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A Broadway 'Bandstand' for the Greatest Generation

Most works of art dealing with the post-traumatic stress suffered by those who served and saw action overseas have dealt with the war in Vietnam or the wars in Iraq. The so-called Greatest Generation, meanwhile, has usually been assumed by Hollywood and the TV networks to have come back home, got...

Chicago theaters to dim lights in honor of Martha Lavey

Chicago theaters will honor Martha Lavey by dimming their marquee lights and observing a moment of silence this Friday. Lavey, the former Steppenwolf Theatre Company artistic director and longtime champion of Chicago's artistic community, died Tuesday. Thirty minutes before the start time of evening...

Now Casting: Leslie Mann Feature ‘The Pact’ + More Paying Jobs

For better or worse, today’s casting roundup will give you the opportunity to relive your high school prom. “The Pact,” an upcoming feature starring Leslie Mann and John Cena that revolves around prom night, is casting background. We...Show More Summary

‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator Casting NYC Talent for New Amazon Comedy

Welcome to our newest series, What’s Casting: New York! Check back every week for a spotlight on the biggest projects looking for talent in the city that never sleeps. Amazon’s forthcoming comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” created by Amy Sherman-Palladino of “Gilmore Girls” renown, is casting New York City background actors. Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: Sci-Fi Horror Series ‘On the Run’ and More

Today’s opportunities for kids include an upcoming audition for two supporting roles in “On the Run.” The sci-fi horror series will be set in a middle class suburb and follow a successful writer as he finds himself in the midst of an...Show More Summary

Sandra Delgado first Theater on the Lake 'In the Works' playwright

The Chicago Park District has announced that Sandra Delgado, a performer, writer and Chicago native, will be the first playwright featured in Theater on the Lake's new play commission. For the inaugural year of "In the Works," Delgado’s "Felons and Familias" will be workshopped throughout Chicago...

Everything Texas Actors Need to Do This Week, 4/26-5/2

Across Texas, spring has sprung. And in a state known for its fluctuations in weather, it’s the ideal time to do things outdoors (though it’s always a good idea to have some backup plans inside as well). Strike a pose.The arts can be lively, but they can also be outright alive. Show More Summary

Second City Hollywood to Offer Free Improv Training to L.A. Actors

It’s time to loosen up, ditch the script, and learn the ins and outs of improv comedy. In an effort to give back to its community of aspiring talents, the Second City Hollywood is opening its doors to all L.A. performers by offering free workshops and shows on Saturday, May 6. Show More Summary

Review: Marry Me a Little (Porchlight Music Theatre)

In Porchlight Music Theatre's 70-minutes two-hander romance of Stephen Sondheim out-takes, Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas deliver sonic wonders and emotional depth. The songs of Marry Me a Little might not have made it into the shows they were originally penned for, but on Porchlight’s stage they are gorgeous, essential and bursting with emotion. Show More Summary

Everything NYC Actors Need to Do This Week, 4/28–5/04

As an actor, it’s understandable to sometimes crave entertainment that can help you escape for a bit. Lucky for you, New York City is offering up the opportunity to travel back in time, laugh yourself into oblivion, and get mellow at a folk festival this week. Relive the ‘90s.If you didn’t know, ‘90s nostalgia is very in right now. Show More Summary

Martha Lavey, longtime leader of Steppenwolf Theatre, is dead at 60

An indefatigable, unstinting and intellectually voracious artistic director who reinvented Chicago’s most audacious and aggressive theater for a new era, Martha Lavey wrestled the Steppenwolf Theatre Company — kicking and screaming — into the 21st century. And in her cajoling, bullying, flattering,...

Paramount's 'Superstar' lets the cast reinvent those Webber-Rice songs

If you are one of those people who know every note of "Jesus Christ Superstar," the anthemic rock opera penned as a concept album by a couple of pimply upper-class Brits named Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, you might be surprised by much of what you hear at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, where...

Now Casting: Smart Watch Commercial Shooting in San Francisco + More

If you’re looking for an on-camera project to bolster your reel, a nonunion theater opportunity to add to your credits, or just some interesting (and paying!) gigs, you won’t want to miss today’s casting roundup! SMART WATCH CAR COMMERCIALTalent is needed for several roles in a series of 15-second online commercials for the Getaround car service. Show More Summary

L.A. Now Casting: Audition for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Hong Kong Disneyland will hold open casting calls in Los Angeles next month for union and nonunion talent to join its company of performers. The Disney team seeks male and female singers and actors to portray well-known characters including Rapunzel, Simba, Ariel, and others. Show More Summary

21st Annual Webby Awards Include ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

The 21st annual Webby Awards were announced today, meaning the best and brightest personalities and artists on the web will soon receive what are known as “the internet’s highest honors.” Among the winners were Lady Gaga, Malcolm Gladwell, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lena Dunham’s “Women of the Hour” podcast, and The New Yorker. Show More Summary

‘The X-Files’ Begins Casting on Second Revival

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “The X-Files”Government cover-ups and bright lights in the sky proved to be a ratings boom for Fox in 2016, so it comes as no surprise that the ’90s property landed a second revival run. Show More Summary

Bees, science and friendship become tangled in 'Queen' at Victory Gardens

Why are bees disappearing? A pair of scientists — one a biologist, the other a statistician — think they've found the answer in playwright Madhuri Shekar's "Queen" (in a world premiere at Victory Gardens), and their results point squarely at pesticides manufactured by the corporate agriculture...

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