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Now Casting: Open Casting Call for Pilot ‘Confidential’ + More Great Gigs

Don’t ignore the sound of opportunity knocking! Before you head off into the weekend, check out today’s roundup of casting notices, including paid gigs on television, film, and even cruise ships! “CONFIDENTIAL” An open casting call will be held for male and female actors ages 18–35 for “Confidential,” a developing drama pilot. Show More Summary

Broadway's Liesl Tommy will direct at Steppenwolf

The Broadway director Liesl Tommy will direct the summer world premiere of "Pass Over" by Antoinette Nwandu, Steppenwolf Theatre announced Friday. Tommy is the Tony Award-nominated director of "Eclipsed" on Broadway, as well as the director of "The Good Negro" at the New York Public Theater. She...

U.K. Now Casting: Horror Film ‘Resurrection’ and More Jobs

Why not start your weekend with just a twinge of horror? “Resurrection,” a feature-length horror film billed as a “mystery with a killer twist,” is casting talent for lead and supporting roles. Actors are sought from both France and South Africa, where the film will shoot this July, as well as from London, England. Show More Summary

New block of 'Hamilton' tickets on sale Tuesday

Time to break out those Hamiltons. The next block of "Hamilton" tickets goes on sale next week. Sixteen more weeks of performances at the PrivateBank Theatre, through Jan. 7, 2018, will go on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday, Broadway in Chicago and producer Jeffrey Seller announced Friday. Tickets will be...

Review: The Illusionists – Live from Broadway (Broadway in Chicago

The Illusionists is terrific escapist entertainment. Each of the magicians showcased have their own gimmick, look and shtick. Over the course of two hours or so, they provide a range of illusionist ranging from extreme target shooting to card tricks to Houdini-styled escapes. (read Catey Sullivan's entire review....)

Review: In 'Sunday in the Park With George,' Jake Gyllenhaal never looks up from the canvas

In Ang Lee's unforgettable movie "Brokeback Mountain," a young actor named Jake Gyllenhaal played a cowboy who falls in love with another cowboy not out of any desire the men could define, but because an unstoppable force has overwhelmed them. A dozen years into a subsequently distinguished career,...

Let streaming movies be a warning for Lyric Opera - or an opportunity

If the predictions of much political speechifying hold true, the words Amazon, Netflix, Google and Facebook won't be heard anywhere near as often as the name of President Donald Trump at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night. But that doesn't mean those competitive Silicon Valley colossi aren't...

Now Casting: Background on BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ + More

In today’s casting roundup, NYC’s hit theater experience “Sleep No More” is holding an open casting call, a tequila commercial paying $450/day is casting background, plus other great paying gigs for talent of all sorts! “BEING MARY JANE”BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” starring Gabrielle Union, is casting background for upcoming shoots. Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting: Promotional Actors for SXSW Show and More

Want to get paid while attending this year’s upcoming SXSW festival? Sure you do, and in today’s Texas notices, you can! Casting is underway for male and female models and actors ages 18–35 “to portray well known TV characters” in order...Show More Summary

Review: The Nether (A Red Orchid Theatre)

Director Karen Kessler has shaped a vividly realized world with Jennifer Haley's haunting, futuristic thriller The Nether. The production is at once an escape from the real, and a vivid commentary on it. Recommended. (read Catey Sullivan's entire reivew...)

Kids Now Casting: Supporting Roles in Web Series ‘Lettuce’ and More

“Lettuce,” an upcoming web series about a man on a fantastical adventure following a deadly diagnosis, is casting four child actors for supporting parts. The project, which will shoot Feb. 27–March 4 in Los Angeles, seeks male actors...Show More Summary

Denis Villeneuve on Why an Actor Is Like a Planet

“Arrival” is perhaps the year’s most unlikely Oscar contender, a science fiction hit earning eight nominations including best picture, director, adapted screenplay, and cinematography. The storytelling sophistication, thematic maturity,...Show More Summary

These two plays reach Chicagoans who don't go to the theater

Most playwrights reach the point in their career when they want to write something that people actually are going to want to come and see. By "people," I don't mean the theater insiders so important to many young writers, or the cultural cognoscenti who form a large portion of the audience for...

A packed 'Hamilton' matinee — all Chicago Public School students and their teachers

It was no surprise Wednesday that the PrivateBank Theatre had yet another sold-out crowd for "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop homage to our nation's Founding Fathers. What was different was the crowd itself — all students from Chicago Public Schools. About 1,900 Chicago students and their...

'Uncle Vanya': Why not a little vodka with that boring life?

Annie Baker's terrific translation of "Uncle Vanya" begins like this. Marina, an old nurse who does not move much, pours a cup of tea. "You should eat something," she says to Mikhail Lvovich Astrov, a country doctor who is, like many of the personages imagined by Anton Chekhov, bored out of his...

Kids Now Casting: Student Film ‘Tanked’ and More Gigs for Kids

One young actor is needed for the leading role in “Tanked,” a student film for NYU slated to shoot April 14–17 in New York City. The project seeks a female actor aged 9–13 to portray Julia, a “creative and introspective fifth grader”...Show More Summary

Now Casting: Matthew McConaughey-Starring ‘White Boy Rick’ + More

“White Boy Rick,” about a teenager who became an undercover informant for the police in the 1980s, is casting talent for background roles—and it’s a paying gig! We’ve also got two more on-camera opportunities, a union production of “Grease,”...Show More Summary

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