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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

*Choke, a dark comedy directed by Clark Gregg. Shooting July 9-Aug. 10. With Sam Rockwell. Principals: No further casting. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3170, Guttenberg, NJ 07093. Some background roles require nudity.

*College Road Trip, a comedy directed by Roger Kumble. Shooting July 9-Sept. 11. With Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symoné. Principals: No further casting. Background: Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting, 71 Park Ave., NYC 10016.

Fight the Panda Syndicate, a dark comic adventure directed by Jason J. Dale. Shooting now through the end of summer in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Principals: No further casting. Background: christopher.pickhardt@crazyelkproductions.com.

A Meteorite for the Mantlepiece, a dramedy about divorced parents whose lives are touched by astronauts. Directed by John W. McKelvey. Shooting continues in Albany, N.Y., and central New Jersey through the end of summer. With Tiffany Anne Carrin, Kelly Terrell, and Carolyn Slesinski. Principals: No further casting. Background: The Raconteur, c/o John W. McKelvey, 431 Main St., Metuchen, NJ 08840 or WVWalenrod@aol.com. No pay.

On the Hook, a film noir directed by Richard Ledes. Shooting June 18-July 27. With Frank Langella, Elliott Gould, and Laura Harring. Principals: No further casting. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3170, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

*Pressure, a drama directed by Abdu Dandridge. Shooting July 9-26. Principals: No further casting. Background: pefilms@yahoo.com. Especially seeking African-American and Latino actors, 18-30.

Queen of Media, a biopic about shock jock Wendy Williams. Directed by Furqaan Clover. Shooting now through late July in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Principals: No further casting. Background: Go to www.furqaanfilms.com for contact information.

Revolutionary Road, a drama about a young couple in suburban Connecticut, based on the novel by Richard Yates. Directed by Sam Mendes. Shooting May 22-Aug. 3. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Zoe Kazan, David Harbour, and Michael Shannon. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, a Warner Bros. film directed by Sanaa Hamri. Shooting now through July 31 in New York City and Connecticut. With America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

The Angel Project, a drama directed by Adrain Washington. Shooting in September in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia. Principals and background: Adrain Washington, Attn: NDWTD, 12 Koster Blvd., Ste. 1, Edison, NJ 08337, or adrainwashington@yahoo.com. For more info, go to www.nodealswiththedevil.com. No pay.

*Asbury Forever, a contemporary dramatic mystery about a legend from the 1950s. Jay McCarey directs. Concludes shooting Sept. 4-30 in Asbury Park, N.J. Principals and background: New Century Pictures, Attn: Asbury Forever Casting, P.O. Box 370, Fanwood, NJ 07023.

*Between Love and Goodbye, an HD gay drama directed by Casper Andreas. Shooting Sept. 6-25 in New York City. Principals: Goodbye Love Productions LLC, 8 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1002, NYC 10003 or submit via BackStage.com. Casting the following roles only: April (early to mid-20s, attractive male-to-female transsexual who passes as male at one point, musical ability a plus), Gina (mid-20s, male-to-female transsexual, possibly Puerto Rican, musical ability a plus), Darren (mid-20s, sexy black or Latino male, full frontal nudity and sexual situations). Background: Not casting.

*Burn After Reading, a drama set against a CIA background, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Shooting Aug. 29-Oct. 31. With John Malkovich, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, and Brad Pitt. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*Chrysanthemum, a romantic drama directed by Mario de Grossi. Shooting Sept. 30 to early November. Principals: sati.samadhi@gmail.com. Seeking the following role only: female, 18-20, slender, beautiful, frail; Italian as first language a plus; brief discreet back topless scene during simulated sex. Background: No further casting. No pay.

*Collusions, Coverups, and Chicanery, a drama directed by Julian Williams. Shooting late October to early November in New York City. Principals and background: Crooked Stick Productions, 55 W. 116th St., Ste. 373, NYC 10026. Especially seeking African-born men and women. Some pay.

*Consent, a drama about a prominent family devastated by a daughter's suicide. Directed by Ron Brown. Shooting July 30-Aug. 26. Principals and background: TheDivineLorraine@gmail.com. Only two featured roles are currently being cast: Jillian (30-40, requires topless nudity) and Roxanne (20-25, gorgeous stripper, performs lap dance, requires topless nudity). Background includes actors to play high school students, plus adults to play parents and pedestrians. Non-SAG feature. No pay.

For Sake of Greencard, a comic drama about "an immigration scam gone whack." Director to be announced. Begins shooting in mid-August. Principals and background: Attn: 2PMMOVIES, 47 Great Jones St., NYC 10012. Some pay.

The Garden in the Room, a drama set in New York City, directed by Mario de Grossi. Shooting, scheduled to begin June 15, has been delayed. Principals: sati.samadhi@gmail.com. Seeking men and women, 20s-30s. British actors welcome; experience with improvisation a plus. Background: Not casting.

*Kalimera, an HD drama directed by Evangelos Giovanis. Shooting from late July to August. Principals and background: Vagoproductions@yahoo.com. No pay.

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. Begins shooting in August. Principals and background: Haramar Pictures, P.O. Box 228, Jefferson Valley, NY 10535.

The Long Weekend, a psychological thriller directed by Patrick Flynn. Shooting from late August to early September. Principals: P.C. Flynn, Park West Station, P.O. Box 20926, NYC 10025. Seeking Caucasian men and women, 22-28, especially a woman fluent in French or Italian to play a shy exchange student (topless nudity required for this role). Background: Not casting.

*Mother May I (working title), a film about a mother-daughter relationship gone wrong. Directed by Lee Bennett Sobel. Shooting in October in New York City. Principals and background: LeeSobel@aol.com.

Out of Brooklyn, a film set in New York City and Sicily. Director to be announced. Shooting begins in December. With Michael Sorvino, Leslie Easterbrook, Tamela D'Amico, and Joey Tuccio. Principals and background: Attn: Debbie, "Out of Brooklyn" Casting, 7 Birchbrook Dr., Valhalla, NY 10595.

Six Bullets From Now, an action film set in 1971 about a heist at New York's Pierre Hotel. Directed by Stephen T. Kay. Production on hold until fall. With Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, and Tim Roth. Principals: Avy Kaufman Casting, 180 Varick St., 16th fl., NYC 10014. Background: Heather Reidenbach, Central Casting New York, 1357 Broadway, Ste. 417, NYC 10018.

*You Don't Mess With the Zohan, a comedy about a Mossad agent who fakes his death and works as a New York hair stylist. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Shooting July 27-Oct. 15. With Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider. Principals: No information available. Background: Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting, 71 Park Ave., NYC 10016.

TV IN PRODUCTION

For One More Day, a TV movie from Harpo Productions, directed by Lloyd Kramer and starring Michael Imperioli and Ellen Burstyn. Shooting July 9 through mid-August in Connecticut. Principals: No further casting. Background: Central Casting New York; email foronemoreday57@gmail.com.

Law & Order, an hourlong NBC drama starring Sam Waterston, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Milena Govich, Alana De La Garza, and Jeremy Sisto. New season begins shooting Aug. 8. Principals: Lynn Kressel Casting, Pier 62, Room 304, West 23rd Street and Hudson River, NYC 10011. Background: Central Casting New York, 1357 Broadway, Ste. 417, NYC 10018.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent, an hourlong drama for the USA Network, starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Chris Noth, and Julianne Nicholson. Shooting from July 17 into April. Principals: 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.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, an hourlong NBC drama starring Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Connie Nielsen, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Diane Neal, Adam Beach, Tamara Tunie, and B.D. Wong. Shooting April 16-July 16. Principals: 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.

*Lipstick Jungle, an hourlong dramedy for NBC starring Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, and Lindsay Price. Shooting July 30 to late fall. Principals: James Calleri Casting, 133 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10001 or casting@callericasting.com. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*Rescue Me, an hourlong drama for FX starring Denis Leary. Shooting for current season ends July 25. Principals: Julie Tucker Casting, 568 Broadway, Ste. 301, NYC 10012. Background: Kristine Bulakowski Casting, Prince Street Station, P.O. Box 670, NYC 10012.

*Taking Chance, a TV movie for HBO based on the true story of a Marine escorting the body of a dead soldier. Directed by Ross Katz. Kevin Bacon stars. Shooting in the New York area July 1-Aug. 10 before moving to Montana. Principals: No further casting. 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, postcards.

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 postcards 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 postcards only.

OTHER PROJECTS

The Creative Conspiracy, a series of absurdist films, directed by Astro Saladino. Production is ongoing. Principals and background: zanybelvedere@cooltoad.com. Seeking all types. "Want creative revolutionaries, those with a hunger to step out of the mainstream and do something truly different — truly edgy and creative."

Broadway: Upcoming

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 February 2008. Target opening: fall 2008. Last Equity principal dancer audition for boys: Nov. 3, 2006. Last open call for boys: Nov. 11, 2006.

A Catered Affair, a musical version of Paddy Chayefsky's television play and its 1956 film adaptation. Harvey Fierstein is writing the book and is set to play a featured role. John Bucchino will write the score, and John Doyle (Company, Sweeney Todd) directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. A pre-Broadway production is set for San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, with performances starting Sept. 20. Broadway performances begin March 25 at a Jujamcyn theatre TBA. Opens April 17. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 15.

Cymbeline, a revival of Shakespeare's drama about an honest princess wrongfully accused of infidelity, presented by Lincoln Center Theater. Casting: Daniel Swee, Lincoln Center Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC 10023. Rehearsals begin approximately Sept. 20. Runs approximately Nov. 1-Jan. 6, 2008, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC. Last EPA: June 7.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a return engagement of the musical based on the children's book. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin approximately Sept. 24. Performances begin approximately Nov. 1 at a theatre TBA. Opens approximately Nov. 8 for a limited run through Jan. 6, 2008. Last EPA: June 14. Last Equity chorus call for singers: June 12. Last Equity chorus call for dancers (kids): June 15.

The Farnsworth Invention, a new play by Aaron Sorkin about the invention of television. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin on or about Sept. 10. Performances begin on or about Oct. 15 at a theatre TBA. Opens on or about Nov. 18. Last EPAs: July 5, 6, and 9.

The Female of the Species, a new play by Joanna Murray-Smith about an Australian author dealing with a young fan and writer's block. Annette Bening stars and Michael Mayer directs. Casting: TBA. Pre-Broadway engagement: Feb. 5-March 16, 2008, at the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles. Performances begin April 11, 2008, at a Broadway theatre TBA. Opens April 28, 2008.

Grease, a revival of the 1972 musical set in the 1950s. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Previews begin July 24 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Aug. 19. The leads were cast via an NBC reality show. Last EPA: March 20. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: Sept. 25 and 26, 2006. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Sept. 28 and 29, 2006.

Guys and Dolls, a transfer of the 2005 Donmar Warehouse revival of the classic 1950 musical based on Damon Runyon characters, which is still running at the Piccadilly Theatre in London. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin January 2008. Performances begin February 2008 at a theatre TBA, with a March 2008 opening. Last EPAs: June 18, 19, and 20. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: June 21 and 22. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 25.

The Homecoming, a revival of Harold Pinter's 1964 play. Ian McShane stars and Daniel Sullivan directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin in October. Performances begin in November at a theatre TBA. Last EPA: July 12.

*In the Heights, a musical about a Hispanic neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. Closed Off-Broadway at 37 Arts on July 15. Moving during the 2007-08 season to a Broadway theatre to be announced. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: July 13 and 23. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: Aug. 2. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 3.

The Little Mermaid, a musical based on the 1989 Disney animated film. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Pre-Broadway tryout in Denver begins performances July 26. Previews begin Nov. 3 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 6. Last EPA: June 19. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: Oct. 10 and 12, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 16, 2006.

Lone Star Love, a musical based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, set in 1870s Texas. Originally presented Off-Broadway during the 2003-04 season. Casting: Barry Moss, 424 W. 43rd St., Suite 28R, NYC 10036. Pre-Broadway engagement at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle: Sept. 8-30. Previews begin Nov. 1 at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 3. EPA: TBA.

Mauritius, Theresa Rebeck's play about two estranged half-sisters, to be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club. Casting: David Caparelliotis, Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W. 43rd St., 8th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin Aug. 9. Previews begin Sept. 13 at the Biltmore Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Sept. 13. Last EPA: May 9.

November, a new play by David Mamet about one day in the life of a president of the United States just before the national election in which he is running as the incumbent. Nathan Lane will star. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin Nov. 26. Performances begin Dec. 21 at a theatre TBA for a Jan. 17, 2008, opening. Last EPAs: July 5, 6 and 9.

Pygmalion, a revival of George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy, starring Jefferson Mays as Professor Henry Higgins and Claire Danes as Eliza Doolittle, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin Aug. 14. Performances begin Sept. 14 at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., NYC. Last EPA: May 23.

The Ritz, a revival of Terrence McNally's 1975 comedy about a straight businessman hiding from his mobster brother-in-law in a gay bathhouse, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company. Joe Mantello directs, with Rosie Perez and Kevin Chamberlin starring. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin Aug. 21. Performances begin Sept. 14 at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 11 for a limited engagement through Dec. 30. Last EPA: June 13.

Rock 'n' Roll, Tom Stoppard's play about the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, which recently concluded a West End run. Performances begin Oct. 19 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 4. Casting info: TBA.

The Seafarer, Conor McPherson's play about a card game among working-class Dubliners. Casting: Stanczyk/Cherpakov Casting, 150 W. 28th St., #701, NYC 10001. Rehearsals begin on or about Oct. 8. Previews begin on or about Nov. 18 at a theatre TBA. Opens on or about Dec. 6. Last EPAs: March 21, 22, and 23.

South Pacific, a revival of the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, from Lincoln Center Theater. Bartlett Sher directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin on or about Jan. 17, 2008. Previews begin on or about Feb. 28, 2008, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC. Runs through June 15, 2008. Last EPA: June 20.

Sunday in the Park With George, a revival by Roundabout Theatre Company of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about the painter Georges Seurat. This production was presented by the Menier Chocolate Factory in London in the 2005-06 season. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin Dec. 11. Previews begin Jan. 18, 2008, at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., NYC. Opens Feb. 14, 2008. Last EPAs: March 20, 21, and 22.

Top Girls, a revival of Caryl Churchill's 1982 play, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club. Casting: David Caparelliotis, Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W. 43rd St., 8th fl., NYC 10036. Previews begin April 12 at the Biltmore Theatre, 461 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens May 3.

Treasure Island, a stage version of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel. Casting: Pat McCorkle Casting, 575 Eighth Ave., 18th fl., NYC 10018. Postponed from a summer 2007 opening. Target opening: 2007-08 season. Last EPAs: April 10, 11, and 12.

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. Out-of-town engagement at Seattle's Paramount Theatre: Aug. 7-Sept. 1. Previews begin Oct. 11 at the Hilton Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens Nov. 8. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: Feb. 8 and 9. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Feb. 19 and 20.

Broadway: Currently Playing

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway, NYC. Opened May 2, 2005, after an Off-Broadway run. Last EPAs: May 14 and 16.

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. Last open call: Feb. 11. Last Equity chorus call: June 11.

Chicago, a revival of the 1975 musical. Casting (note new information): Duncan Stewart, National Artists Management Company, 165 W. 46th St., Suite 1202, NYC 10036. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 14, 1996. Last EPA: July 13. Last Equity chorus call: July 12.

*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: June 21, 2005. Last Equity principal dancer call: Jan. 9, 2006. Upcoming Equity chorus call: Aug. 2. Last open call: Nov. 20, 2006.

The Color Purple, a musical based on the novel by Alice Walker. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, NYC. Opened Dec. 1, 2005. Last EPA: Nov. 10, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: July 10. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: July 19. Last open call for singers: Nov. 28, 2006. Last open call for male dancers: May 15.

Curtains, a musical murder mystery by John Kander, the late Fred Ebb, Rupert Holmes, and the late Peter Stone. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened March 22. Last EPAs: Oct. 5 and 7, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 10, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 11, 2006.

The Drowsy Chaperone, a comedy about a fictional 1928 musical. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, NYC. Opened May 1, 2006. Last EPA: April 19. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: May 8. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 3.

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. 31, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: June 5. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Dec. 14, 2006.

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. Last open call for principals: May 18, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: June 12. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 11.

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. Last EPA: June 8, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: June 7, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 26, 2006.

Les Misérables, a revival of the 1987 musical based on Victor Hugo's novel. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 9, 2006. Last EPAs: April 13 and 18, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 1.

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. Last EPA: June 19. Last open call for kids: Feb. 10. Last Equity chorus call for singers: July 24. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: July 16 and 17.

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. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: May 3. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 1.

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. Last EPA: June 19. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 20. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Jan. 24 and 25, 2006. Last open call for kids: April 1, 2006. Last open call for dancers: April 6, 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. 22, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 25. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 24.

*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: April 18, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 31. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: Aug. 7.

*Rent, a rock musical suggested by Puccini's La Bohème. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., NYC. Opened April 29, 1996. Last EPA: Oct. 4, 2006. Last open call for singers: Nov. 28, 2005. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 21.

Spring Awakening, a rock musical based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist drama. Casting: Jim Carnahan and Carrie Gardner, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., NYC. Opened Dec. 10, 2006. Last EPAs: Sept. 12 and 14, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 14. Last open call for singers: April 29.

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 and national tour: Aug. 30, 2006. Last open chorus call for dancers: March 21, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: May 7. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 12. Last open call for dancers: May 8.

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. The cast includes Kerry Butler, Tony Roberts, and Cheyenne Jackson (replacing James Carpinello, who broke his ankle in rehearsal). Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened July 10. Last EPA: Feb. 18. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 16. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 20.

Note: 110 in the Shade, Deuce, Old Acquaintance, Gypsy, and The Year of Magical Thinking are limited runs. Beauty and the Beast and Grey Gardens are closing July 29. Frost/Nixon is closing Aug. 19. 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. Target opening: 2008-09 season. A reading was held in early July in Manhattan with Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, and Marc Kudisch.

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. A production ran at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum earlier this year. According to Bloomberg.com, producers are planning a Broadway production in early 2008.

The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow's adaptation of John Buchan's novel, best known for its 1935 film version directed by Alfred Hitchcock. This stage edition recently played London's West End and is slated for a run at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Sept. 14-Oct. 14, before a Broadway run. A cast of four actors will play 150 roles.

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 Broadway season.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a revival of Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama featuring an African-American cast. Debbie Allen is slated to direct. Originally planned for an October 2007 opening, the show has been postponed due to the lack of an available theatre.

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 is being held through July 27 in New York. Last EPA: May 10.

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., in June. Producer Zev Buffman is planning a national tour before a Broadway engagement in 2008.

Cry-Baby, a musical version of John Waters' 1990 film. A four-week workshop in Manhattan concluded in May. A pre-Broadway run at La Jolla Playhouse is scheduled for November. Plans are for a March 2008 opening at a Broadway theatre TBA. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036.

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.

Dreamgirls, a revival of the 1981 musical. The New York Post has reported that the popularity of the recent film version is sparking interest in a new production.

Equus, a revival of Peter Shaffer's 1973 psychological drama. The hit London production starring Daniel Radcliffe (the Harry Potter films) and Richard Griffiths (The History Boys) will transfer to Broadway in May or June 2008.

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.

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.

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. Hugh Jackman played the lead in a workshop presentation. Target opening: 2007-08 season.

Lone Star Love, a musical based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, set in 1870s Texas. Originally presented Off-Broadway during the 2003-04 season. Target Broadway opening: sometime in 2007.

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.

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.

Pal Joey, a revival of the 1940 musical by Rodgers and Hart. Producer Marc Platt (Wicked) has reportedly lined up Joe Mantello to direct, Matthew Bourne to choreograph, and Richard Greenberg to update the book. Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys) is reportedly being considered for the lead. Target opening: spring 2008.

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.

Prairie, a musical version of the Little House on the Prairie series of books. Melissa Gilbert (who starred in the TV series based on the books) and Patrick Swayze headlined a workshop presentation April 16 and 17 in Manhattan. There are plans for a tour during the 2007-08 season, with a possible Broadway run afterwards.

Shrek, a musical version of the 2001 animated film, with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. Target opening: 2007-08 season. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPAs for the reading: May 4 and 7. Last open call: Jan. 25.

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.

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 will be held in Manhattan on July 12 and 13.

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. Target opening: early 2008.

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.

The Fantasticks, a revival of the 1960 musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Snapple Theater Center, 210 W. 50th St., NYC. Opened Aug. 23, 2006.

Forbidden Broadway: The Roast of Utopia, the latest edition of the long-running satire of Broadway. Casting: Forbidden Broadway, 1501 Broadway, Ste. 1712, NYC 10036. 47th Street Theatre, 304 W. 47th St., NYC. Opened Jan. 15, 1982 (original edition). This new edition opened June 13.

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 4, 2006.

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: June 21.

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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