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Kids Now Casting: ‘Lucy’s Adventures’ Lead + Supporting Roles

Several lead and supporting roles are available in “Lucy’s Adventures,” a show from Gootzcast Productions about Lucy, a woman who has entered her twenties and is moving in with her two best friends but can’t seem to dodge her old friends...Show More Summary

Sing Along With the Cast of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ + More in L.A. This Week 6/15-6/22

Grab your pencils and calendars and make a note of these happenings this week. Embrace the lazy, hazy days of summer by hunkering down at a classic movie palace or spend sunny afternoons checking out a whole different type of artwork. Show More Summary

7 New TV Comedies for Your Emmy Consideration

“Atlanta” (FX)Like the invisible car on “The Club” episode of this freshman series, fans watched actor-turned-rapper Donald Glover’s first foray into TV showrunning and didn’t know what hit them. From its astute commentary on the fetishization...Show More Summary

You saw them at the Tonys - when on a Chicago stage?

So you watched the Tony Awards. Now you're wondering when you might get to see all those new shows in Chicago. I've talked to a few insiders on the matter, and here's my best analysis of the where and when. Things can change in the business of touring theater, of course, but here's the current...

Nominees Announced for the Ninth Annual Jimmy Awards

Seventy-four high school students representing 37 organizations from across the nation will compete for honors such as Best Performance by an Actor and Actress as well as scholarships at the ninth annual National High School MusicalShow More Summary

A Nonunion ‘The Wiz’ is Casting Actors for a Run in NYC

Welcome back to our guide for what’s casting in New York City! As usual, we’ve scoured the landscape to bring you information on all the best projects in film, theater, and television, based on information from the most reliable sources. Show More Summary

Steppenwolf 'denounces' Sun-Times critic's review following backlash

Steppenwolf Theatre's artistic and executive directors said Wednesday they are working on an "official institutional response" to Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss for her "Pass Over" review, which has drawn criticism online. "We denounce the viewpoints expressed in some of these reviews as they...

N.Y.C. Now Casting: ‘Mamma Mia’ + 2 More Acting Gigs

How can you resist the opportunities in today’s roundup? A Nantucket production of the smash hit musical “Mamma Mia” is looking to fill immediate replacement and ensemble roles. Plus, ease on down the road to an upcoming production of...Show More Summary

'Yank!' in Pride Films and Plays 2017-18 season

Pride Films and Plays 2017-18 season will include the Chicago premiere of "Yank!," the company announced Wednesday.  In the fall is Topher Payne's "A Perfect Arrangement" (Sept. 22-Oct. 23), a 1950s comedy about secretly gay and lesbian co-workers, married to each other's partners, tasked with...

Now Casting: Netflix’s ‘Easy’ + 3 More Paying Jobs

Today’s casting roundup includes an opportunity to join the Netflix series “Easy” as a background actor, plus a mobile game trailer needs a lead, a comedy short series looks for actors to play actors, and “Marvel Universe Live!” seeks...Show More Summary

Expect feats of female comedy at Chicago Women's Funny Festival

Last month, large swaths of internet men learned that a one-night-only "no guys allowed" screening of "Wonder Woman" would be held in Austin, Texas. Outrage ensued over the dying of the male-centric DC Comics universe — and over the announcement that a single event would be held specifically for...

Kids Now Casting: ‘The Friend Strong Musical, It’s Easy!’ + More

Coming off a successful 2015 workshop in which it earned nominations from the National Youth Arts Awards and launched the national anti-bullying Be-A-Friend Project, the new family musical “The Friend Strong Musical, It’s Easy!” is looking...Show More Summary

Disney + Universal Nab A-List Leads and CDs for Upcoming Flicks

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “First Man”It’s one small step for man and one giant leap for a Hollywood heartthrob. Universal’s “First Man” will chronicle a test pilot who becomes the first man to walk on the moon—that man being Neil Armstrong himself. Show More Summary

AEA and League of Resident Theaters Reach Historic Agreement

A tentative agreement for a five-year contract that will create better conditions for actors and stage managers has been reached between the Actors’ Equity Association and the League of Resident Theaters, according to a statement out...Show More Summary

Oscar Lopez Rivera will see 'Hamilton' in August - with Miranda starring?

Oscar Lopez Rivera, the Puerto Rican nationalist whose prison sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama last January, told the Chicago public-radio station WBEZ on Tuesday night that he expects to be in the audience at the Chicago production of "Hamilton" in late August, watching the author...

'The Color Purple' tour coming to Chicago

The Tony-Award winning revival of "The Color Purple" is coming to Chicago next summer, Broadway in Chicago announced Wednesday.  John Doyle's reimagination of the musical adapted from Alice Walker's best-selling novel will play the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., for a two-week engagement,...

Backstage’s 6 Favorite Miniseries for Your Consideration

“Big Little Lies” (HBO)Something is rotten in the city of Monterey. An elementary school’s trivia night gala has ended in murder. A Greek chorus of gossipy parents hints that at least one of five mothers in particular has something to hide. Show More Summary

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