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Gina Torres Gets her own ‘Suits’

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Suits” SpinoffGina Torres is about to lead her own series. The “Suits” regular will be the star of the show’s spinoff, which has officially been picked up to series by USA. Show More Summary

Bill Murray onstage at Orchestra Hall is a show no one else could have done

What happens when the one and only Bill Murray recites American literature and flexes his pipes on songs from the great American songbook, backed by three accomplished classical musicians at a packed Orchestra Hall? A unique, unusual and hugely enjoyable entertainment happens, that’s what. “New...

Second City alum Robin Thede aims to bring something new to late-night TV

Everything in Robin Thede’s career has been building to this moment. On Thursday, her weekly show “The Rundown with Robin Thede” will enter the fray of late-night TV comedy when it premieres on BET. A couple of things about the show standout. Notably, Thede will be the only African-American woman...

8 Things to Come Out of the SAG-AFTRA Convention

SAG-AFTRA held its biennial convention in Universal City, California, Oct. 5–8. It’s the third convention since the merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in 2012. On the heels of...Show More Summary

U.K. Casting: Christmas Production at the Chester Zoo

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

Ludi Teatro premiere part of Latino Theater Festival cancelled

The U.S. premiere of the Cuban theater company Ludi Teatro has been cancelled, the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance announced Tuesday. Part of the first Chicago International Latino Theater Festival “Destinos,” Ludi Teatro was scheduled to present “The Mirror” Oct. 19-22 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre,...

Fine time for a werewolf story in 'The Man-Beast' at First Folio

Lycanthropes, rejoice. (You know how to rejoice, don’t you? Just throw your head back and howl.) There’s a werewolf story prowling Mayslake Peabody Estate in a DuPage County forest preserve, and it’s about as fine a location as you could find for Joseph Zettelmaier’s “The Man-Beast,” now in a world...

Now Casting: Netflix’s ‘Ronald’ Starring Emma Stone Needs 1940s Gala Guests + More

You’ll have a ball of a time in the roles in today’s casting roundup! Netflix’s upcoming dark comedy “Ronald,” starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, is currently seeking extras in NYC. There are also roles available in an instruction video,...Show More Summary

L.A. Now Casting: Earn $1,000 as a Refinery29 Fashion Funhouse Team Member

Lead the way through a fashion funhouse as a cast member at Refinery29’s 29 Rooms. The interactive “funhouse of style, culture, and technology,” is currently looking for men and women, aged 18–40, to become team members. A diverse group...Show More Summary

???Mikhail??? Baryshnikov to perform in Chicago

The celebrated dancer, actor and director Mikhail Baryshnikov will perform in the Chicago premiere of “Brodsky/Baryshnikov,” the Cherry Orchard Festival announced Tuesday. Baryshnikov will star in the one-man play based on the poems of his longtime friend Russian Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky....

Lies & Damnable Uncertainty

Two new London theatre productions, The Lie and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, seem to have little in common, save that they are both topics discussed by philosophers. But director Lindsay Posner’s The Lie by Florian Zeller, in a zippy translation and adaptation by Christopher Hampton (at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 18 November), and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Promises Battles and Betrayals

“Something inside me has always been there,” says Daisy Ridley’s Jedi-in-training Rey. Now it’s awake, and I need help.” The official trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the newest installment of George Lucas’ space opera spectacle, already has fans chomping at the bit. Show More Summary

London Casting: Earn £2500 for Having a ‘Bright, Interesting’ Face

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

BBC Lures a Star Cast for ‘Lear’ + More U.K. Industry News

Welcome back to another Backstage roundup of news from stage and screen. We’ll be looking at stars of tomorrow, long hours today, and what Brexit will bring in years to come. But first, let’s look at some casting news for Shakespeare...Show More Summary

Music Theater Works announces 2018 season

Music Theater Works has announced its 2018 season. First up is Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” (June 9-17). Cole Porter’s classic musical “Anything Goes” (Aug. 18-26) follows. In the fall will be “Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine” (Oct. 5-14). Angela Ingersoll will star as...

Denzel Washington Plays Titular Attorney in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ Trailer

Academy Award winner Denzel Washington may be in contention for awards honors yet again this year with his starring role as the titular attorney in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” READ: The Continued Education of Viola Davis and Denzel Washington The film, from Sony Pictures Entertainment, hits theater Nov. Show More Summary

A Steppenwolf for Young Adults ‘Crucible’ shivers with the perils of closed minds

If there was one thing that the great American playwright Arthur Miller hated above all else, it was sanctimonious moral absolutism. “This is a sharp time, now, a precise time,” says the insufferable Danforth, the most terrifying character in “The Crucible.” “We live no longer in the dusky afternoon...

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