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Now Casting: Nonunion National Tour of Rent Is Seeking Replacements + 2 More Gigs

This year’s 525,600 minutes are starting to dwindle—don’t let time run out before grabbing one of these great opportunities, including a role in the national nonunion tour of “Rent.” The rock opera is currently seeking replacements, including the lead role of Collins and ensemble members. Show More Summary

Natalie Portman Has ‘100 stories’ of Harassment in Hollywood + More Industry News

21st Century Fox has reached a $90 million settlement over sexual-harassment claims.The company agreed to pay its shareholders $90 million to settle “derivative” claims against its executives and directors at Fox News, including the estate of Roger Ailes, acting CEO Rupert Murdoch, and his sons, and executives Lachlan and James Murdoch. Show More Summary

TV to Come: Performances to Watch This December

Television doesn’t sleep. The sheer amount of content—455 scripted programs aired in the year 2016!—can prove overwhelming for even the most dedicated TV buffs. Television Academy voters make Emmy selections in August, and SAG-AFTRA members vote on SAG Awards in January, but their job requires tuning in all year long. Show More Summary

U.K. Greenlit: 7 Upcoming Projects Now Have Casting Directors Attached

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “Banking on Mr. Toad”“Banking on Mr Toad,” the biopic of “The Wind in the Willows” author Kenneth Grahame, has started pre-production. Show More Summary

NYC Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ Returns + More NYC Events 11/24–11/30

New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week. The New York City Ballet presents “The Nutcracker.”Beginning performances Nov. Show More Summary

Rumorville: Tarantino’s Latest Film + The Mötley Crüe biopic Gear Up to Cast

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. “The Dirt”The...Show More Summary

U.K. Now Casting: Scots Sought for Leads in Comedic Touring WWII Play + 2 More Gigs

Wrap up the long week with one last shot at a great casting opportunity. The latest comedy show from Willis & Vere is going on the road and is casting a pair of Scottish actors for its leads. There are also lead and supporting rolesShow More Summary

Todrick Hall Will Return to Broadway in ‘Chicago’ + More New York Theater News

On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating heart of New York show business and, if you want to make it here, it’s crucial you’re up to date on incoming projects, latest castings, and other industry news. Show More Summary

Now Casting: Play Belle + More in West Coast Production of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Take a break from your turkey and, instead, gobble up one of these great acting opportunities. Be more than just a guest in the Valverde School of Performing Arts’s upcoming production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” There are also...Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting: Lead Roles for Latino Actors Available in ‘Primos Hermanos’ Web Series

Casting is underway for “Primos Hermanos,” a comedy web series about identity set and shooting in Austin, Texas. The series will focus on Hispanic youth dealing with millennial issues and their own identity, akin to Netflix’s “Master...Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: Young + Present-Day Versions of Lead Character Wanted for Student Film ‘Breathe’

Play the young version of your older self (or vice-versa!) in the upcoming student film “Breathe.” The film will tell the story of Emma, a socially anxious girl with perfectionist parents who waits to enter an audition for a role that will prove her her ability to her them. A young female actor, aged 8–18, is currently sought to play young Emma. Show More Summary

Experience ‘West Side Story’ Live + More L.A. Events This Week

Before you scamper off to your ancestral homeland (Ohio, probably), make sure you’ll be back from the Turkey Day festivities in time to enjoy these four events. Two are designed to invigorate you after a tryptophan overdose, while the others are sure to inspire you in their own colorful ways. Show More Summary

27 of This Year’s Supporting Film Actors For Your Consideration

It’s that time of year again! The nominations process for this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards is well underway, meaning guild members across the country are considering the very best acting on the big and small screens. As Backstage waits with baited breath for the Dec. Show More Summary

London Casting: Short Film ‘Open Mic’ Is Filling Lead and Supporting Roles

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

Kids Now Casting: Find Adventure as a Lead in Music Video ‘Runaway’

Casting is currently underway for “Runaway,” a music video seeking young talent. “Runaway” will follow a young boy and girl who sneak into a museum at night and hop into different paintings, changing their world. A male actor, aged 15–17,...Show More Summary

N.Y.C. Now Casting: Roles on True Crime Reenactment Series ‘Evil Talks’ + More

Take a break from the holiday madness with one of these great opportunities shooting soon in NYC. Currently casting are a reenactment series looking for actors with specific physical attributes, and a series set in a post-American society. “EVIL...Show More Summary

Fox’s Break Up With Breakdown Services Upended the Casting World This Week

There was chaos in the casting world this past week when Fox and all of its subsidiary entertainment companies abruptly switched their online casting software provider from Breakdown Services, a long time industry favorite, to Casting...Show More Summary

Now Casting: Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Seeks Female Background Actors + 2 More Gigs

Before getting too engulfed in holiday craziness, catch up on today’s top casting notices. Netflix’s series “Ozark,” starring Jason Bateman, is currently seeking female talent for background roles. There are also opportunities in the...Show More Summary

ABC Gives an Early Pilot Commitment to ‘Get Christie Love’ Reboot

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Get Christie Love”Pilot season is creeping up on us, and ABC is getting a jump on pickups before it goes into full swing. Show More Summary

‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Orient Express’

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! This week we get to be in the room where it happens. Leslie Odom Jr. Show More Summary

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