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Musicals Eyeing Broadway in 2016-17

Things have calmed down significantly now that Awards season is all wrapped up, but there have been plenty of workshops and buzz about the shows on the horizon. Here are some of the more talked about productions eyeing Broadway runs…...Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting ‘Bus Stop’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the independent short film “Bus Stop.” “Bus Stop” is where two men talk about issues at a bus stop. Several roles are being cast for this production, and submissions are being sought from Austin, Texas. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Bus Stop” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Texas audition listings!

'Body & Blood': Airing their issues on a Jefferson Park porch

One of the gifts of going to the Gift Theatre is that remarkable little artistic operation's interest in staging plays that feature the kind of conversations you could easily hear on the porches of Jefferson Park, the middle-class Chicago neighborhood that surrounds the theater.

Film Independent Announces ‘Fast Track’ Films

Film Independent has announced the 10 projects and 21 filmmakers to be put on its 2015 Fast Track Program, as well as the two films that received $70,000 in Alfred P. Sloan grants. Held as a part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, “Fast...Show More Summary

A New Opportunity for California Playwrights

Attention, California playwrights! There’s still time to submit your unproduced plays and win $5,000 prizes from Humanitas and Center Theatre Group. From June 1–30, Southern California-based writers may submit unproduced work to PLAY...Show More Summary

Actors Theatre receives $1.2 million from Powerball winner

Actors Theatre of Louisville is the latest recipient of a large grant from Roy Cockrum, the Tennessee Powerball winner who took home $259 million ($115 after taxes) last June.

Now Casting ‘Blue Violet’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the film “Blue Violet.” “Blue Violet” follows Steph, who’s trying against all odds to make a difference, and to be the light for a sister destined to follow in her footsteps. Nineteen roles are being cast for this production, and submissions are being sought from Long Island, N.Y., and NYC. Show More Summary

Atlanta Now Casting ‘Havilah’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the short film “Havilah.” “Havilah” is a short film set in modern-day Georgia about how a young baseball player's life changes when he is struck in the head with a baseball. One lead role is being...Show More Summary

Wordless antics in 'Ithamar Has Nothing to Say'

Ithamar Enriquez may have nothing to say, but this Latino Mr. Bean has a unique niche in the crowded but potentially lucrative arena of viral-digital-cable comedy. He's signed a production deal with comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who've in turn signed a deal with Maker Studios,...

Winter is leaving... in this song from 'The Secret Garden'

This week’s Showcase video is Aubrey McGrath and Suzanne Gillen from "The Secret Garden," currently onstage at Court Theatre.

Kristin Chenoweth will perform at Chicago Theatre

Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony Award winner and the host of this year’s Tony Awards, will play the Chicago Theatre this fall, the venue said Monday.

Now Casting ‘Our Love Is Here to Stay’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the musical “Our Love Is Here to Stay.” “Our Love Is Here to Stay” is an original musical comedy about a famous jazz vocalist and trumpeter, Leo. Six roles are being cast for this paid production, and submissions are being sought worldwide. Show More Summary

Crazed birds, but it's not like it's the end of the world

Mention "The Birds" and you doubtless think of Alfred Hitchcock, Bodega Bay, the lovebirds played by Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor, and a children's party where a flock of violent sea gulls fly in uninvited. If you're a fan of off-Loop theater, you might also recall one of the many stagings of the...

Lead the 4th Annual Dance for Kindness

Submissions for Dance for Kindness 2015 are officially open! The worldwide annual event to celebrate World Kindness Day (Nov. 13) will give dancers and creators the opportunity to showcase their talents and organize group performances...Show More Summary

5 Free Talkbacks With Film Visionaries

NYC-based movie buffs, take note: Film Society Lincoln Center is holding a series of talks with prominent artists and visionaries from now through July 16—and you don’t have to pay a penny! The society’s Free Talks series highlights the work of rising and established filmmakers. Show More Summary

Atlanta News Roundup: June 15, 2015

“Lewis and Clark” is the latest HBO miniseries to film in Georgia; the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill story takes root in Atlanta; and “Cutting It” makes the cut on WE-TV. It’s this week's Atlanta News Roundup. "Lewis and Clark" Travels to GeorgiaHBO’s “Lewis and Clark,” starring Casey Affleck, will be filming in Conyers, Ga. Show More Summary

Texas News Roundup: June 15, 2015

Marfa Film Festival submissions are nearly due; the Alley Theatre ready for its debut; and budget cuts are still causing worry. It’s this week's Texas News Roundup. Submission Deadlines Arriving for Marfa Film FestivalJune 21 is the extended deadline to submit to the Marfa Film Festival. Show More Summary

15 Daily Tragedies Only Actors Understand

Because bad things happen to good actors every single day. Having to travel to auditions with three pairs of shoes, two outfits, dance clothes, food for the day, your headshot and résumé, and your work clothes for when you’re done. Getting...Show More Summary

Royal Ballet's Carlos Acosta dishes on 'Don Q'

"It was great, everybody standing up at the end," says Carlos Acosta, talking about the recent U.S. premiere of his "Don Quixote" at the Kennedy Center. Though Acosta has performed in the States a number of times, he says, "I never recall this kind of excitement."

Be More Chill: Songwriter Joe Iconis Takes on Adaptations

A few years after I began covering the theater, I was introduced to Joe Iconis through a mutual friend. Though he...

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