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Now Casting: Lead, Supporting Roles in Nat’l Commercial + More

Whether you’re looking for gigs onstage or screen, we’ve got you covered in today’s casting roundup. A national commercial is casting actors for lead and supporting roles, a regional production of the classic “My Fair Lady” seeks talent,...Show More Summary

WATCH: TV’s Original Superman Save the Day in a Kellogg’s Commercial From the ‘50s

Evidently, superheroes fuel up by eating Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. Well, at least that’s the case for Superman. George Reeves, who starred in “Gone With The Wind” and played Clark Kent on “The Adventures of Superman,” stars in this Kellogg’s...Show More Summary

9 Industry Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Sara Bareilles on stepping into the role she spent four years writing.The singer-songwriter behind “Waitress” took over the lead role two weeks ago. (New York Times) The Olivier Awards conjure a record-breaking nine wins for “Harry Potter.”At...Show More Summary

U.K. Now Casting: ‘Pop-Up Shakespeare’ + 3 More Gigs

Happy Friday, U.K. actors! End your week productively with today’s roundup of casting notices. We’ve got a non-traditional take on Shakespeare casting talent, as well as opportunities for musicians and dancers you don’t want to miss! “POP-UP...Show More Summary

7 Events NYC Actors Need to Add to Their Calendars

Step out of the spotlight and step into the weekend. Even though we know the training never truly stops, performers in the busy, beautiful city need to pencil in a break every once in awhile. Check out seven of our favorite cultural and creative events happening in NYC. 1. Show More Summary

The Bean's a winner! How we're changing how we spend our time and money

Which is the biggest tourist attraction in the Midwest? For years, that honor has gone to Navy Pier with about 9 million visitors a year. On Travel & Leisure's 2014 list of America's most-visited attractions, Navy Pier landed at No. 19, behind the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (thank God...

Soul mates test lines of race and sexuality in 'Mystery of Love & Sex'

The two young people who flail around in the first act of Bathsheba Doran's compassionate and ultimately complex play, "The Mystery of Love & Sex," which opened Thursday night at Writers Theatre in Glencoe, are what's often called soul mates. You know, girl-and-boy friends from childhood who have...

Haynes, Coppola, Kidman in Cannes Film Festival 2017 Lineup

Filmmakers and movie buffs will, for the 70th year running, make the French Riviera the place to be from May 17–28 at the 2017 Cannes Film Fest. Fans of Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, and especially Nicole Kidman should pay...Show More Summary

Now Casting: Immigrant Feature ‘I’m No Longer Here’ + More

Today’s roundup of casting notices spans mediums, genres, and the country! A dramatic feature film shooting in New York is casting, and so is a luxury hotel commercial shooting in San Francisco, and a nonunion touring production of “Cinderella.”...Show More Summary

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ken Burns highlight Auditorium Theatre season

Ken Burns and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be part of the Auditorium Theatre's 2017-18 season, announced Wednesday. The venue rings in the 50th anniversary of its reopening with a 14-event season, the first planned by new CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko. It all kicks off Sept....

Texas Now Casting: Feature Film ‘The Beautiful Ones’ + More

Texas talent is needed for multiple lead, supporting, and day player roles in “The Beautiful Ones,” a feature film that is both set in and shooting in Austin. The piece, “about mental health as it affects young people,” takes place in the mental rehabilitation ward of a hospital. Rehearsals will be in June, with shooting slated for July 1–31. Show More Summary

Bigelow and Boal Reunite for Awards-Ready ‘Detroit’

Attention, awards voters and pundits: the Academy Award-winning director-writer team of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal will return to the big screen Aug. 4. “Detroit,” a sure-to-be-gripping depiction of the 1967 riots in Detroit, Michigan, will be released by Annapurna Pictures to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the racially charged events. Show More Summary

Theater openings April 14-20

Monday "Force Continuum": An African-American police officer faces the contradictions of his race and his profession in Eclipse Theatre's latest. Through May 21 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.; 773-935-6875 and www.eclipsetheatre.com Tuesday "Marry Me a Little": Two singles share...

Kids Now Casting: Leading Role in Short Film + More Projects

“Min Min and the Magic Garden,” a short, live-action/animated film, is casting a female actor aged 5–9, who is Asian, for a leading role. The talent will portray “a Chinese orphan [who] goes on a magical journey in her garden to find her missing bunny.” The project will shoot for two–three days on to-be-determined dates in Orlando, Florida. Show More Summary

5 Events L.A. Actors Should Check Out This Week

Inspiration comes from anywhere, and in Los Angeles, it’s everywhere. Soak up the best of the city this week while you’re preparing for your next role, workshop, or rehearsal. Add these five fun events to your calendar this week! Soak in famous Hollywood scenery.Sometimes a scene’s setting is just as important as its actors. Show More Summary

Chicago Shakes announces 2017-18 season, opening of The Yard

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced most of its 2017-18 season of theatrical productions Thursday — including the first programming at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, its newest indoor theater on Navy Pier fashioned from the shell of the former open-air Skyline Stage. The first production in...

Jay Leno - that jaw, that voice - on the road again

Everything about a phone interview with Jay Leno is easy. He calls 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled time. He happily answers every question, even the tough ones about NBC and Conan O'Brien. And he rolls out charming anecdotes as if pushing buttons on a stand-up comedy machine, like the one...

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