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SPOTLIGHT ON COMMERCIAL CASTING: Packaging Yourself - The Actor as Salesman: They told us in acting school, "You're your own instrument." They might have added that, offstage, "You're your own product." The concept of actor as commodity-a unique packag
Just how does a performer package himself for this arena? How does he sell himself to agents, producers, directors, and casting directors? We got sage advice from New York City-based casters, performers, and
"I'm an (actor-writer-producer-waiter), but what I really want to do is direct!" Or so the saying goes. If you're one of the individuals who proves the clich , then what better time than the laid-back summer months to chase your dreams of commandeering a cast,
The stars came out to play at the 13th annual award ceremonies of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, at Town Hall, on Monday night, April 5. Liza Minnelli, Barbara Cook, Betty Buckley, David Campbell, Billy Stritch, John Pizzarelli, and Kathie Lee Gifford were among the luminaries who performed, and ...
After 28 years of Off-Broadway glory, the most recent marked by financial and political strife, the Circle Repertory Theatre has closed up shop. Artistic director Austin Pendleton cited "the sheer lack of money and the lack of ways to get any more of it" as a major reason for the ...
It happens all the time: Two critics see the exact same opening-night performance. One says you were brilliant; the other says you sucked. What gives? I called up a few reviewers to find out the answer to this and other mysteries that actors obsess
A dramatic rise in shootings in New York over the past year has led to congratulations from Gov. George Pataki. But the activity doesn't involve crime. The gov is celebrating an increase filming in the State of New York, and a rise in jobs as a result.