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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.)

An asterisk (*) denotes a new or changed listing.

FEATURE FILMS: CURRENTLY SHOOTING

Absurdities and Observations, a comic drama consisting of a series of seemingly unrelated scenes. Directed by and starring Raymond A. Mardo, with Mike Mariconda, Carnella Aldi, and Brutus Canign. Shooting now through November in New Jersey and New York. Principals and background: LGRE Productions, P.O. Box 328, Wayne, NJ 07474. Actors with skills and background in improvisation are especially desired. See www.raymardo.com for more information.

Asbury Forever, a dramatic mystery feature. Jay McCarey directs. Shooting Sept. 27 through November in Asbury Park, N.J. With Judy Sullivan, Curt Carlson, Erik McKay, and Bob Cleary. Principals and background: New Century Pictures, Attn: Asbury Forever Casting, P.O. Box 370, Fanwood, NJ 07023.

Definitely, Maybe, a romantic comedy spanning from the early 1990s to the present. Adam Brooks directs. Began shooting Oct. 2 and continues through Dec. 7. Principals: No further casting. Background: Kristine Bulakowski Casting, Prince Street Station, P.O. Box 670, NYC 10012.

*Funny Games, a thriller directed by Michael Haneke, based on his 1997 film. Shoots Sept. 18–Nov. 14. With Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, and Michael Pitt. Principals: No further casting. Background: Paladino Casting, 159 W. 25th St., 2nd fl., NYC 10001.

Guilty as Sin, a dramatic anthology film, directed by Josh Apter and Peter Olsen. Shooting Sept. 10–Nov. 20. Principals and background: info@lofipictures.com. Nonunion. Deferred pay.

*I Am Legend, a sci-fi action drama from Warner Bros., based on the Richard Matheson novel. Directed by Francis Lawrence; starring Will Smith. Shooting through about the end of February. Principals: No further casting. Background: Amerifilm Casting, 195 Chrystie St., Ste. 502G, NYC 10002.

*A Meteorite for the Mantlepiece, a dramedy about divorced parents whose lives are touched by astronauts. Directed by John W. McKelvey. Shooting in Albany, N.Y., and central New Jersey began June 19 and continues into early December. 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.

*Nuestra Vida, a drama about two friends who split up after a mother's death. Directed by and featuring Christopher Costello. With Julian Conde. Shooting Oct. 28–Nov. 27 in Kew Gardens, Queens. Mostly in English; some scenes in Spanish. Principals: No further casting. Background: flattireproductions@yahoo.com.

P.S., I Love You, a film about a woman who receives messages from her late husband to help her begin a new life. Richard LaGravenese directs. Shooting Oct. 17–Dec. 5. With Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates, and Gina Gershon. Principals: No further casting. Background: Central Casting New York, 1357 Broadway, Ste. 417, NYC 10018.

The Tourist, a thriller directed by Marcel Langenegger. Shooting from Oct. 12 through year's end. With Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman. Principals: No further casting. Background: TEC Casting, P.O. Box 523, Bronx, NY 10462.

*A Woman Scorned, a drama about a woman who finds out about her husband's secret gay life. Directed by Regina Braggs. Shoots Oct. 30–Nov. 14 in New Jersey and New York City. With Sharon Daughtry, Tracy Wilder, Sharon Battle, and Keattrice Peterson. Principals and background: reginafilms2004@yahoo.com. Especially seeking an African-American girl, 9–11. Nonunion. Some pay for principals; no pay for background actors.

UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

*The Accidental Husband, a romantic comedy about a radio talk-show host facing a life crisis. Griffin Dunne directs; shooting Nov. 13–Jan. 19. With Uma Thurman. Principals and background: Accidental Husband Production Office, Attn: Sheila Jaffe (Walken/Jaffe Casting), 100 Sixth Ave., 3rd fl., NYC 10013.

Atlas, an HD DV feature about love and politics, part fiction and part documentary, directed by Marc Lafia. Shooting begins in November in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Principals and background: Irena Rogovsky, Atlas Films, 191 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Particularly seeking actresses 35–50.

*Hidden, a dramatic feature about a young man who learns he has AIDS. Directed by Roy Chase. Shooting Nov. 18 through year's end. Principals: No further casting. Background: Damele Collier at revdamele@hotmail.com. Especially seeking African-American and Latino actors, ages 17–19, for a classroom sequence.

*Life in Flight, a dramatic feature by Tracey Hecht. Shooting in New York in late November through late December. Principals and background: Amerifilm Casting, 195 Chrystie St., Ste. 502G, NYC 10002.

Slipknot, a thriller dealing with espionage and computer hacking, to be directed by Scott Vincent. Begins shooting in late fall. Principals and background: MorningStar Films, P.O. Box 196, Rutherford, NJ 07070. No pay. Nonunion. All ages needed, especially "hip" actors, ages 25–45.

Spectacle of Cruelty, a drama about suicide bombers, to be directed by Nick Leshai. Starts shooting in November. Principals and background: ERS, P.O. Box 54, Bronx, NY 10468 or nleshai@yahoo.com. No pay.

Unidentified, a coming-of-age story about 20-somethings. Kevan Tucker directs. Shooting mostly in Brooklyn. Currently on hiatus; shooting will resume in early spring. Principals and background: floodgate.features@gmail.com. For more information, go to www.theunidentified.net. No pay.

*Untitled Michael Dandrea Feature, a character-driven thriller. Begins shooting in February or March. Principals and background: Attn: Michael Dandrea, Barleau Street Films, 30 Wellbrock St., Lindenhurst, NY 11757. Deferred pay.

TV IN PRODUCTION

*3 Lbs., an hourlong drama for CBS about New York City neurosurgeons. Shooting through Nov. 14. With Stanley Tucci, Mark Feuerstein, Tamara Taylor, Armando Riesco, and Indira Varma. Principals: McCorkle Casting, 575 Eighth Ave., 18th fl., NYC 10018. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

30 Rock, a half-hour comedy for NBC about the backstage life of a network comedy show. With Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, and Jack McBrayer. Shooting Aug. 29–Dec. 13. Principals: No information available. Background: Barbara McNamara Casting, 40 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10010.

The Black Donnellys, an hourlong NBC drama about four young Irish-American brothers who get caught up in New York's organized-crime scene. With Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde, Keith Nobbs, Billy Lush, Michael Stahl-David, and Kirk Acevedo. Shooting now through Dec. 1. Principals: Alexa Fogel, c/o Actors Alliance Studios, 330 W. 38th St., #906, NYC 10018. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*The Knights of Prosperity, a half-hour comedy for ABC about a group of blue-collar guys who scheme to rob a celebrity. Shooting wraps Nov. 13. With Donal Logue, Sofia Vergara, Kevin Michael Richardson, Lenny Venito, Maz Jobrani, and Josh Grisetti. Principals: Alaine Alldaffer, c/o Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Law & Order, an hourlong NBC drama starring Sam Waterston, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Milena Govich, and Alana De La Garza. Shooting now through spring 2007. 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: Criminal Intent, an hourlong NBC drama starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Chris Noth, and Nona Gaye. Shooting now through spring 2007. 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 Christopher Meloni, Connie Nielsen, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Diane Neal, Tamara Tunie, and B.D. Wong. Shooting Sept. 26–March 12. 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.

Six Degrees, an hourlong drama for ABC. Shoots from late July through early December. Principals: No information available at this time. Background: Amerifilm Casting, 195 Chrystie St., Ste. 502G, NYC 10002.

The Sopranos, an hourlong drama for HBO. With James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, and Michael Imperioli. Shoots June 26–Dec. 22. Principals: Walken/Jaffe Casting, 729 Seventh Ave., Ste. 14A, NYC 10019. 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), Darlene Rosa (associate casting director), 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 (previously listed as squashy squash-it), a series of absurdist films, directed by Astro Saladino. Shooting throughout the fall. Principals and background: vinehandler@hotmail.com. All types needed, especially unusual or quirky types. No pay.

NYC THEATRE PRODUCTION

Compiled by David Sheward

The following listings are NOT casting notices but are intended to provide the best general information available on current projects. 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.

Broadway: Upcoming

The Apple Tree, a revival of the 1966 musical, which consists of three one-acts based on stories by Mark Twain, Frank R. Stockton, and Jules Feiffer, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company and starring Kristin Chenoweth. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin Oct. 24. Performances begin Nov. 28 at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., NYC, for a limited run through March 25. Last EPA: Sept. 25. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 26. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Sept. 27.

Company, a revival of Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical about a bachelor and his married friends, directed by John Doyle (the current Sweeney Todd). Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Previews begin Oct. 30 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47 St., NYC. Opens Nov. 29. Note: All actors must be able to play at least two musical instruments. Last EPAs: May 18, 19, and 23. Last nonrequired open call: July 21.

Curtains, a musical murder mystery by John Kander, the late Fred Ebb, and Rupert Holmes. Closed an out-of-town run Sept. 10 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Broadway dates TBA. Last EPAs: Oct. 5 and 7. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 10. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 11.

*Grease, a revival of the 1972 musical set in the 1950s. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin on or about April 1, 2007. Target opening: June 2007. The leads will be cast via an NBC reality show, to be judged by the production's director-choreographer, Kathleen Marshall; Grease co-creator Jim Jacobs; and producer David Ian. Last EPA: Sept. 21. Upcoming open call for the reality TV show: Oct. 27. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: Sept. 25 and 26. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Sept. 28 and 29.

High Fidelity, a musical based on the 2000 film about the loves of a record-store owner. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Currently playing at the Colonial Theatre in Boston for an out-of-town tryout. Previews begin Nov. 20 at the Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 7. Last EPA: March 6. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 24. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 21.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a musical version of the Dr. Seuss children's book, originally produced at the Old Globe, San Diego. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Previews begin Oct. 25 at the Hilton Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens Nov. 3 for a limited run through Jan. 7, 2007. Last EPAs: Aug. 3 and 7. Last Equity chorus call: July 19.

*Inherit the Wind, a revival of the 1955 play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee based on the Scopes trial. Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy star under Doug Hughes' direction. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin Feb. 12, 2007. Runs April 15-July 15 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., NYC. Upcoming EPAs: Nov. 1, 2, and 3.

Journey's End, a revival of R.C. Sherriff's World War I-era play featuring an all-male cast. Currently playing in London's West End. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin in early February 2007. Opens in mid-April at a theatre TBA. Last EPA: July 21.

Les Misérables, a revival of the 1987 musical based on Victor Hugo's novel. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Previews begin Oct. 21 at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 9. Last EPAs: April 13 and 18.

Legally Blonde, a musical version of the 2001 film comedy. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Pre-Broadway tryout in San Francisco: Jan. 23-Feb. 25, 2007. Previews begin April 3, 2007, at the Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, NYC. Opens April 26, 2007. Last EPA: June 8. Last Equity chorus call for singers: June 7. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 26.

The Little Dog Laughed, a comedy by Douglas Carter Beane about a closeted gay movie star. Presented Off-Broadway last season at Second Stage Theatre. Casting: Mele Nagler, Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Previews begin Oct. 25 at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 12. Last EPA: Aug. 16.

The Little Mermaid, a musical based on the 1989 Disney animated film. Rehearsals begin May 2007. Pre-Broadway tryout in Denver: July 2007. Target Broadway opening: fall 2007. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPA: Oct. 5. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: Oct. 10 and 12. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 16.

The Pirate Queen, a musical based on the life of 16th-century Irish heroine Grace O'Malley, from the producers of Riverdance and the songwriters of Les Misérables. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Now at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, through Nov. 26. Previews begin Feb. 23, 2007, at the Hilton Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens March 22, 2007. Last EPA: March 27. Last Equity chorus call: June 23, 2005. Last open chorus call for dancers: March 28.

Spring Awakening, a rock musical based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist drama. Presented Off-Broadway this summer at Atlantic Theater Company. Casting: Jim Carnahan and Carrie Gardner, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Previews begin Nov. 16 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 10. Last EPAs: Sept. 12 and 14. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Sept. 18.

Talk Radio, a revival of Eric Bogosian's 1987 play about a shock-jock radio host and his listeners. Liev Schreiber stars under Robert Falls' direction. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin in January 2007. Performances begin in February at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., NYC, for a limited run. Last EPAs: Sept. 14 and 18.

Translations, a revival of Brian Friel's 1981 play, set in 19th-century Ireland. A co-production of Manhattan Theatre Club and the McCarter Theatre. Casting: Nancy Piccione, Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W. 43rd St., 8th fl., NYC 10036. Runs at the McCarter Theatre Oct. 10-29. Previews begin Jan. 4, 2007, at the Biltmore Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Jan. 25 for a limited run. Last EPA for understudies: Sept. 8.

The Vertical Hour, a new play by David Hare to star Julianne Moore. Casting: Daniel Swee, Lincoln Center Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC 10023. Rehearsals begin Oct. 2. Previews begin Nov. 9 at the Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 30. Last EPAs: April 6 and 10.

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: March 1. Last open call: Dec. 3, 2005. Last Equity chorus call: June 19.

Beauty and the Beast, a musical based on the 1991 animated film. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., NYC. Opened April 18, 1994. Last EPA: Feb. 10. Last Equity chorus calls: June 13 and 16.

Chicago, a revival of the 1975 musical. Casting: James Calleri and Duncan Stewart, Calleri Casting, 416 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 14, 1996. Last EPA: April 21. Last Equity chorus call: April 20.

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. Last EPA: June 21, 2005. Last Equity principal dancer audition: Jan. 9. Last Equity chorus call: Jan. 12. Last open calls: Jan. 13 and 14.

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: Feb. 8, 2005. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 30. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 14.

*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. Last EPA: Feb. 28. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 19. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 26.

Grey Gardens, a musical based on the 1975 documentary film; it ran at Playwrights Horizons this past season. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Now in previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 2. Last EPAs: June 27, 29, and 30.

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. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 11. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: May 30.

Jersey Boys, a musical featuring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opened Nov. 6, 2005. Last EPAs: May 15, 16, and 17. Last open call for principals: May 18. Last Equity chorus call: May 11-12.

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: Jan. 9. Last open call for kids: Jan. 28. Last Equity chorus call for singers: June 29. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 26-27.

Mamma Mia!, a musical featuring the songs of ABBA. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, NYC. Opened Oct. 18, 2001. Last EPA: July 19. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 3. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 4.

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, a musical revue featuring the comedian-actor. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Aug. 17. Last EPAs: Aug. 16 and 17, 2005.

Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film. Currently playing in London's West End. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Now in previews at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens Nov. 16. Last EPAs: Jan. 9, 10, and 12. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: Jan. 23 and 26. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Jan. 24 and 25. Last open call for kids: April 1. Last open call for dancers: April 6.

*Monty Python's Spamalot, a musical based on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened March 17, 2005. Last EPA for Broadway and touring productions: Aug. 22. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 26.

The Phantom of the Opera, a musical based on the Gaston Leroux novel. The longest-running show in Broadway history. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened Jan. 26, 1988. Last EPA: April 18. Last Equity chorus call for singers: July 20. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: July 19.

The Producers, a musical based on the 1968 film. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened April 19, 2001. Last EPA: June 26. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 29. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Aug. 31.

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. Last open call for singers: Nov. 28, 2005. Last Equity chorus call: Aug. 11.

Tarzan, a musical based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs character and the Disney animated film. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., NYC. Opened May 10. Last EPA: June 28, 2005. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 12. Last open principal call: Aug. 29, 2005. Last open call for kids: Nov. 14, 2005.

The Times They Are A-Changin', a musical featuring the songs of Bob Dylan, directed by Twyla Tharp. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Now in previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 26. Last EPA: March 27. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 31.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway, NYC. Opened May 2, 2005, after an Off-Broadway run. Last EPA for Broadway: March 15, 2005. Last EPA for the tour: May 3-5.

The Wedding Singer, a musical based on the 1998 film. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Opened April 27 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., NYC. Last EPA: April 14, 2005.

*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. Last open chorus call for dancers: March 21. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 20. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 13.

Note: Butley, The Coast of Utopia, Heartbreak House, and Losing Louie are limited runs. There is no further casting scheduled for these shows.

Broadway: Workshops, In Development, Etc.

The Bottom Line, a farcical comedy by Jonathan Lynn. Casting: Stuart Howard Associates, 207 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10001. Rehearsals, opening, and theatre TBA. Last EPA: Jan. 12.

Carmen, a musical based on the 1845 novella by Prosper Mérimée, which inspired the Bizet opera, with book by Sarah Miles, music by John Ewbank, and lyrics by Richard Ouzounian. Franco Dragone (Cirque du Soleil) directs. Target opening: 2006-07 season.

Coram Boy, Helen Edmundson's stage adaptation of Jamila Gavin's novel about two orphans in 18th-century England. A hit at London's National Theatre. Producers Bob Boyett and Bill Haber are hoping to transfer it to Broadway in February 2007.

The Country Girl, a Manhattan Theatre Club revival of Clifford Odets' 1950 drama about an alcoholic actor attempting a comeback. Originally planned for a May 2007 opening, it has been pushed back to the 2007-08 season.

Cry-Baby, a musical version of John Waters' 1990 film. It was set to play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Feb. 13-March 4, 2007, but that engagement has been postponed until a Broadway venue becomes available.

Flying Tigers, a musical about the volunteer American air guard that helped defend China against Japan during World War II, with book by William Luce (The Belle of Amherst), music by Roger Anderson, and lyrics by Kenneth Jones. Walter Painter is slated to direct and choreograph. Target opening: spring 2007.

Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan's play about David Frost's interviews with former President Richard Nixon, starring Frank Langella as Nixon and British actor Michael Sheen as Frost. Will soon transfer to a West End run in London after an engagement at the Donmar Warehouse. A Broadway transfer is a possibility.

The Homecoming, a revival of Harold Pinter's 1964 play. A possibility for the 2006-07 season. Daniel Sullivan directs.

Kristina, a musical based on four novels by Vilhelm Moberg about Swedish immigrants coming to America in the 1850s. Score by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA. A New York workshop in March has led to speculation about a tryout in Minneapolis in fall 2006, with a spring 2007 Broadway run possibly to follow.

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.

Legends!, a revival of the play by James Kirkwood, starring Joan Collins and Linda Evans. Tour opened Sept. 12 in Toronto and may come to Broadway. Last EPA for the tour: March 10.

A Little Night Music: Glenn Close is reportedly planning to star in a revival of this 1973 Stephen Sondheim musical.

LoveMusik, a musical about Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, with a book by Alfred Uhry based on their letters to each other and using Weill's songs written with a variety of lyricists. Harold Prince directs. Target opening: 2006-07 season.

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 will participate in a reading on Oct. 20.

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 recently staged a private reading starring Tom Wopat and Randy Graff.

The Nutty Professor, a musical version of the 1963 Jerry Lewis film comedy. Plans are for a January 2007 production at the Old Globe in San Diego to be directed by Lewis and starring Michael Andrew. 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. Target opening: 2006-07 season.

110 in the Shade, a revival of the musical based on The Rainmaker, from Roundabout Theatre Company, starring Audra McDonald. Target opening: spring 2007 at Studio 54.

Pal Joey, a revival of the 1940 musical by Rodgers and Hart. Target opening: spring 2007. Producer Marc Platt (Wicked) has reportedly lined up Joe Mantello to direct, Matthew Bourne to choreograph, and Richard Greenberg to update the book. Hugh Jackman is said to be interested in starring.

Porgy and Bess, a revival of the musical by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn. Opening in London on Nov. 9. There are plans for a Broadway transfer.

Princesses, a new musical about students at an exclusive girls' school mounting a show. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Theatre and dates TBA. Last EPA: Jan. 26, 2005.

Radio Golf, August Wilson's final play in his decade-by-decade cycle of works on the African-American experience. Target opening: spring 2007.

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.

South Pacific, a revival of the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, from Lincoln Center Theater. Bartlett Sher directs. Target opening: 2007-08 season at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Spider-Man, a musical based on the comic book superhero. Currently in development.

The Starry Messenger, a new play by Kenneth Lonergan (Lobby Hero) about an astronomy teacher searching for the meaning of the universe, to star Matthew Broderick. Out-of-town run at the Old Globe in San Diego: Jan. 13-Feb. 18. Target opening: spring 2007.

The Year of Magical Thinking, an adaptation of Joan Didion's best-selling memoir, to be directed by David Hare. Target opening: spring 2007. Vanessa Redgrave will star.

Young Frankenstein, a musical version by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan of Brooks' 1974 film comedy. Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Marc Kudisch, Roger Bart, Cloris Leachman, and Shuler Hensley will participate in a reading this month. Target opening: May 2007.

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: Special Victims Unit, 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).

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.

Jewtopia, a comedy of Jews, gentiles, and romance. Casting: Attn: Jewtopia, Mungioli Theatricals, 207 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10001. Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St., NYC. Opened Oct. 21, 2004.

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.

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: July 20.

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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