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Chicago comedy leader resigns, apologizes ‘if he offended anyone’

Chicago comedy figure and Sketchfest founder Brian Posen has announced he is “stepping down as Creative Director of Stage 773” after a decade at the helm of the Lakeview performance venue. Posen made the announcement Friday in a Facebook post, making it his second departure from a high-profile...

Kids Now Casting: Find Adventure as a Lead in Music Video ‘Runaway’

Casting is currently underway for “Runaway,” a music video seeking young talent. “Runaway” will follow a young boy and girl who sneak into a museum at night and hop into different paintings, changing their world. A male actor, aged 15–17,...Show More Summary

N.Y.C. Now Casting: Roles on True Crime Reenactment Series ‘Evil Talks’ + More

Take a break from the holiday madness with one of these great opportunities shooting soon in NYC. Currently casting are a reenactment series looking for actors with specific physical attributes, and a series set in a post-American society. “EVIL...Show More Summary

Fox’s Break Up With Breakdown Services Upended the Casting World This Week

There was chaos in the casting world this past week when Fox and all of its subsidiary entertainment companies abruptly switched their online casting software provider from Breakdown Services, a long time industry favorite, to Casting...Show More Summary

In 'White Christmas,' the lights of a holiday inn are all aglow

Chicago’s big downtown theaters are humming with eclectic fodder for the holiday weekend: Budgets and stamina permitting, you can choose from “Hamilton,” Jimmy Buffett’s “Escape to Margaritaville” and, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre for the next two weeks, “White Christmas.” If you’re picking that...

Now Casting: Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Seeks Female Background Actors + 2 More Gigs

Before getting too engulfed in holiday craziness, catch up on today’s top casting notices. Netflix’s series “Ozark,” starring Jason Bateman, is currently seeking female talent for background roles. There are also opportunities in the...Show More Summary

ABC Gives an Early Pilot Commitment to ‘Get Christie Love’ Reboot

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Get Christie Love”Pilot season is creeping up on us, and ABC is getting a jump on pickups before it goes into full swing. Show More Summary

‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Orient Express’

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! This week we get to be in the room where it happens. Leslie Odom Jr. Show More Summary

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Would Not Have Been a Hit Without the Perfect Casting

Seth Meyers sat down with Jordan Peele on Nov. 14 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City to discuss his smash hit, the racially charged horror-thriller “Get Out.” Released back in February, the film has garnered attention from the industry...Show More Summary

London Casting: Film Shoot at Paddington Station Needs Background Actors

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

Our list of 40: Holiday entertainment for 2017

Attention, residents of Whoville! It’s that time of year again. And while we know you’re busy with your snoof and your fuzzles, your tringlers and trappings, don’t forget to take time out to enjoy some holly-jolly entertainment. Below are some of the best bets of the season in theater, dance and...

What Does it Mean to ‘Rush’ a Broadway Show?

As actors, it is invaluable for the betterment of your craft that you watch as much acting as possible. Thanks to Netflix, you have at your disposal a lifetime’s worth of television and film performances to work through. But theater, with its ever-ascending ticket prices, is less accessible. Show More Summary

33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominate ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Get Out’

Lily Collins and Tessa Thompson unveiled the nominations for the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards at a press conference Nov. 21. “Call Me by Your Name,” “Get Out,” “Good Time,” and “Lady Bird” had the strongest showings during the nominations ceremony—and consequently are films to watch over the next few months. Show More Summary

Now Casting: Join Broadway’s ‘The Book of Mormon’ Replacement Cast + 2 More Gigs

Hello, today’s casting roundup will change your life! Come share the most amazing book as a cast member of “The Book of Mormon” on Broadway, now seeking future replacements for all roles. Plus, the CW series “Black Lightning” needs fight...Show More Summary

L.A. Now Casting: Downtown Hotel Seeks Talent to Play Tourists in Promo Video

Find your place in Los Angeles with a role in an upcoming hotel promo. A luxe-hotel brand is now casting talent for an online and social video. Caucasian male and female actors, aged 25–35, are wanted to play tourists visiting a number of popular downtown city spots and staying nearby in a newly opened hotel. The promo will shoot Nov. Show More Summary

Of the holiday shows, are you more of an 'Elf' or a 'Hellcab'?

What should you be doing for your holiday entertainment pleasure? Let's ponder a little of the old, the new and the shifting sands of seasonal change. Some old favorites are expanded, moved and otherwise amplified. Take, for example, "Q Brothers Christmas Carol," long a recommended attraction at...

They saved Shakespeare: 'The Book of Will' is a dramatic story well told

In the early 1620s, a couple of aging actors named Henry Condell and John Heminges set about the task of publishing, in a single, bound volume, all of the plays of their late and beloved pal William Shakespeare. “Just to have them all together,” their characters say in Lauren Gunderson’s terrific...

London Casting: Local ‘Cinderella’ Touring Production Is Filling Roles

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

Forgetting Hitchcock

Unlike most of my colleagues, I liked, and was even a little moved by the world première of Nico Muhly’s Marnie by the English National Opera (it goes to the NY Metropolitan next year). I particularly relished Nicholas Wright’s libretto (despite about fifteen minutes-worth of repetition, which could be cut to the piece’s benefit). The […]

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