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Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater New York area. Check for new listings every Thursday! (Website members only.)

The following listings are NOT casting notices but are intended to provide the best general information available on current projects. Back Stage East alternates between theatre one week and film and television the next. Unless otherwise stated, all contact with casting directors should be through the mail. Do not phone or visit casting directors' offices. Broadway shows under the Equity Production Contract are required to conduct EPAs (Equity principal auditions) once a year and Equity chorus calls every six months.

An asterisk (*) indicates an upcoming audition date.

FEATURE FILMS: CURRENTLY SHOOTING

*25/8, a drama. Directed by Wes Craven. Shooting from April 15 to mid-June in the New Milford, Tolland, and Stamford areas of Connecticut. Principals: No information available. Background: Sophia Costas at 25.8extras@gmail.com. Include phone numbers, address, height, weight, and availability during shooting period. Especially seeking those who can portray high school and college students and teachers.

*All Good Things, a family drama set in the 1970s. Directed by Andrew Jarecki. Shooting now through mid-June. Principals: No information available. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3170, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

*Bride Wars, a comedy. Directed by Gary Winick. Shooting April 7-May 28. With Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*Confessions of a Shopaholic, a comic romance about a young financial journalist with a shopping addiction, based on the novel by Sophie Kinsella. Directed by P.J. Hogan. Shooting until May 5. With Isla Fisher and Krysten Ritter. Principals: No information available. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, candgcasting@gmail.com.

Duplicity, a thriller about a pair of corporate spies. Directed by Tony Gilroy. Shooting in New York March 9-May 13. With Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. Principals: No information available. Background: Barbara McNamara Casting, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, NYC 10001.

Julie and Julia, a film based on the book by Julie Powell about a government employee who cooks her way through Julia Child's cookbook. Directed by Nora Ephron. Shooting from March 17 through mid-June. With Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Notorious, a biopic on the life of rapper Notorious B.I.G. Directed by George Tillman Jr. Shooting March 24-May 13. With Jamal "Gravy" Woolard, Angela Bassett, and Anthony Mackie. Principals: No information available. Background: T.E.C. Casting, P.O. Box 523, Bronx, NY 10462 or teccasting@gmail.com.

Silent River, a DV ghost story. Directed by Doug Eaton. Shooting through June in the Easton/Bethlehem, Pa., area. Principals and background: douglaseaton@comcast.net. No pay.

The Taking of Pelham 123, an action film from Columbia Pictures. Directed by Tony Scott. Shooting March-June. Principals: No information available. Background: Billy Dowd Casting, Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., 3rd fl., Astoria, NY 11106. Do not send additional résumés and headshots if you have already registered with Billy Dowd Casting.

*Untitled Woody Allen Feature, a romantic comedy. Shooting from April 14 to late spring. Principals: No further casting. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3170, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

Aram Finkelstein, a romantic comedy. Directed by Bart Freundlich. Shooting April 21-June 13. Principals: Douglas Aibel, c/o Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St., NYC 10003. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*August, a gay drama based on the 2005 short film Postmortem. Directed by Eldar Rapaport. Shooting in August. Principals and background: eldar.rapaport@gmail.com. For more information, go to www.erapfilms.com. Union/nonunion shoot.

Blood Cauldron, a horror film about a secret underground research facility. Directed by Robert Stock. Shooting begins June 25. With Corbin Bernsen, Antonio Saillant, Neville White, and Dina Davis. Principals and background: Angel Light Pictures LLC, 331 W. 57th St., Studio 421, NYC 10019 or info@angellightpicturesllc.com.

City Island, a feature film. No director announced. Shooting this summer in NYC and surrounding area. Principals: LMPCasting@gmail.com. Casting two roles: male, 16, skinny, Caucasian, dark-haired, temperamental; female, 25-40, any ethnicity, "big beautiful woman," 300 pounds or more and comfortable with her size, sexy. Background: Not casting at this time.

The Empty Hands II, an action film. Directed by Mahaliel Bethea. Shooting in July. Principals and background: Call (212) 760-4823. Seeking actors for two principal roles: African-American male, age 23-29, martial artist; African-American female, age 18-29, athletic build, 5'3" to 5'10". Also seeking model-type background actors for club scene.

The Expendables: Soul Harvest, a horror film about a church's hit squad against evil. Directed by Robert Stock. Shooting begins Sept. 23. With Antonio Saillant, Neville White, Dina Davis, and Jason Drumwright. Principals and background: Angel Light Pictures LLC, 331 W. 57th St., Studio 421, NYC 10019 or info@angellightpicturesllc.com.

*Go Quietly, a suspense thriller. Directed by Ray Soltani. Shooting June 14-22 in Lake George, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Principals: psychochiatrist@gmail.com. Seeking three attractive females, 18-21, and one attractive male, 31-35. Background: Not casting. For more information, go to www.psychochiatrist.blogspot.com.

*Horatio's Odyssey, a film about a homeless man who acquires special powers. Directed by Robertson Tirado. Shooting April-May. Principals: No further casting. Background: tiradob@aol.com. Seeking club types, energetic, male and female, all races, for April 27 shoot in the Bronx. No pay, but meal provided.

*How I Got Lost, a film set in NYC between Sept. 11, 2001, and the power blackout of 2003. Directed by Joe Leonard. Shooting begins April 19. Principals: No information available. Background: HIGLCasting@gmail.com. Seeking New Yorkers of all ages and types. Some pay for certain assignments.

Live to Dream, an independent film about a man who wants to settle in the country but keeps getting into trouble in the city. Directed by Marcy Elliot, with Burton Lorber producing. Shooting May-June. Principals and background: Haromar Pictures Ltd., P.O. Box 286273, NYC 10128. Also seeking crew, including production assistant and hair/makeup technician.

*Motherhood, a drama. Directed by Katherine Dieckmann. Shooting May 5-June 8. Principals: No information available. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3170, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

Paradise, an HD feature directed by Marc Lafia. Shooting begins this spring in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Principals and background: Irena Rogovsky, Paradise Films, 191 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217. No electronic submissions. Especially seeking people with a background in experimental theatre and performance art. Some pay. Also seeking production assistant (stipend available).

*When in Rome, a romantic comedy about coins stolen from a Roman fountain. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Shooting in New York City and Rome, starting April 18. With Kristen Bell, Will Arnett, Anjelica Huston, Jon Heder, Josh Duhamel, Dax Shepard, and Alexis Dziena. Principals: No further casting. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

TV IN PRODUCTION

Crickett and the Little Girl Power, an independent TV pilot about a gang of little girls out to save the world, based on the previously produced feature by Z-Man Thornton. Shooting weekends, April 12-May 30. Principals and background: zmanfilms@gmail.com or Z-Man Films and Records, 168 S. Plank Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550, Attn: Z-Man. Seeking girls, any ethnicity, ages 8-13; adults, ages 20-35. Go to www.littlegirlpower.net for more details.

Gossip Girl, an hourlong teen drama for the CW, based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. Shooting continues through April 30. With Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, and Chace Crawford. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*Law & Order, an hourlong NBC drama. Shooting continues until May 8. With Sam Waterston, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Milena Govich, Alana De La Garza, and Jeremy Sisto. Principals: Lynn Kressel Casting, Pier 62, Room 304, West 23rd Street and Hudson River, NYC 10011. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

*Law & Order: Criminal Intent, an hourlong drama for the USA Network. Shooting continues until July 30. With Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Chris Noth, and Julianne Nicholson. Principals: Lynn Kressel Casting, Pier 62, Room 304, West 23rd Street and Hudson River, NYC 10011. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

*Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, an hourlong NBC drama. Shooting continues until April 30. With Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Adam Beach, B.D. Wong, Diane Neal, and Tamara Tunie. Principals: Jonathan Strauss, Lynn Kressel Casting, Pier 62, Room 304, West 23rd Street and Hudson River, NYC 10011. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

DAYTIME DRAMA

All My Children (ABC). Judy Blye Wilson (casting director), Robert Lambert (associate, under-fives and background), 320 W. 66th St., NYC 10023. Send headshots, résumés, post cards.

As the World Turns (CBS). Mary Clay Boland (principals), LaMont Craig (under-fives), Kate Martineau (background), 1268 E. 14th St., Brooklyn, NY 11230. Send headshots and résumés.

Guiding Light (CBS). Rob Decina (casting director), Alison Goodman (associate, under-fives), Jill Creighton (assistant, background), 524 W. 57th St., Ste. 5320, NYC 10019. Accepts post cards and showcase invitations.

One Life to Live (ABC). Julie Madison (casting director), Victoria Visgilio (associate), Sheryl Baker-Fisher (assistant), 157 Columbus Ave., 2nd fl., NYC 10023. Send headshots and résumés or post cards only.

OTHER PROJECTS

Chocolate City, an independent urban series to be distributed on the Internet. Seeking actors of all ages and ethnicities; especially seeking black men, ages 30-40. Principals and background: Black Noise Media, JAF Station, P.O. Box 8623, NYC 10116. Nonunion shoot; some pay.

*Doris' Mouse Earrings, a dark absurdist film that is one of a series of short experimental features. Directed by Abrodar Saladino. Shooting in mid-May. Principals: twitchnoodle@yahoo.com. Seeking female character actor to play title role of Doris, a hillbilly, plus "all other creative revolutionaries who are truly interested in doing edgy, unconventional work." Please include a statement as to why you are interested in this work. Background: Not casting. Deferred pay; "no-attitude production." For a representative sample of the company's work, see The Cornstarch Gizmo on www.undergroundfilm.com.

Broadway: Upcoming

*All My Sons, a revival of Arthur Miller's 1947 drama about a family dealing with the death of a son during World War II. Katie Holmes, John Lithgow, and Dianne Wiest are reportedly interested in lead roles. Simon McBurney directs. Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. Rehearsals begin July 28. Performances begin Sept. 15 at a Broadway theatre TBA. Opens: Oct. 2. Upcoming EPAs: May 1, 2, and 3.

The American Plan, a revival of Richard Greenberg's 1990 play about a young woman and a mysterious man meeting at a Catskills resort in the early 1960s. Manhattan Theatre Club will present it as part of its Broadway season. Casting: David Caparelliotis, Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W. 43rd St., 8th fl., NYC 10036. Performances begin Jan. 2, 2009, at the Biltmore Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens: Jan. 22, 2009. EPAs: TBA.

Angels, a new musical about angels and demons, with music by Ken Lai and book and lyrics by Lai and Marcus Cheong. Out-of-town engagement in Shreveport, La.: Aug. 29-Sept. 13. Out-of-town engagement in a second venue: October. Target opening on Broadway: 2008-09 season. Casting: Calleri Casting, 133 W. 25th St., NYC 10001. Last EPA: March 27. Last Equity chorus call for singers and dancers: March 28.

Billy Elliot, a musical version of the 2000 film about a Welsh boy who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. Adult casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Child casting: Nora Brennan Casting, 752 West End Ave., Ste. MC, NYC 10025. Rehearsals begin in June. Performances begin Sept. 17 at the Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 16. Last EPA for adult roles: April 14. Last Equity chorus call for adult dancers: Oct. 19, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for adult singers: Oct. 15, 2007. Last Equity principal dancer call for children: Oct. 13, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for child dancers: Oct. 20, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for child singers: Oct. 22, 2007. Last open call for boys: Nov. 11, 2006.

Brigadoon, a revival of the 1947 classic by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe about a mystical Scottish village. John Guare is rewriting the book, and Rob Ashford is director-choreographer. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Rehearsal and opening dates have not been set. Last EPA: March 26. Last Equity principal dancer calls: March 24 and 25. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 27. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 28.

*Damn Yankees, a revival by City Center's Encores! Summer Stars series of the 1955 baseball musical. Casting: Stanczyk/Cherpakov Casting, 150 W. 28th St., #701, NYC 10001. Rehearsals begin June 9. Runs July 5-27 at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., NYC. Last EPAs: April 16, 17, and 18. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: April 28. (Note: The show is being produced under an Equity Production contract, but City Center is not a Broadway house.)

Dividing the Estate, Horton Foote's play about a Texas family, which ran Off-Broadway at Primary Stages earlier this season. Lincoln Center Theater will produce this transfer to Broadway. Several of the original cast will repeat their roles. Casting for Off-Broadway production: Stephanie Klapper Casting, 39 W. 19th St., 12th fl., NYC 10011. Previews begin Oct. 23 at a Shubert theatre TBA. Opens Nov. 20. Last EPA for the Off-Broadway run: June 8, 2007.

*Equus, a revival of Peter Shaffer's 1973 psychological drama. The hit London production will transfer with Daniel Radcliffe (the Harry Potter films) and Richard Griffiths (The History Boys). Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin Aug. 11. Previews begin Sept. 5 at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens Sept. 25. Last EPAs: Nov. 25, 26, and 27, 2007. Upcoming Equity chorus call for male dancer-actors: May 5.

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, a revival of Ntozake Shange's 1976 "choreopoem," to star Grammy winner India.Arie. Casting: Chemin Bernard and David Petro, 1515 Broadway, Ste. 3820, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin on or about June 8. Performances begin on or about July 15 at a Broadway theatre TBA. Opens Aug. 2. Last EPA: March 20.

Godspell, a revival of the 1971 musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. Gavin Creel has been cast as Jesus. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin mid-June. Performances begin mid- to late July. Opens in August at a Shubert theatre TBA. Last EPAs: Nov. 16 and 19, 2007.

*Orphans, a revival of Lyle Kessler's 1983 play about a power struggle between two brothers and an older man. Al Pacino stars. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin in late November. Performances begin in early January 2009 at a Shubert theatre TBA. Upcoming EPA: April 25.

Pal Joey, a revival of the 1940 musical by John O'Hara, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart. Presented by Marc Platt (Wicked) and Roundabout Theatre Company, with Joe Mantello directing and a new book by Richard Greenberg. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin Oct. 7. Performances begin Nov. 21 at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 11 for a limited run. Last EPA: April 10. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 21.

Shrek, a musical version of the 2001 animated film, with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin in June. Out-of-town engagement at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, Aug. 14-Sept. 14. Previews begin Nov. 8 at the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, NYC. Opens Dec. 14. Last EPA: Jan. 3. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 8. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 17.

Stalag 17, a revival of Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski's 1951 play about a group of American soldiers in a German POW camp during World War II. Spike Lee will direct. Clive Owen and Mark Wahlberg have been mentioned to star. Casting: Jim Carnahan and Kim Coleman, Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Opening now slated for 2008-09 season. Last EPA: Aug. 29, 2007.

The Story of My Life, a new musical about a writer returning to his hometown. The score is by Neil Bartram and the book by Brian Hill. Richard Maltby, Jr. directs. A previous production played at CanStage in Toronto in fall 2006. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin in December. Opens in January 2009. Last EPA: April 22.

A Tale of Two Cities, a musical based on Charles Dickens' classic novel of the French Revolution, with book, music, and lyrics by Jill Santoriello. An out-of-town tryout played Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, Fla., Oct. 13-Nov. 18, 2007. Casting: Barry Moss and Bob Kale, 484 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin July 14. Performances begin Aug. 19 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Sept. 18. Last EPAs: April 7, 8, and 9. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 10.

To Be or Not to Be, a play by Nick Whitby based on the 1942 film comedy about a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. To be produced by Manhattan Theatre Club as part of its Broadway season. Casting: David Caparelliotis, Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W. 43rd St., 8th fl., NYC 10036. Performances begin Sept. 11 at the Biltmore Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 2. EPAs: TBA.

[title of show], a musical by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell about writing a musical. Presented Off-Broadway in 2006. The Off-Broadway cast — Bowen, Bell, Susan Blackwell, and Heidi Blickenstaff — and musical director Larry Pressgrove all return. Performances begin July 5 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens July 17. Possible EPAs and casting info: TBA.

Untitled Gershwin Project, a reworked version of Oh, Kay!, the 1926 musical by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, and George and Ira Gershwin. An earlier revision called They All Laughed, with a new book by Joe DiPietro, played the Goodspeed Opera House in 2001. A workshop with the title Heaven on Earth, featuring Harry Connick Jr. and Erin Dilly and directed by Kathleen Marshall, was performed in November 2007. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin in October. Out-of-town tryout in Boston: December 2008-January 2009. Opens on Broadway: February 2009. Last EPAs: March 27 and 28. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: March 24 and 25. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: April 1 and 2.

*West Side Story, a revival of the classic 1957 musical updating Romeo and Juliet to the gang-ridden streets of New York. Arthur Laurents, author of the book, will direct. Joey McKneely will re-create Jerome Robbins' original choreography. A pre-Broadway run at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., will be held Dec. 2, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009. Performances begin in February 2009 at a Broadway theatre TBA. Casting: Stuart Howard Associates, 207 W. 25th St., Ste. 601, NYC 10001. Last EPA: March 19. Last Equity principal dancer auditions: March 18 and 20. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: April 8 and 9. Upcoming open auditions: April 28, May 10 and 11.

Broadway: Currently Playing

The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow's adaptation of John Buchan's novel, best known for its 1935 film version directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Casting: Jack Bowdan, Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opened Jan. 15 for a limited run through March 29. Moving to the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., NYC, on April 29 for a May 8 opening. Possible future EPAs: TBD.

August: Osage County, Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the reunion of an Oklahoma family. Casting: Stuart Howard Associates, 207 W. 25th St., Ste. 601, NYC 10001. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Dec. 4 for a limited run. Moving to the Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., on April 29 for an open run. Last EPA: Sept. 27, 2007.

Avenue Q, a musical featuring live actors and puppets. Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened July 31, 2003. Last EPA: June 12, 2007. Last open call: Feb. 29. Last Equity chorus call: Dec. 11, 2007.

Boeing-Boeing, a transfer of the hit West End production of Marc Camoletti and Beverley Cross' 1960s comedy about an architect wooing three airline stewardesses. Matthew Warchus directs. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Now in previews at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens May 4. Last EPAs: Oct. 1, 2, and 3, 2007.

A Catered Affair, a musical version of Paddy Chayefsky's television play and its 1956 film adaptation. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., NYC. Opened April 17. Last EPA: Jan. 9. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 7.

*Chicago, a revival of the 1975 musical. Casting: Duncan Stewart, National Artists Management Company, 165 W. 46th St., Ste. 1202, NYC 10036. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 14, 1996. Upcoming EPA: May 8. Upcoming Equity chorus call: May 9.

A Chorus Line, a revival of the 1975 musical. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Oct. 5, 2006. Last EPA: Sept. 7, 2007. Last Equity principal dancer call: Jan. 9, 2006. Last Equity chorus call: Aug. 2, 2007. Last open call: March 3.

Cry-Baby, a musical version of John Waters' 1990 film. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin Feb. 18. Now in previews at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway. Opens April 24. Last EPA: Jan. 16. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 28. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 25.

Glory Days, a new musical, with book by James Gardiner and score by Nick Blaemire, about the reunion of four high school friends. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Played the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., Jan. 15-Feb. 17. Now in previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway, NYC. Opens May 6. Last EPA: April 9.

*Grease, a revival of the 1972 musical set in the 1950s. Casting: Sara Schatz, Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., NYC. Opened Aug. 19, 2007. The leads were cast via an NBC reality show. Last EPA: March 20, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 22. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 31. Last EPA for national tour: April 15. Last Equity chorus calls for singers for national tour: April 17 and 18. Upcoming Equity chorus calls for dancers for national tour: April 28 and 29.

Gypsy, a revival of the 1959 musical suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. This production was presented last summer at New York City Center. Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, and Boyd Gaines star. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened March 27. Last EPAs: Dec. 13 and 14, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Dec. 18, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 4.

Hairspray, a musical based on the 1988 John Waters film. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opened Aug. 15, 2002. Last EPA: Aug. 22, 2007. Last open call for the role of Tracy: Jan. 25. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Dec. 20, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Dec. 18, 2007.

In the Heights, a musical about a Hispanic neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., NYC. Opened March 9. Last EPAs: July 13 and 23, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Aug. 2, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 3, 2007. Last open call for singers: Aug. 8, 2007.

Jersey Boys, a musical featuring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opened Nov. 6, 2005. Last EPA: June 6, 2007. Last open call for principals: May 18, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Dec. 14, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Dec. 13, 2007.

Legally Blonde, a musical version of the 2001 film comedy. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, NYC. Opened April 29, 2007. Note: The replacement for the role of Elle Woods is being cast via an MTV reality show. Last EPA: Jan. 18. Last EPA for national tour: March 31. Last open auditions for the role of Elle Woods in NYC and Nashville, Tenn.: Feb. 4. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 19. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 22.

*The Lion King, a musical based on the 1994 animated film. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 13, 1997. Upcoming EPAs for all Disney shows: June 14 and 17. Last open call for kids: Feb. 10, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 12. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Feb. 4 and 5.

*The Little Mermaid, a musical based on the 1989 Disney animated film. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., NYC. Opened Jan. 10. Upcoming EPAs for all Disney shows: June 14 and 17. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 17. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 18.

Mamma Mia!, a musical featuring the songs of ABBA. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, NYC. Opened Oct. 18, 2001. Last EPA: July 11, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Nov. 6, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Nov. 9, 2007.

*Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opened Nov. 16, 2006. Upcoming EPAs for all Disney shows: June 14 and 17. Upcoming Equity chorus calls for singers: June 12 and 13. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: June 11. Last open call for dancers: April 6, 2006. Last open call for kids: April 1, 2006.

Monty Python's Spamalot, a musical based on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened March 17, 2005. Last EPA for Broadway and touring productions: Aug. 30, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 12. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 11.

Passing Strange, a musical about an African-American bohemian on a journey of self-discovery. Transfer of a production that ran at the Public Theater last spring. Casting: Jack Bowdan, Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened Feb. 28. Last EPA: Dec. 12, 2007.

The Phantom of the Opera, a musical based on the Gaston Leroux novel. The longest-running show in Broadway history. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened Jan. 26, 1988. Last EPA: Aug. 9, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 15. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 18.

South Pacific, a revival of the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, from Lincoln Center Theater. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC. Opened April 3, now in an open-ended run. Last EPA: Aug. 28, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 1, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 16, 2007.

Spring Awakening, a rock musical based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist drama. Casting: Jim Carnahan and Carrie Gardner, Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., NYC. Opened Dec. 10, 2006. Last EPA: March 12. Last EPA for adult roles in the national tour: Aug. 24, 2007. Last EPA for teen roles in the national tour: Aug. 16, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Nov. 1, 2007. Last open call for singers: April 29, 2007. Last chorus call for singers for the national tour: Sept. 6, 2007.

Wicked, a musical based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. George Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., NYC. Opened Oct. 30, 2003. Last EPA for Broadway: Aug. 30, 2006. Last EPA for the national tour: Aug. 31, 2007. Last open call for dancers: May 8, 2007. Last open chorus call for dancers: March 21, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 21. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 12, 2007.

*Xanadu, a musical based on the 1980 film, with a book by Douglas Carter Beane. The score features songs from the film and hits by Electric Light Orchestra. Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened July 10, 2007. Upcoming EPA: May 14. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: May 22. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: May 19.

Young Frankenstein, a musical version by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan of Brooks' 1974 film comedy. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Hilton Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opened Nov. 8, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 14. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 15.

Note: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Country Girl, The Homecoming, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (now in previews), Macbeth, November, Sunday in the Park With George, and Top Girls (now in previews) are limited runs. Rent is closing Sept. 7. Curtains is closing June 29. There is no further casting scheduled for these shows.

Broadway: Workshops, In Development, Etc.

9 to 5, a musical version of the 1980 film comedy about put-upon female office workers and their male-chauvinist boss. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Dolly Parton, who starred in the film, is writing the score. Patricia Resnick, co-author of the original screenplay, is penning the book. Joe Mantello is directing. A production starring Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, and Marc Kudisch will play the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles Sept. 3-Oct. 19. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 11. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 11.

13, a musical about a group of 13-year-olds at an Indiana middle school. Jason Robert Brown wrote the score and Dan Elish the book. Casting: Mark Simon Casting, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, Ste. 1014, NYC 10020. A production is planned for Goodspeed at Chester, May 9-June 8. According to Bloomberg.com, producers are planning a Broadway production in 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 7.

The Addams Family, a musical based on the cartoons of Charles Addams, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and score by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) are scheduled to direct and design. Target opening: 2009-10 season.

American Buffalo, a revival of David Mamet's 1976 play about three crooks planning a theft. Robert Falls directs, and John Leguizamo is in talks to star. Target opening: fall 2008.

The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, a revival of David Rabe's 1971 play about the Vietnam War. Fox News has reported that Leonardo DiCaprio is interested in starring but that the production depends on his schedule.

Berry Gordy Project, a musical based on the life of the Motown mogul. The New York Post reports that the show is in development and will employ Motown hits for the score.

The Boy Who Heard the Music, a musical by Pete Townshend of the Who, about a rock star recalling the formation of his band. A staging was presented at the Powerhouse Theater in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on July 13 and 14, 2007.

Bricktop Project, a new musical based on the life of Ada "Bricktop" Smith, a café owner and singer in the 1920s. Chuck Seffan is writing the lyrics and Ron Abel the music. Fantasia Barrino has been mentioned for the lead.

Busker Alley, a musical based on the 1938 film St. Martin's Lane. Jim Dale is slated to star and Tony Walton to direct. The show was originally scheduled to open on Broadway in 1995, but star Tommy Tune broke his foot, and the production closed out of town.

Cabaret, a revival of Roundabout Theatre Company's 1996 production, to be presented at the Henry Miller Theatre. Originally planned to open during the 2007-08 season.

Catch Me If You Can, a musical based on the 2002 film about a real-life con man, with book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. A reading was held Feb. 25-March 5 in Manhattan. Last EPA: Dec. 19, 2007.

Columbo Takes the Rap, a new play by William Link based on the TV detective created by Link and the late Richard Levinson. The play was a hit at the International Mystery Writers Festival in Owensboro, Ky., last June. Producer Zev Buffman is planning a national tour before a Broadway engagement in 2008.

Dancin', a revival of Bob Fosse's 1978 dance revue. Roundabout Theatre Company will produce. Graciela Daniele directs. Ann Reinking and Nicole Fosse are artistic consultants. Performances begin April 17, 2009, at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., NYC. Opens May 5, 2009.

Dancing in the Dark, a stage version of The Band Wagon, the 1953 movie musical about a Hollywood song-and-dance man returning to Broadway. A production at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego is running through April 13. Douglas Carter Beane is writing the book, and the score employs the songs of Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz. The cast includes Scott Bakula, Mara Davi, Sebastian LaCause, Beth Leavel, Adam Heller, and Patrick Page.

Designing Women, a play based on the hit TV series. Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, who created the show, is reportedly writing a stage version. Producers Anita Waxman and Elizabeth Williams are said to be interested in producing the play on Broadway.

Desire Under the Elms, a revival of Eugene O'Neill's 1924 drama, to star Brian Dennehy, directed by Robert Falls. Variety reports it will transfer to Broadway after it opens at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in January 2009.

Fences, a revival of August Wilson's 1987 play about a former baseball player and his family. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) will direct.

The First Wives Club, a musical based on the 1996 film comedy, featuring a score by pop songwriters Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland and a book by Rupert Holmes.

From These Roots, a musical based on Aretha Franklin's autobiography. Open auditions were held in Detroit on May 1, 2, and 3, 2007.

The Gershwins' An American in Paris, a stage version of the 1951 Oscar-winning movie musical. Ken Ludwig is writing a new book with a different story from Alan Jay Lerner's original screenplay. A production is planned for the Alley Theatre in Houston, to star Harry Groener and Kerry O'Malley, April 26-June 1.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a gothic musical ghost story with book by best-selling author Stephen King and score by rock star John Mellencamp. A production is slated for Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in spring 2009.

Going Hollywood, a musical based on Once in a Lifetime, the 1930 comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The musical had two readings and a workshop in 1983. David Zippel wrote the lyrics, Zippel and Joe Leonardo wrote the book, and Jonathan Sheffer composed the music. Jerry Mitchell will direct a reading of a revised version on May 6 in Manhattan with Christian Borle, Matthew Morrison, Leslie Kritzer, Richard Kind, Julie Halston, and David Pittu.

Golden Boy, a revival of the 1964 musical based on Clifford Odets' play of the same name. The New York Post reports that Usher is in negotiations to play the lead.

Grumpy Old Men, a musical based on the 1993 comedy about a pair of elderly neighbors engaged in a lifelong feud. A reading with Christopher Lloyd, George Hearn, Adrienne Barbeau, Carol Kane, Garrett Morris, and Conrad John Schuck was held Nov. 1 and 2, 2007, in Manhattan. The score is by Neil Berg (music) and Nick Meglin (lyrics); the book is by Dan Remmes.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a stage version of the 1967 Oscar-winning film about an interracial couple, adapted by Todd Kreidler from William Rose's screenplay. Kenny Leon will direct. Target opening: fall 2008.

Houdini, a musical based on the life of the legendary escape artist, with music by Oscar and Grammy winner Danny Elfman, lyrics by David Yazbek (The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), and book by Kurt Andersen (the novels Heyday and Turn of the Century). To be directed by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray). Target opening: spring 2010.

In Masks Outrageous and Austere, an unfinished play by Tennessee Williams about a billionairess. The Daily News and the New York Post have reported that Gore Vidal is completing the script for a Broadway production to be directed by Peter Bogdanovich and to star Cybill Shepherd. The Halcyon Co. is producing. Target opening: spring 2008.

Leap of Faith, a musical version of the 1992 film about a con artist posing as an evangelist, featuring music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Janus Cercone, author of the original screenplay. Taylor Hackford (Ray, An Officer and a Gentleman) directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. A workshop production is planned for April 14-May 13 in NYC. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 12. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 11.

Little House on the Prairie, a musical version of the series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Melissa Gilbert (who starred in the TV series based on the books) and Patrick Swayze headlined a workshop presentation directed by Francesca Zambello (The Little Mermaid) on April 16 and 17, 2007, in Manhattan. A full production will be mounted in Minneapolis at the Guthrie Theater this summer.

The Man in the Ceiling, a musical version of Jules Feiffer's children's book, will have a script by Feiffer and a score by Andrew Lippa. Disney Theatricals is producing. The show is currently being written.

The Man in the White Suit, a musical version of the 1951 film comedy about an inventor who creates an indestructible fabric, by Mark Hollmann (music and lyrics), Greg Kotis (book and lyrics), and David Petrarca (book and direction). Hollmann and Kotis collaborated on Urinetown. Hunter Foster, Jenny Powers, Christian Hoff, and Gregg Edelman participated in a reading on Oct. 20, 2006.

My Man Godfrey, a musical version of the 1936 screwball film comedy, with book by Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde) and score by Mark Hollmann (Urinetown).

Natural Woman, a new book musical featuring the songs of Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Director Michael Blakemore staged a private reading starring Tom Wopat and Randy Graff.

Nero, a musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) about the Roman emperor. A reading starring Euan Morton and Jan Maxwell was recently held at the Public Theater.

The Nutty Professor, a musical version of the 1963 Jerry Lewis film comedy. Target Broadway opening: October 2008.

One Heart at a Time, a musical about George Washington Carver, with a book by Mark St. Germain, music by Louis St. Louis, and lyrics by St. Germain and Thomas W. Jones. Originally targeted for the 2006-07 season. No firm dates.

Porgy and Bess, a new production of the opera by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, adapted as a musical and directed by Trevor Nunn. Opened Nov. 9, 2006, at London's Savoy Theatre to mostly positive notices. There are plans for a Broadway transfer.

Promises, Promises, a revival of the 1968 musical based on the film The Apartment. Rob Ashford recently directed a workshop starring Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) and Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada).

Pure Country, a new musical about a country star returning to his Texas roots. A New York workshop will be held April 28-May 31. Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. Target opening: spring 2009. Last EPA: March 14. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 17. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 4.

Rocky, a musical version of the 1976 film. Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Young Frankenstein) is writing the book, and lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty (Once on This Island, Ragtime, The Glorious Ones) are working on the score.

Sammy, a musical biography of Sammy Davis Jr. Variety reports that Leslie Bricusse (Stop the WorldI Want to Get Off, Jekyll & Hyde) is writing the score, Debbie Allen will direct, and Elijah Kelley (the film version of the musical Hairspray) will play the lead.

Sister Act, a musical version of the 1992 film comedy, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. Closed at the Pasadena Playhouse on Dec. 23, 2006.

Speed-the-Plow, a revival of David Mamet's 1988 play about corruption in Hollywood. The New York Post reports that Jessica Alba, James Gandolfini, and Michael Imperioli are being considered for the leads.

Spider-Man, a musical based on the comic book superhero. Julie Taymor will direct and collaborate on the book with Glen Berger. The score is by Bono and the Edge of U2. A reading was held in Manhattan on July 12 and 13, 2007. Target opening: 2009-10 season.

Tales of the City, a musical based on Armistead Maupin's series of novels about San Francisco in the 1970s. Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) is writing the book, and the score will be by Jason Sellard and John Garden of the band Scissor Sisters. Jason Moore (Avenue Q) directs. Target Broadway opening: 2009-10 season.

To Die For, a musical based on the Joyce Maynard novel and the 1995 film inspired by a real-life murder case, to be produced by Tara Smith and B. Swibel (Xanadu). No creative team has been announced.

Vanities, a musical based on Jack Heifner's 1976 Off-Broadway play about three cheerleaders growing up in the 1960s and '70s, with a score by David Kirshenbaum and a book by Heifner. A private industry presentation directed by Judith Ivey was held Sept. 27, 2007. A production is planned for the Pasadena Playhouse, Aug. 22-Sept. 28 (with a possible extension to Oct. 5). A Broadway run is expected to follow. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Jan. 3, 7, and 9.

The White House Murder Case, a revival of Jules Feiffer's 1970 political satire. Producer Jeffrey Richards recently held a reading with Alan Alda, Tony Roberts, John Cullum, Penny Fuller, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Off-Broadway: Current Long-Running Productions

Altar Boyz, a mock concert of a Christian boy band. Casting: Rachel Hoffman, Dave Clemmons Casting, 265 W. 30th St., NYC 10001. New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., NYC. Opened March 1, 2005.

Blue Man Group, a performance-art piece with a cast of three. Casting: Blue Man Productions, 599 Broadway, 5th fl., NYC 10012. Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., NYC. Opened Nov. 11, 1991.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, a four-character revue. Casting: Stuart Howard and Amy Schecter, Stuart Howard Associates, 207 W. 25th St., Ste. 601, NYC 10001. Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St., NYC. Opened Aug. 1, 1996.

Naked Boys Singing, an all-male revue featuring nudity. Casting: Martian Entertainment, Attn: Casting, 165 W. 46th St., Ste. 1312, NYC 10036. New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., NYC. Opened July 22, 1999. Last auditions by appointment: April 3.

Perfect Crime, the longest-running play in Off-Broadway history. Casting: Catherine Russell, 1627 Broadway, NYC 10019. Duffy Theatre, 1627 Broadway, NYC. Opened April 18, 1987. Last call for Equity pictures and résumés: Sept. 27, 2007.

Stomp, a percussion performance-art piece. Casting: Vince Liebhart, 70A Greenwich Ave., #102, NYC 10011. Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Ave., NYC. Opened Feb. 27, 1994.

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