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A four-play 2015-16 season for Route 66

Route 66 Theatre Company announced its 2015-16 season on Friday night. All four shows are new-to-Chicago, and one is a brand new play.

8 Chances to Get Cast

What better way to round off the end of March than with landing a job! Here are eight casting notices from the past week listed on Backstage! JODIE FOSTER’S “MONEY MONSTER”Casting director Allison Hall is seeking background performers for Jodie Foster’s feature film. Show More Summary

'Adding Machine' and 'Menagerie' for The Hypocrites in 2015-16

The Hypocrites announced its 2015-16 season on Friday. A longer-than-usual lineup for this theater company, it features remounts of three popular productions of the past four years, plus a play by Sean Graney and two musicals.

Now Casting Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the film “Money Monster.” “Money Monster” is Jodie Foster’s directed feature film and is seeking background performers. Professional pay will be provided and submissions are being sought from the NYC area. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Money Monster” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings!

L.A. Now Casting ‘Gotta Sing!’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the short film “Gotta Sing!” “Gotta Sing!” follows the school’s best dancer, Jennifer, and her new friend as they’re paired up for a talent contest at school. However, Jennifer must get over her fear...Show More Summary

'Swingingest' Las Vegas couple is 'Live' again at Royal George

NEW YORK — Old-school bars are now a rarity around Times Square, squeezed out by chain hotels and video boards. But Jimmy's Corner, a boxing-themed dive bar on West 44th Street, has somehow survived. At one end of the bar in that crammed joint on a recent night stood Taylor Hackford, best...

An Adult Swim Drive-In and Other L.A. Events

Adult Swim, which is the nighttime version of the Cartoon Network, is hosting a drive-in screening in Santa Monica March 26. The event, which includes food trucks, will feature “exclusive clips” from “Rick and Morty” Season 2 and “The...Show More Summary

Chicago theater openings for the week of March 27-April 2

SATURDAY | "Title and Deed": Will Eno's solo show about life stars Michael Patrick Thornton as a nameless figure who's recently arrived in a new country. Through May 3 at Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave.;

Lightness prevails in 'The Illusion' by RBP Rorschach

Tony Kushner's 1988 re-imagining of Pierre Corneille's 1636 play "L'Illusion Comique" is a tricky beast to pull off. Its earnest meditations on the tensions between romantic imagination and cold truth too often overpower the comedy in my experiences with this play. (Though it is admittedly...

5 CW Pilots with Casting Directors

The entertainment industry is constantly changing, and it's important to stay aware of what’s going on. Want to find out who’s casting? What projects are happening? What’s coming up? Call Sheet highlights will help you stay in-the-know: The...Show More Summary

15 Lessons You Learn Being a Broke Artist

No one likes being a broke artist necessarily, but you do learn some useful life lessons! 1. You can live off of Top Ramen for a really long time. 2. If rent is due on Tuesday, you can mail the check at the end of the day so it is postmarked...Show More Summary

Now Casting ‘Friends of Rome’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the film “Friends of Rome.” “Friends of Rome” tells the story of friendship and traditional conservative family values that is deeply rooted in faith of the holy trinity. Several roles are being cast for this production, and pay will depend on union status. Show More Summary

L.A. Now Casting ‘Catalina’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the film “Catalina.” “Catalina” follows a couple who, after hitting a rough patch in their relationship, hike the Trans-Catalina trail in hopes of reconnecting. The two lead roles are being cast for...Show More Summary

Audience (R)evolution 15

I’m in Kannsas City for a TCG gathering about audience engagement that has sort of morphed into a gathering about working across institutional lines. Now this is a topic I’m thoroughly interested in, but not quite what I expected. It’ll probably be great, but one thing I’d been hoping to do here was get some […]

Lottery gift and a new playhouse: Chicago theater talks about money

In the Chicago theater, a paucity of financial resources is often a point of pride, even part of the town's aesthetic. But it's also a reason to complain. In the minds of some theater artists, the situation in arts funding mirrors the growing inequalities of American society: The rich always...

Griffin will stage 'The Birds'

Griffin Theatre Company’s next show will be playwright Conor McPherson’s adaptation of “The Birds,” a spokesman for the theater said on Wednesday.

'On the Twentieth Century': Full speed ahead for Kristin Chenoweth on Broadway

NEW YORK — You can't get from New York to Chicago by train in 16 hours anymore. And you could argue that musical theater has been similarly immune from progress since the 1930s, when the plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur and Charles Bruce Millholland that inspired this 1978 musical...

Battles of wordplay in Trap Door's 'La Bete'

If Ed Wood had lived in 17th-century France, he might have been a bit like Valere, the effusive idiot at the heart of David Hirson's "La Bete" who crosses verbal swords with a fellow playwright character in a dramaturgical battle over how low the brow can go in the theater.

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