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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

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 from Feb. 4 through mid-April. With Isla Fisher and Krysten Ritter. Principals: No information available. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, candgcasting@gmail.com.

The Wrestler, a drama about a retired pro wrestler. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Shooting Jan. 29-March 18. With Mickey Rourke. Principals: No further casting. Background: Lori Eastside, NYC Casting, 212 Bowery, NYC 10012.

UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

*1 Day Phases, a comic drama. Directed by Jasmine Castillo. Shooting weekends in early March. Principals and background: lee_walker82@yahoo.com or promoj@gmail.com. Seeking Caucasian and Hispanic girls, about age 10 or 11. Nonunion shoot; no pay.

Blood Cauldron, a horror film about a secret underground research facility. Directed by Robert Stock. Shooting begins March 22. 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.

Duplicity, a thriller about a pair of corporate spies. Directed by Tony Gilroy. Shooting March 10-May 27. With Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. Principals: No information available. Background: Barbara McNamara Casting, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, NYC 10001.

The Expendables: Soul Harvest, a horror film about a church's hit squad against evil. Directed by Robert Stock. Shooting begins June 21. 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.

Out of Brooklyn, a film set in New York City and Sicily. Director to be announced. Shooting begins in April. 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.

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 March 19 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.

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 late March through May. Principals and background: Haromar Pictures Ltd., P.O. Box 286273, NYC 10128. Also needs crew, including sound recorder, production assistant, and hair/makeup technician.

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).

Sad Sack Sally, a comedy about a young woman who moves to New York and goes to work for an evangelical greeting card company. Directed by Spencer Schilly. Shooting intermittently from March 1 through mid-May. Principals: No further casting. Background: Half Moon Productions, 510 E. Sixth St. #C2, NYC 10009 or lalabowen@hotmail.com. No pay for background players, who must be non-SAG.

Silent River, a DV ghost story directed by Doug Eaton. Shooting from March or April through June in the Easton/Bethlehem, N.J., area. Principals and background: douglaseaton@comcast.net. No pay.

Six Bullets From Now, an action film set in 1971 about a heist at New York's Pierre Hotel. Directed by Stephen T. Kay. No information on revised start date; the production office is not currently open. With Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, and Tim Roth. Principals: Avy Kaufman Casting, 180 Varick St., 16th fl., NYC 10014. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001

The Taking of Pelham 123, an action picture 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. Please do not send additional résumés and headshots if you have already registered with Billy Dowd Casting.

TV IN PRODUCTION

*30 Rock, a half-hour comedy for NBC about the backstage life of a network comedy show. With Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan. Principals: No information available. Background: Barbara McNamara Casting, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, NYC 10001. A spokesperson reports that an announcement is imminent regarding resumption of production following the end of the writers strike. The first new post-strike episode is slated to air April 10.

*Gossip Girl, an hourlong teen drama for the CW, based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. 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. As of press time, spokespersons for the series had not answered queries about a start date following the end of the writers strike.

*Law & Order, an hourlong NBC drama starring 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. Shooting is scheduled to resume in early March.

*Law & Order: Criminal Intent, an hourlong drama for the USA Network starring 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. Shooting is scheduled to resume in early March.

*Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, an hourlong NBC drama starring 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. Shooting is scheduled to resume in early March.

*Lipstick Jungle, an hourlong dramedy for NBC starring Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, and Lindsay Price. 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. As of press time, no announcement had been made regarding a start date following the end of the writers strike.

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. Principals and background: Black Noise Media, JAF Station, P.O. Box 8623, NYC 10116. Nonunion shoot; some pay.

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 June. Broadway opening in the fall. Last EPA for adult roles: Oct. 18, 2007. 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.

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. Performances begin April 19 at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens May 4. Last EPAs: Oct. 1, 2, and 3, 2007.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a revival of Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, featuring an African-American cast. Debbie Allen directs. Casting: Peter Wise, 18034 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 403, Encino, CA 91316. Performances begin Feb. 12 at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens March 6 for a limited run. Last EPAs: Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1, 2007.

A Catered Affair, a musical version of Paddy Chayefsky's television play and its 1956 film adaptation. Harvey Fierstein is writing the book and will play a featured role. John Bucchino is writing the score, and John Doyle (Company, Sweeney Todd) directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin March 6. Broadway performances begin March 25 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens April 17. Last EPA: Jan. 9. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 7.

The Country Girl, a revival of Clifford Odets' 1950 drama about an alcoholic actor attempting a comeback. Mike Nichols directs and Morgan Freeman, Frances McDormand, and Peter Gallagher will star. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Performances begin April 3 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens April 27. Last EPAs: Oct. 9 and 10, 2007.

Cry-Baby, a musical version of John Waters' 1990 film. A four-week workshop was held in Manhattan in May 2007. A pre-Broadway run at La Jolla Playhouse closed Dec. 16, 2007. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin Feb. 18. Previews begin March 15 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.

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. Runs Sept. 25, 2008-Feb. 8, 2009, at a Shubert theatre TBA. Last EPAs: Nov. 25, 26, and 27, 2007.

Godspell, a revival of the 1971 musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. 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.

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 will star. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Opens March 27 at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., NYC. Last EPAs: Dec. 13 and 14, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Dec. 18, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 4.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a revival of Christopher Hampton's stage version of Choderlos de Laclos' novel. Laura Linney stars. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin March 11. Performances begin April 11 at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens May 1 for a limited run. Last EPA: Nov. 6, 2007.

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.

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. Performances begin March 1 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC. Opens April 3 for a limited run through June 15. Last EPA: Aug. 28, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 1, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 16, 2007.

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. Opens in May at a theatre TBA. Last EPA: Aug. 29, 2007.

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 15 at the Biltmore Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens May 7 for a limited run. Last EPA: Sept. 28, 2007.

Broadway: Currently Playing

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. 11, 2007. Last Equity chorus call: Dec. 11, 2007.

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. Last EPA: Nov. 29, 2007. Last Equity chorus call: Nov. 28, 2007.

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: Nov. 20, 2006.

*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, 2007. Last EPA: Feb. 5. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Aug. 27, 2007. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 26.

Grease, a revival of the 1972 musical set in the 1950s. Casting: 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.

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. Closed Off-Broadway at 37 Arts on July 15, 2007. Now in previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., NYC. Opens March 9. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. 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.

Is He Dead?, an unproduced 1898 play by Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, about an artist faking his own death to increase the value of his paintings. Norbert Leo Butz stars. Michael Blakemore directs. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Dec. 9, 2007. Last EPAs: April 16, 17, and 18, 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. Upcoming EPA for national tour: Feb. 25. Last open auditions for the role of Elle Woods in NYC and Nashville, Tenn.: Feb. 4. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 19. Upcoming 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 EPA: Feb. 21. 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. Last EPA: June 19, 2007. 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. Last EPA: Sept. 10, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 5. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 6. 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: Sept. 27, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Nov. 9, 2007.

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. Now in previews at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens 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.

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: Dec. 4, 2007. 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: Nov. 26, 2007. 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. Last EPA: Feb. 18, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Dec. 5, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Nov. 20, 2007.

*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. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 14. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 15.

Note: The 39 Steps; August: Osage County; Come Back, Little Sheba; The Homecoming; November; Rock 'n' Roll; The Seafarer; and Sunday in the Park With George (in previews) are limited runs. The Color Purple is closing Feb. 24. The Farnsworth Invention is closing March 2. Rent is closing June 1. 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. 21-Oct. 19. 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.

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.

Brigadoon, a revival of the 1947 classic by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. John Guare is rewriting the book, and Rob Ashford is director-choreographer. The New York Post reports that a Broadway production is planned for early 2009.

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 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 will be 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. Graciela Daniele directs and Ann Reinking is artistic consultant. Plans are for a spring 2009 Broadway opening after a run in Toronto.

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 slated for March 4-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.

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 Erin Dilly, April 26-June 1.

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.

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.

Pal Joey, a revival of the 1940 musical by Rodgers and Hart. Producer Marc Platt (Wicked) recently announced he would be unable to present the show, but the New York Post has reported that Roundabout Theatre Company may pick it up for spring 2008 at Studio 54. Joe Mantello will direct, and Richard Greenberg is revising John O'Hara's book. Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys) and Stockard Channing are reportedly being considered for the leads.

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.

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.

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.

They All Laughed/Heaven on Earth, a reworked version of Oh, Kay!, the 1926 musical by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, and George and Ira Gershwin. This version, with a new book by Joe DiPietro, played Goodspeed Opera House in 2001. A workshop with the new title Heaven on Earth, featuring Harry Connick Jr. and Erin Dilly and directed by Kathleen Marshall, was performed in November 2007.

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.

Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening, 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 edition opened Sept. 23, 2007.

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: 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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