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London Casting: Feature Film Looking for Trans Actors + Contributors

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

Period romance plays out as a board game in clever 'Sylvester'

Using your socially connected friends and acquaintances as models for your fictional characters often leads to blowback. Just ask Truman Capote, who became an outcast when excerpts from his unfinished roman a clef, “Answered Prayers,” found their way into print. At least Phoebe Marlow, the high-spirited...

42nd Toronto Int’l Film Festival Paints Early Picture of Oscars

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival closed Sept. 17, after screening 339 films in 11 days, with all in attendance looking towards the storied Grolsch People’s Choice Award for Oscar implications. The Grolsch People’s Choice...Show More Summary

Jackalope announces cast of '1980'

Jackalope Theatre Company has announced the cast of the world premiere of “1980 (Or Why I’m Voting for John Anderson),” the opener of the company’s 10th season. Patricia Cotter’s play, about an unknown Illinois congressman and the young campaigners who believe he has a shot at the presidency,...

Greenlit: Daniel Dae Kim Confirmed for ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’ as Filming Begins

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! Last week, rumors were circulating that Daniel Dae KimShow More Summary

What's Casting: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Is Seeking Male + Female Background Actors

If you’ve ever wanted the chance to be in a Scorsese film, the time is now! Martin Scorsese’s film “The Irishman” is in need of background actors for the duration of the production. Actors who can portray Italian, Italian-American, and Irish men and women of all ages for the entirety of shooting. Show More Summary

Ivo van Hove's 'A View From the Bridge' is an American tragedy waiting to happen

“A play is rarely given a second chance,” Arthur Miller once wrote. He who was right about so many perils of the human condition was wrong about that. To wit: Director Ivo van Hove’s desperate, despairing, heart-pounding 2015 Broadway revival of “A View From the Bridge,” now on a tour of major...

Review: Muthaland (16th Street Theater)

An engaging performer, Minita Gandhi plays over a dozen characters in what initially feels like a fairly predictable story of generational and cultural differences. But roughly two-thirds of the way into the actor/playwright’s Muthaland, things take a dark turn. Show More Summary

For Hubbard Street's fall series, you'll follow dancers on loading docks and stairwells of Harris Theater

Over its 40-year history, Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance has continuously expanded the constraints of contemporary dance and embraced theatrics. If you’ve seen the company in performance recently, maybe a world premiere from Brian Brooks or a Twyla Tharp revival or the genre-defying Second City...

Now Casting: Jack Black and Cate Blanchett’s ‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls,’ Is Seeking a Body Double + More

In today’s casting roundup, “The House With A Clock In Its Walls,” starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, is currently seeking a male child actor for a body double. Plus, there are background roles in the CW show “Black Lightning,”Show More Summary

L.A. Now Casting: A Social Media Star’s Web Pilot Needs Background + Supporting Actors

Join an online pilot featuring a popular social media star this month in Los Angeles! A major digital network backed by Turner Broadcasting is currently a casting a scripted presentation short featuring a popular social media star. It...Show More Summary

London Casting: Female Drummer Needed for Theatre Photoshoot

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

Ofcom Diversity Figures are Dismal + More U.K. Industry News

Hello and welcome back to our roundup of the most important news from stage and screen. Ofcom report damns diversity figures.Ofcom, the media regulator, has put numbers to the claims that major broadcast institutions are not doing enough to promote diversity in the industry. Show More Summary

Review: Trevor the Musical (Writers Theatre)

In expanding the story of the short film to a full length (two-hour, including intermission) stage musical, writer Dan Collins and composer Julianne Wick Davis have kept the warmly comic tone of the film and added more context to Trevor’s story. Show More Summary

In 'The Rembrandt,' why would a museum guard try to touch a masterpiece?

I’ve always found the guards in museums at least as interesting as the exhibits. How intriguing are those silent sentinels of the gallery, as sphinxlike as Secret Service agents but charged with guarding not the products of a pseudo-democratic whim of the moment, but immortal artifacts that never...

Rumorville: ‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Eyeing Jessica Chastain for Chapter Two

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. The new adaptation...Show More Summary

Now Casting: Major Beer Brand Seeks Models for Online Ads + More

Raise your glass to the exciting gigs in today’s roundup! A major beer brand is currently seeking actors to for an online and social media ad campaign. There are also several background roles available as casting continues for Lifetime’s...Show More Summary

Atlanta Now Casting: Background Role on Emmy-Winning ‘Atlanta’

Fresh off a big night at the Emmy Awards where it took home the prizes for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Directing for a Comedy Series, FX’s “Atlanta” is currently casting background actors. Based in the eponymous city, “Atlanta” follows two cousins navigating their way up the ladder of the city’s rap scene. Show More Summary

The Margaret Atwood story of 'Alias Grace' gets inside your head

Did a 16-year-old housemaid named Grace Marks kill her lecherous employer and his housekeeper in 1843? Or was the impoverished Irish immigrant to Canada merely the stablehand’s unwitting accessory? Or was she possessed by the ghost of another? Those are a couple of the questions bubbling around...

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