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Review: One Man, Two Guvnors (Court Theatre)

Director Charles Newell and company are determined to provide a good time, and they definitely succeedIt’s worth the trip to Hyde Park and you’ll still come away with a better knowledge of stage comedy tradition and a new appreciation for the comic skills of local actors. Recommended! (read John Olson's entire review...)

Review: The Producers (Mercury Theater Chicago)

The Producers may well be the out-and-out funniest musical ever written. And if this production doesn’t entirely match the original in mirth, it beats it hands down in musical performance! Recommended. (read Johnn Olson's entire review....)

Audition to Dance in Walt Disney World and 4 More Projects!

Celebrate this holiday weekend with some new opportunities. Below are five upcoming auditions in New York, Los Angeles, and beyond! WALT DISNEY WORLD 2016 HOLIDAY SEASONCalling all Equity dancers! Auditions are June 29 in New York City for the upcoming holiday season at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Show More Summary

8 New Series Coming to Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime customers will once again have a hand in deciding which of Amazon Video’s 2016 pilots get signed to full series. The streaming service’s new pilot season will debut two new hour-long dramas (“The Last Tycoon” and “The Interestings”) and six children’s programs, including the live-action “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters,” on June 17. Show More Summary

1 Great Fellowship for the Actor-Writer

Looking to create your own vehicle to success? Tangerine Entertainment, a production company founded to support women in film, is now accepting applications from female actor-writers for the Tangerine Fellowship until the regular deadline...Show More Summary

4 Exciting Acting Gigs That Belong on Your Radar

A short film, Web commercial, new play, and feature horror film are on the docket for today over at Backstage’s casting listings. Check them out! “P-TOWN”A new short film from Metis Productions called “P-town” needs two lead and one supporting actor for a shoot at the end of July in Brooklyn, New York. Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting: ‘Fallacy’ and Other Exciting Projects!

Shooting begins July 19 for “Fallacy,” a short thriller coming out of Dallas, Texas. Seven actors are being cast to tell the story of a man who believes he’s lived a good life—until he has a conversation with a mysterious man who goes simply by Mr. Show More Summary

Now Casting: Disney World’s ‘Finding Nemo’ and 3 More Gigs!

Want to be a Disney World performer? The resort is casting its completely original stage production of “Finding Nemo” and needs you! Or you can star in a short film or a political satire! DISNEY’S “FINDING NEMO”Walt Disney World Entertainment...Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: ‘Les Misérables’

Is your kid or teen actor a rising star? Director Sophie Taillefer’s take on “Les Misérables” is hitting the Scottish Rite Hall in Bordentown, New Jersey, for this Rising Stars Voice Studio production of the classic musical. Based on...Show More Summary

The 2016 Tony Nominees: Actors in a Musical

Sure, the Tony Awards’ musical categories are always competitive. But for the 2015–16 season, the four acting categories seem more crowded with brilliant contenders than usual. Get to know the 20 nominated actors in this year’s Broadway...Show More Summary

The 2016 Tony Nominees: Actors in a Play

The 2015–16 season saw several newcomers and veterans alike working at the top of their game—and on Broadway, the highest platform a theater star can reach. Get to know the 20 brilliant Tony-nominated actors in this year’s plays below. And...Show More Summary

Review: Tug of War – Foreign Fire (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Chicago Shakespeare's Tug of War boasts a stunning ensemble and top-notch design and live music. Despite all of its strengths, however, Tug of War doesn’t quite work - it has a very specific audience and requires a huge time commitment. Recommended. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)

Check Out ‘The Bert Stern Story’ and 3 More Acting Gigs!

A famous celebrity photographer and Marilyn Monroe are just two of the many roles available now in Backstage’s casting notices! “THE BERT STERN STORY”Writer-director Sam Thorn of Star Productions is casting a docudrama based on a true story. Show More Summary

Gina Rodriguez Advises Actors to ‘Love Yourself First’

“Jane The Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez visited New York City’s SVA Theatre May 19 for her SAG-AFTRA Foundation panel, moderated by Backstage Editor-in-Chief Mark Peikert. The Golden Globe winner discussed her CW series’ Season 2 cliffhanger,...Show More Summary

11 Tony Award Records to Beat

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton,” the hip-hop retelling of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s life, became the most nominated production in Tony history May 3 with a whopping 16 nods. While it’s deservedly the talk...Show More Summary

Star in an Emmy Winner’s Spin on ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Today’s top casting notices could have you center stage at the Wyoming Theater Festival, starring in a new comedic television pilot, or in a techy online commercial. Everywhere you look, you’re a star! “ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND”Following...Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: A Ford Mustang Commercial and More!

If you or your child actor feel the need for speed, this Ford Mustang spec commercial casting out of Los Angeles may be for you! Director Brian McAllister and Note to Self Films are seeking two nonunion actors to portray a woman and girl. Show More Summary

Off-B’way and Beyond: Obies Honor ‘Eclipsed’ and ‘The Humans’

It was Off-Broadway’s night on May 23 as the Obie Awards dished out recognition for some of the season’s top productions. The Danai Gurira–penned, Tony-nominated “Eclipsed,” which transferred to the John Golden Theatre from the Public...Show More Summary

Now Casting: ‘Wolverine 3’ and Other Exciting Projects

Looking to be in the same space as Hugh Jackman? Casting directors at Twentieth Century Fox are seeking actors for an upcoming shoot date. Also looking for players are a web series about a self-centered rabble rouser and two short films—one...Show More Summary

4 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

OWN’s mega writer-producer-actor Tyler Perry is out to develop for another network’s drama ranks: Perry is developing the first scripted drama for TLC. The series serves as new territory for TLC as it attempts to shift its reality television focus. Show More Summary

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