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NYC FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION

Compiled by Mark Dundas Wood

The following listings are NOT casting notices but instead reflect the best general information available about current casting assignments. Do your homework and use them wisely. Do not phone or visit casting directors' offices. Unless otherwise instructed, all contact with casting directors should be through the mail. Blind mass mailings are not recommended.

*Denotes a new or changed listing.

FEATURE FILMS: CURRENTLY SHOOTING

Across the Universe, a musical with an original story and Beatles songs. Stars Evan Rachel Wood; directed by Julie Taymor. Continues filming here through Jan. 12. Principals: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., Ste. 12F, NYC 10001. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

The Alan Chan Band, an improvisational mockumentary about a 40-ish comedian who decides to become a rock star. Alan Chan directs. Began filming Oct. 16 and will wrap in March. Principals: "The ACB," c/o Alan Chan Productions, 481 Eighth Ave., Ste. 1710, NYC 10001, or rialchen@aol.com. Background: Not casting at this time.

Awake, a drama about a young man who remains awake and aware—although paralyzed—during heart surgery. Joby Harold directs Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba. Shooting Oct. 26–Dec. 19. Principals: No information available. Background: Amerifilm Casting, 195 Chrystie St., Ste. 502G, NYC 10002.

A Crime, a thriller about a New Yorker conducting research on his wife's murderer. Directed by Manuel Pradal. With Emmanuelle Béart, Harvey Keitel, and Norman Reedus. Filming Oct. 10–Dec. 7. Principals: No further casting. Background: Sean Powers Casting, 295 Greenwich St., Ste. 513, NYC 10007.

*Descent, a drama about a college student who turns wrathful after a violent attack. Talia Lugacy directs Rosario Dawson and Chad Faust. Shooting Nov. 17–Dec. 22. Principals: No further casting. Background: Descent, Attn: Leah Pracher, 150 W. 28th St., Ste. 1601, NYC 10001 or submission@extramilenyc.com.

*The Good Shepherd, based on the life of James Jesus Angleton, one of the early leaders of the CIA. Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, and Robert De Niro headline the De Niro–directed drama, which continues shooting in the New York area through Dec. 9. Principals: Amanda Mackey, Cathy Sandrich Gelfond, and Sig De Miguel, 180 Grand St., 3rd fl., NYC 10013. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Ira & Abby, a romantic comedy written by and starring Jennifer Westfeldt, with Chris Messina. Directed by Robert Cary. Started shooting Nov. 12 and will continue into December. Principals: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., Ste. 12F, NYC 10001. Background: Kee Casting, PO Box 3170, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

Khabi Alvida Naa Kehna (Never Say Goodbye), a musical drama. The last parts will film in Bombay; 70% of the dialogue is in English. With Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, and Preity Zinta. Directed by Karan Johar. Shooting in New York through Dec. 14. Principals: No further casting. Background: Extras Casting by Booked, 295 Greenwich St., #513, NYC 10007, or kank@dillywood.com.

Purple Violets, a romantic comedy about a pair of writers. Written by and starring Edward Burns, with Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson, Debra Messing, and Donal Logue. Shooting Nov. 9–Dec. 16. Principals: No further casting. Background: Amerifilm Casting, 195 Chrystie St., Ste. 502G, NYC 10002.

Super Ex-Girlfriend, a comedy about a guy who dumps his superheroine sweetheart, who then proceeds to make his life miserable. Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman star for director Ivan Reitman. Began shooting Oct. 14 and continues through January. Principals: No further casting. Background: Amerifilm Casting, 195 Chrystie St., Ste. 502G, NYC 10002.

The Underdog, about a young man who competes with his girlfriend's dog for her attentions. Marcel Sarmiento directs. Shooting through Nov. 22. Principals: No further casting. Background: Underdog LLC, 257 W. 52nd St., 2nd fl., NYC 10019. (Especially needed are SAG actors who own dogs.)

UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

*El Cantante, a biopic about Hector Lavoe, who helped introduce salsa music to the United States. Leon Ichaso directs, with Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. Begins shooting Dec. 5 and continues into February. Principals: Orpheus Group Casting, 1560 Broadway, Ste. 405, NYC 10036. Background: Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting, 71 Park Ave., NYC 10016.

The Grasslands, a love story centered on a murder and set in the Bronx. Featuring Ed Lauter, James Madio, Ray Elson, and Foster Lee; directed by Chris Raffaele. Shooting starts Jan. 23. Principals and background: Mellicent Dyane, c/o 4/10 of a Mile Productions, 1934 Williamsbridge Rd., Bronx, NY 10461.

Gleam, a nonunion film that looks inside the mind of unusual individuals through a series of vignettes. Directed by Trace Burroughs. Begins filming in May. Principals: Actor-writers with an enthralling or outlandish dramatic or comedic fictional story of 5–10 minutes should send a photo, a description of the story, and an excerpt of 200 or more words to Little Men Entertainment, 17 Highland Ave., Redding, CT 06896 or lmenstudio@aol.com (subject line: "Stories" send photos as attached JPEGs). Background: Not casting.

Gratuitous Violence, a suspense drama set in the entertainment industry. Director Ray Daly Jr. is set to begin filming in February or March in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island. Principals and background: Fighting Irish Productions, 251 E. 51st St., #6H, NYC 10022, or RayDalyJR@aol.com.

Night at the Museum, a 20th Century Fox/Sun Productions action comedy about a curse that reanimates creatures at a museum of natural history. Directed by Shawn Levy. Begins shooting Jan. 18 and continues through March 10. Principals: Ilene Starger Casting, 3000 W. Olympic Blvd., Bldg. 3, Ste. 2476, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Background: No current information.

Sex in the '60s, a nonunion feature about sexual behavior in the 1960s. Trace Burroughs will direct. Begins filming in January. Principals and background: Little Men Entertainment, 17 Highland Ave., Redding, CT 06896 or lmenstudio@aol.com (subject line: "Casting Performers" send photos as attached JPEGs).

TV IN PRODUCTION

The Bedford Diaries, an hourlong WB series starring Matthew Modine. Continues shooting through Dec. 23. Principals: Alexa Fogel, 330 W. 38th St., Ste. 906, NYC 10018. Background: Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting, 71 Park Ave., NYC 10016.

The Book of Daniel, a new hourlong NBC drama with Aidan Quinn and Ellen Burstyn. Shooting through Feb. 3. Principals: Julie Tucker, c/o Apostle Films, 568 Broadway, Ste. 301, NYC 10012. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Hope & Faith, a half-hour comedy for ABC starring Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa. Continues shooting through Feb. 24. Principals: James Calleri Casting, 416 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036. Background: Kee Casting, PO Box 3170, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

Law & Order, an hourlong NBC drama starring Sam Waterston, Dennis Farina, Jesse L. Martin, and S. Epatha Merkerson. Shooting continues through April 1. 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, Courtney B. Vance, and Jamey Sheridan. Shoots through April 1. 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, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T, and Dann Florek. Shoots through May 30. 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.

Love Monkey, a new hourlong CBS drama about four male friends at different stages of life and love. Stars Tom Cavanaugh and Jason Priestley. Filming now through Feb. 3. Principals: No confirmed information. Background: Amerifilm Casting, 195 Chrystie St., Ste. 502G, NYC 10002.

The Sopranos, an hourlong drama for HBO. Production continues into January. Principals: Walken/Jaffe Casting, 729 Seventh Ave., Ste. 14A, NYC 10019. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Vivianpusher, a series of half-hour absurdist pieces, produced and directed by Astro Saladino. Shooting now until March. No pay. Principals: Astro Saladino, 262 Arden Ave., Staten Island, NY 10312. Background: Not casting.

UPCOMING TELEVISION

Kidnapped, an hourlong pilot about an abducted boy, for NBC/Sony. Directed by Michael Dinner. Will shoot Dec. 8–23. 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), Darlene Failla (associate casting director), 222 E. 44th St., NYC 10017. 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.

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

Awake and Sing!, Lincoln Center Theater's revival of the Clifford Odets drama of the Berger family and their struggles during the Depression. Casting: Daniel Swee, Lincoln Center Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC 10023. Rehearsals begin Feb. 16, 2006. Previews begin March 23, 2006 at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens April 17, 2006 and runs through June 11, 2006. Last EPA: Oct. 21.

Barefoot in the Park, a revival of Neil Simon's 1963 comedy about a newlywed couple. Casting: Judy Henderson & Associates Casting, 330 W. 89th St., NYC 10024. Rehearsals begin Dec. 26. Previews begin Jan. 24, 2006 at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens Feb. 16, 2006. Last EPA: Sept. 29.

A Chorus Line, a revival of the 1975 musical. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Rehearses in NYC: June 15, 2006. San Francisco tryout: July 17-Sept. 2, 2006. Previews begin mid-September 2006 in NYC. Last EPA: June 21. Last Equity chorus call: June 23. Last open call: Oct. 25.

Festen, a transfer of the British production of the play by David Eldridge, based on the film and play by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov, and Bo hr. Hansen. A family reunion is shattered when the son reveals a shocking secret. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin January 2006. First performances February 2006 at a theatre TBA. Opens March 2006. Last EPA: June 22.

Hot Feet, a musical updating the legendary story of The Red Shoes employing the music of Earth, Wind & Fire. Casting: Stuart Howard Associates, 207 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10001. Rehearsals begin Feb. 14, 2006. Pre-Broadway tryout at the National Theatre, Washington, D.C., March 18-April 9, 2006. Broadway opening April 30, 2006 at a theatre TBA. Last Equity chorus call: Nov. 18.

Lestat, a musical based on Anne Rice's vampire novels, with score by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin Oct. 31 in NYC. San Francisco tryout: December. Broadway opening: April 13, 2006 at the Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, NYC. Last EPA: April 22.

The Pajama Game, Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of the 1954 musical. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Previews begin Jan. 27, 2006 at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens March 2, 2006 for a limited run through June 18, 2006. Last EPA: Aug. 30.

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. Pre-Broadway try-out in Chicago opens: Oct. 3, 2006. Target Broadway opening: late 2006. Last EPA: June 22. Last Equity chorus call: June 23.

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. Target opening: spring 2006 at a theatre TBA. Last EPA: Jan. 26.

The Shining City, Manhattan Theatre Club's production of the play by Conor McPherson about an Irishman seeking help from a therapist after seeing the ghost of his wife. Previously produced in London and Dublin. Casting: Nancy Piccione/David Caparelliotis, Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W. 43rd St., 8th fl., NYC 10036. Previews begin April 13, 2006 at the Biltmore Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens May 3, 2006 for a limited run. Last EPA: Nov. 17.

A Tale of Two Cities, a musical based on the Charles Dickens novel. Casting: Barry Moss Casting, 484 W. 43rd St., Ste. 28R, NYC 10036. Projected Broadway opening: fall 2006 at a theatre TBA. Last EPA: May 26. Last Equity chorus call: May 20.

Tarzan, a musical based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs character and the Disney animated film. Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., 12th fl., NYC 10001. Previews begin March 24, 2006 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., NYC. Opens May 10, 2006. Last EPA: June 28. Last Equity chorus call: June 15. Last open principal call: Aug. 29. Last open call for kids: Nov. 14.

Three Days of Rain, a revival of Richard Greenberg's play, starring Julia Roberts. Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., 12th fl., NYC 10001. Previews begin on or about March 28, 2006. Limited run through June 18 at a theatre TBA. Last EPA: Sept. 1.

*The Threepenny Opera, Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of the Brecht-Weill classic newly adapted and translated by Wallace Shawn. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin Feb. 7, 2006. Previews begin March 24, 2006 at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., NYC. Opens April 20, 2006 for a limited run through July 16, 2006. Last EPA: Oct. 4. Upcoming Equity chorus call: Dec. 12.

The Wedding Singer, a musical based on the 1998 film. Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., 12th fl., NYC 10001. Rehearsals begin approximately mid-December 2005. Performances begin Jan. 31, 2006 in Seattle for out-of-town tryout. Broadway opening: spring 2006 at a theatre TBA. Last EPA: April 14.

Well, Lisa Kron's autobiographical "one-woman show with other people," previously presented Off-Broadway. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin February 2006. Previews begin on or about March 10, 2006 at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens March 30, 2006. Last EPA: Oct. 17.

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 7. Last Equity chorus call: Nov. 4.

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: Jan. 25. Last Equity dancers' call: Nov. 3. Last Equity singers' call: Nov. 1.

Chicago, a revival of the 1975 musical. Casting: Howie Cherpakov, c/o National Artists Management Co., 165 W. 46th St., Ste. 1202, NYC 10036. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 14, 1996. Last EPA: May 31. Last Equity chorus call: Oct. 25.

Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, a musical starring and based on the life of the Broadway dancer-actor. Casting: Mark Simon, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, Ste. 1014, NYC 10020. Now in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 11. Last EPA: March 13. Last Equity chorus call: March 18.

The Color Purple, a musical based on the novel by Alice Walker. Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., 12th fl., NYC 10001. Now in previews at the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, NYC. Opens Dec. 1. Last EPA: Feb. 8. Last Equity chorus call: May 13.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a musical based on the 1988 film. Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., 12th fl., NYC 10001. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened March 3, 2005. Last EPA: Nov. 18, 2004. Last Equity chorus call: Nov. 4.

Doubt, a four-character drama by John Patrick Shanley. Casting: Nancy Piccione/David Caparelliotis, Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W. 43rd St., 8th fl., NYC 10036. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., NYC. Opened March 31, 2005 after an Off-Broadway run. Last EPA: March 15.

*Hairspray, a musical based on the 1988 John Waters film. Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., 12th fl., NYC 10001. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opened Aug. 15, 2002. Last EPA: July 15. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Nov. 18. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: Nov. 29.

In My Life, a musical by Joseph Brooks (You Light Up My Life) about the romance between an editor of personal ads and a songwriter. Casting: Dave Clemmons Casting, 265 W. 30th St., NYC 10001. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Oct. 20, 2005. Last EPA: May 23.

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. Now in previews at the August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opened Nov. 6, 2005. Last EPA: March 16. Last Equity chorus call: March 16.

The Lion King, a musical based on the 1994 animated film. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opened Nov. 13, 1997. Will move to the Minskoff Theatre, 200W. 45th St., June 13, 2006. Last EPA: Dec. 9, 2004. Last Equity chorus call: Oct. 20.

Mamma Mia!, a musical featuring the songs of ABBA. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 311 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, NYC. Opened Oct. 18, 2001. Last EPA: June 30. Last Equity chorus call: Aug. 31.

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: Aug. 15. Last Equity chorus call: Aug. 4.

*Movin' Out, a musical featuring the songs of Billy Joel and the choreography of Twyla Tharp. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., NYC. Opened Oct. 24, 2002. Closing Dec. 11. Upcoming Equity chorus call for the national tour: Dec. 14 and 15.

The Phantom of the Opera, a musical based on the Gaston Leroux novel. 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: June 1, 2004. Last Equity chorus call: Nov. 22.

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: May 11. Last Equity chorus call: May 13.

*Rent, a rock musical suggested by Puccini's La Bohème. Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., 12th fl., NYC 10001. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., NYC. Opened April 29, 1996. Last EPA: Sept. 26. Last Equity chorus call: June 8. Upcoming open call for singers: Nov. 28.

Souvenir, a two-character play with music. Casting: Barry Moss Casting, 484 W. 43rd St., Ste. 28R, NYC 10036. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 10. Last EPA: Aug. 25.

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: March 15.

Sweeney Todd, a revival of the 1979 musical, based on the Watermill Theatre production recently seen in London's West End. Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., 12th fl., NYC 10001. Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 3. Last EPA: April 1. Last open call: Oct. 28.

Sweet Charity, a revival of the 1966 musical. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened May 4, 2005. Last EPA: Sept. 8, 2004. Last Equity chorus call: Sept. 15.

Wicked, a musical based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, 145 W. 28th St., 12th fl., NYC 10001. George Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., NYC. Opened Oct. 30, 2003. Last EPA: July 29. Last Equity chorus call: Aug. 5.

The Woman in White, a musical based on the Wilkie Collins novel. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Now in previews at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, NYC. Opened Nov. 17, 2005. Last EPA: Feb. 18. Last Equity chorus call: July 25.

Note: Absurd Person Singular, Latinologues, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Seascape, A Touch of the Poet, and The Odd Couple are limited runs. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is closing Dec. 31. Fiddler on the Roof is closing Jan. 8, 2006. There is no further casting scheduled for these shows. The Light in the Piazza has extended its run at least through March, but has no immediate plans for further casting.

Off-Broadway: Currently Playing

Altar Boyz, a mock concert of a Christian boy band. Casting: Rachel Hoffman, Dave Clemmons Casting, 265 W. 30th St., NYC 10001. Dodger 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.

Menopause the Musical, a parody about the "change of life." Casting: Brent Peek Productions, 234 W. 44th St., Ste. 1003, NYC 10036. Playhouse 91, 316 E. 91st St., NYC. Opened April 4, 2002.

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.

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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