More Summary

Atlanta Now Casting: Background Role on Emmy-Winning ‘Atlanta’

Fresh off a big night at the Emmy Awards where it took home the prizes for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Directing for a Comedy Series, FX’s “Atlanta” is currently casting background actors. Based in the eponymous city, “Atlanta” follows two cousins navigating their way up the ladder of the city’s rap scene. Show More Summary

The Margaret Atwood story of 'Alias Grace' gets inside your head

Did a 16-year-old housemaid named Grace Marks kill her lecherous employer and his housekeeper in 1843? Or was the impoverished Irish immigrant to Canada merely the stablehand’s unwitting accessory? Or was she possessed by the ghost of another? Those are a couple of the questions bubbling around...

On a bigger stage, 'Million Dollar Quartet' is still a blast

For nearly eight years, “Million Dollar Quartet” packed the intimate Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park. The story of the fabled night that four giants of popular music all turned up in Memphis’ tiny Sun Studios obviously struck a crowd-pleasing chord. So how does it stack up in a big proscenium house...

What’s Happening in NYC Dance This Week 9/18-9/24

Fall season is here and we’ve gathered a variety of new classes for you to try, performances to be inspired by, and auditions to pencil in on your calendar. Enjoy your week of dance! PERFORMANCES Twyla Tharp Dance will be premiering “DYLAN LOVE SONGS,” a piece exploring love’s give and take, at the Joyce Theater through Oct. Show More Summary

Get Your Catwalk On at LFW + More Events Around London This Week

By now you’ll have realised that there’s an awful lot going on in old London Town. Let us help you sort the Tony winners from the Tony Danzas with our weekly guide to the events every London actor should know about. Join the fash pack...Show More Summary

PrivateBank Theatre renamed CIBC Theatre

The PrivateBank Theatre at 18 W. Monroe St. will soon have a new name and marquee, Broadway in Chicago announced Monday. The PrivateBank, where the Chicago production of “Hamilton” has played since October, will change its name to the CIBC Theatre, following a June acquisition of the company. CIBC...

‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Veep’ Win at 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Hosted in celebratory fashion by Stephen Colbert, the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony Sept. 17 recognized the best of television’s best, crowning several new as well as repeating winners among the Television Academy’s 92 categories. Leading...Show More Summary

Sing away your troubles: ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ a musical celebration of Louis Jordan

When Chance the Rapper asks the question “Is you is or is you ain’t got gas money?” in his song “All Night,” he nods to the legacy of the great songwriter and bandleader Louis Jordan. Jordan — whose first big break came in 1941 at the Capitol Lounge on State Street in Chicago — is a crucial intersectional...

Visceral Dance Chicago's fall opener pops and fizzles

A small but enthusiastic crowd assembled at Skokie’s North Shore Center for the Performing Arts for Visceral Dance Chicago’s fall offering, the official season opener for the fledgling company’s fifth season. The program, which will show again Oct. 7 at the Harris Theater, is mostly greatest hits...

Review: Deirdre of the Sorrows (City Lit Theater)

Forbidden love, war and deception are all present in the story of playwright John Millington Synge's Deiredre of the Sorrows (which hasn't been professionally produced in Chicago in a century), but it’s hard to tell under the labored dialects and plodding script. Show More Summary

Review: Bonnie & Clyde (Kokandy Productions)

Known for their innovative, quality work, Kokandy Productions knocks Bonnie & Clyde out of the park, as director Spencer Neiman and team overcome some of the source material’s flaws with stellar music direction, choreography and performances. Highly Recommended. (review by Lauren Whalen)

Review: One Thousand Words (Theater Faction)

Theater Faction's One Thousand Words is a musical drama that began life under the title Maybe, Someday at Louisiana State University in 2014, where the young writers Michael Braud and Curran Latas were students. The musical then had staged readings at Theatre Baton Rouge and in 2015's Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. Show More Summary

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