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1 Great Grant for Musical Theater Artists

Emerging musical theater artists have one more organization on their side. The American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grant program, formed in honor of the “Rent” writer, is seeking submissions from composers, lyricists, and librettists. Applicants...Show More Summary

Sponsored: Jimmy Fallon’s Interactive ‘Tonight Show’ Gets Emmy Recognition

When the 2015 Emmy nominations were announced on July 16th, it was to no one’s surprise that “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” garnered several nods, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series. Since Fallon took over for Jay Leno...Show More Summary

How Flexibility Led to a Casting Surprise in FringeNYC's 'EverScape'

When a friend brought director Ashley Gunsteens a script to consider for the NY International Fringe Festival, she didn’t really expect it to resonate with her since it was about gaming and she wasn’t a gamer. But Allan Maule’s movement-based, epic fantasy “EverScape” is more than a play about gaming. Show More Summary

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

Talent is currently being sought for the drama series “Cases.” “Cases” follows five students, each from various walks of life, as they embark on a three-year journey through law school. Eight roles are being cast for this production, and auditions will be held Aug. Show More Summary

American Theater Company hires new managing director

Dee Sandt is the new managing director of American Theater Company, the North Side theater has announced. Sandt assumes her new post effective immediately.

Pleasant trip back to 'South Pacific'

"I wanted to meet different kinds of people and find out if I liked them," says Nellie Forbush early on in "South Pacific," explaining why she became a Navy nurse and ended up far away from Little Rock, Ark. The irony, of course, is that her attempt to explore diversity and friendship takes place...

Dance for Life 2015: laughs, tears and dance

We laughed, we cried. We laughed again, whenever emcees Joey Bland and Tim Mason came back onstage, cracking wise or introducing projected videos of themselves "auditioning" or taking orders from evil genius/Hubbard Street artistic director Glenn Edgerton, channeling Ian Fleming's James Bond villain...

WAITRESS to Open; ON THE TOWN to Close; HAMILTON May Run Forever

Rather than fill your feeds and inboxes with news just because it’s that time of the week, we’ve decided to make our Buzzworthy on Broadway coverage a when-there’s-news-to-share sort of affair. We’ll round up the biggest news items and gossip into one big post so you can be sure you’re fully in the know. Show More Summary

Redtwist Theatre announces 2015-16 season

Redtwist Theatre has announced its 2015-16 season. The five-play slate constitutes the storefront company's 12th year and will be performed at Redtwist Theatre (1044 W. Bryn Mawr).

Review: Loving Repeating (Kokandy Productions)

Loving Repeating is a precious gift from a groundbreaking author brought to light by stunning adaptation, direction and onstage talent. This production is a true labor of love, and should be received as such by anyone who values poetry, poignancy and a moving, breathing painting. 4 stars! (read Lauren Whalen's entire review...)

8 Auditions to Round Out Your Summer

The summer is winding down, but your auditions are just getting started! Check out these eight upcoming auditions you should be aware of, including ones from Disney cruises, Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series, and others. DISNEY CRUISE...Show More Summary

Free Movie Screenings in NYC!

August marks the unofficial cinephile appreciation month in New York City. Film lovers in all five boroughs will get to see “Movies Under the Stars,” a celebration of classic films starring beloved actors shot in the Big Apple, including...Show More Summary

Now Casting ‘Parallel Universe’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the commercial campaign “Parallel Universe.” “Parallel Universe” follows the main character who is introduced to a parallel universe duplicate of himself. The creative production team is being sought...Show More Summary

Redmoon Gathering on Saturday as part of Fire Fest's second coming

Say what you will about Redmoon, quitters they are not. The Great Chicago Fire Festival - that high-profile fizzle for the theater in its inaugural year in 2014 on the Chicago River - is back this year; community events began in June and will culminate in a headliner 2015 Fire Fest Sept. 26 at...

Curious Theatre Branch announces 2015-16 season

Curious Theatre Branch has announced its 28th season, anchored by its annual Rhino Fest. Performances are at Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston; more information at curioustheatrebranch.com.

'October Sky': Rocket musical with a shot at Broadway

In 2002 at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, a young actor from Naperville named Chris Herzberger appeared in a bizarre and now-forgotten commercial production of a musical called "Uncle Broadway." I called the show, which featured George M. Cohan rapping with Herzberger's alienated teen, a...

Chicago theater openings for the week of Aug. 14-20

SATURDAY | "South Pacific": Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, the one with "Some Enchanted Evening" and "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame," has a short run at Light Opera Works. Through Aug. 30 at the Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston; 847-869-6300 and lightoperaworks.org

'Dueling Gentlemen': Vaudeville story told through silent theater

What happens when you have to do the same show, night after night, with someone you're starting to loathe? That's the premise behind Silent Theatre Company's clever - and surprisingly affecting - ode to vaudeville, "The Dueling Gentlemen." You can find traces of everything from "The Odd Couple"...

Review: Last Train to Nibroc (Haven Theatre)

Last Train to Nibroc is a sweet, pleasant reminder that two dynamic actors and a lovely script is all one needs for a wonderful audience experience. It’s nice to know these plays still exist. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)

9 Great Actors Who Got Their Start on the Disney Channel

You remember them from such shows as “Even Stevens” “Lizzie McGuire,” or even “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club,” but today these actors are better than ever. Justin TimberlakeAlthough best known for his music, Timberlake has blown audiences...Show More Summary

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