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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.An asterisk (*) denotes a changed listing.

Film and Television listings compiled by Mark Dundas Wood

FEATURE FILMS: CURRENTLY SHOOTING

The Adjustment Bureau, a sci-fi romance based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. Directed by George Nolfi. Shooting continues to mid-December. With Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Principals: Mackey Sandrich Casting, 180 Grand St., 3rd fl., NYC 10013. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*NEW Almost Perfect, a romantic comedy. Directed by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan. Shooting through Oct. 30. Principals: No further casting. Background: Rita Powers, 295 Greenwich St. #513, NYC 10007.

*The Beaver, a comic drama about a man who treats a hand puppet like a living creature. Directed by Jodie Foster. Shooting continues to Nov. 20. With Foster and Mel Gibson. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*NEW The Ceremony, a romantic comedy. Directed by Max Winkler. Shooting Oct. 12–Nov. 12. Principals: No further casting. Background: Jen Halpern, P.O. Box 1061, NYC 10028.

*Dr. G., an indie feature. Directed by Tony Greer. Wrap date TBD. Principals and background: tonyfilms@yahoo.com. Still seeking the following supporting role only: African-American male, 25–35, fit and toned. The producer states: "Simulated sex scenes will be carefully choreographed and shot in a professional manner." For more info, go to www.tonyfilmsltd.com. Deferred pay.

The Other Guys, an action comedy for Columbia Pictures. Directed by Adam McKay. Shooting began Sept. 23 and continues into January. With Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, and Craig Robinson. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*NEW Roadie, a drama. Directed by Michael Cuesta. Shooting from Oct. 12 to early November. With Bobby Cannavale, Ron Eldard, Lois Smith, and Jill Hennessy. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

*Wall Street 2 (aka Blue Horseshoe), a sequel to the 1987 drama. Directed by Oliver Stone. Shooting through Nov. 25. With Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, and Frank Langella. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

2 Taryn Atkins Projects, a drama about how the decisions people make dictate their lives and a drama about a young woman with internal struggles. Both shooting in summer 2010. Principals and background: TCA Productions Inc., Attn: Casting Dept., 125-28 Queens Blvd., Ste. 610, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. Include two headshots showing different looks. For more information, go to www.tcaproductionsinc.com. Some pay.

*NEW Black Swan, a dramatic thriller set in the world of ballet. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Shooting in November. With Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Broken Souls, an indie thriller. Director TBA. Shooting begins in late 2009. Principals and background: brokensoulsmovie@gmail.com. Some pay.

The Familia, a Latino mob love story. Directed by Emilio Rosa and Juan Shamsul Alam. Shooting begins later this year on Long Island. With Rosa, Tito Puente Jr., Santo Alam, Jaime Tirelli, Angel Salazar, Rick Borgia, and Steven Bauer. Principals and background: tainorosafilms@aol.com. For more information, go to www.tainorosa.com or www.thefamilia.us. Deferred pay.

*NEW The Festival of Light, a drama. Directed by Shundell Prasad. New York shoot starts in November; also shooting in Trinidad and India. Principals: tfl326@gmail.com. Seeking the following roles only: Two females, 4–6, Indian, one outgoing and the other quiet and reserved; female, 40–45, Guyanese (with accent), worldly; male, 40–45, Guyanese (with accent), good-spirited, slightly overweight. Some pay. For more information, see www.thefestivaloflight.com. Background: Not casting.

Keeper of the Pinstripes, a family feature with supernatural elements, set in Yankee Stadium. Directed by Robby Benson. Shooting begins in October. With Josh Lucas and Brian O'Halloran. Principals: No information available. Background: Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting, 71 Park Ave., NYC 10016, Attn: "Pinstripes," or contact@sylviafaycasting.com (with "Pinstripes" in the subject line). Especially seeking actors who look like baseball players from different eras. Seeking paid-up SAG members only.

*The Misfits (previously titled The Raven and the Sparrow), a character-driven action drama. Directed by Hilton Belle. Shooting begins in late November or early December. Principals and background: evervisionfilms@gmail.com. Some pay for principal roles.

Quarter Life Crisis, a drama about a young man who goes on a drug- and alcohol-fueled rampage to avoid domestication. Directed by Ray Soltani. Shooting begins in February 2010; shooting in the tristate area, the Southern and Midwestern U.S., South America, and Europe. Principals: raysoltani@yahoo.com. Seeking one role only: female lead, 18–25. Deferred pay. Background: Not casting.

Zemira, a drama. Directed by Curtis John. Shooting in spring 2010. Principals: zemirathefilmcasting@gmail.com. Casting title role only: female, 14–16, aspiring writer despite growing up in the South Bronx, very intelligent, emotional, and a "smart-ass." Background: Not casting. For more information, go to www.zemirathefilm.com. Possible pay.

TV IN PRODUCTION

30 Rock, a half-hour backstage comedy set in the production offices of a television comedy show. Shooting Aug. 24 to mid-March. With Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, and Jack McBrayer. Principals: Information not available. Background: Barbara McNamara, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, NYC 10001.

*Boardwalk Empire, a series for HBO about the rise of Atlantic City in the 1920s. Shooting of pilot ended July 21. Series shoot begins Nov. 3. With Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Pitt, Vincent Piazza, and Michael Shannon. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011. Men must be willing to have their hair cut short; women must have at least shoulder-length hair.

*NEW Damages, a legal drama for FX. Shooting Sept. 23–March 24, 2010. With Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, and Tate Donovan. Principals: Julie Tucker Casting, 568 Broadway, Ste. 301, NYC 10012. Background: Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting, 71 Park Ave., NYC 10016.

The Good Wife, an hourlong drama for CBS about the wife of a politician who returns to her law practice after her husband goes to jail. Shooting from July 15 until early 2010. With Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth. Principals: No information available. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3175, Guttenberg, NJ 07093. Note: AFTRA project.

Gossip Girl, an hourlong drama for the CW about young socialites, based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. Shooting from June 29 through March 2010. With Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Taylor Momsen, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Matthew Settle, Kelly Rutherford, and Jessica Szohr. Principals: Bowling/Miscia Casting, 349 Broadway, 3rd fl., NYC 10013. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

How to Make It in America, a half-hour comedy about 20-somethings who hustle their way to the American dream. Shooting Sept. 21-Nov. 24. With Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

Law & Order, an hourlong NBC drama. Shooting from July 31 through April 2010. With Sam Waterston, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, Alana De La Garza, and Linus Roache. 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.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent, an hourlong drama for the USA Network. Shooting continues to spring 2010. 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.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, an hourlong NBC drama. Shooting July 6–April 5, 2010. With Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Connie Nielsen, Stephanie March, B.D. Wong, Michaela McManus, 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.

Mercy, an hourlong medical drama for NBC. Shooting Aug. 24 through December. With Taylor Schilling, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Michelle Trachtenberg, Guillermo Diaz, James Tupper, Diego Klattenhoff, and James LeGros. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001, attn: Dave Waldron.

Nurse Jackie, a half-hour comedy-drama for Showtime about a nurse in a New York City hospital. With Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Haaz Sleiman, Paul Schulze, Peter Facinelli, and Ruby Jerins. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

Rescue Me, an hourlong drama for FX about the professional and personal lives of New York City firefighters. Shooting through May 2010. With Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale, Andrea Roth, John Scurti, and Daniel Sunjata. Principals: Julie Tucker Casting, 568 Broadway, Ste. 301, NYC 10012. Background: Barbara McNamara Casting, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, NYC 10001.

Ugly Betty, an hourlong dramedy for ABC. Shooting for Season 4 begins July 14 and continues through April 16, 2010. With America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Becki Newton, Mark Indelicato, Judith Light, Michael Urie, and Vanessa Williams. Principals: Geoffrey Soffer, Silvercup Studios East, Stage C, 34-92 Starr Ave., 2nd fl. studio, Long Island City, NY 11101. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 440 Ninth Ave., Ste. 34, NYC 10001 or candgcasting@gmail.com.

White Collar, an hourlong drama for the USA Network about a con man and an FBI agent. Shooting Aug. 10–Dec. 18. With Matthew Bomer, Tim DeKay, Tiffani Thiessen, and Willie Garson. Principals: No further casting. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001, Attn: Lucy Pho.

You Don't Know Jack, a television movie for HBO about assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. Directed by Barry Levinson. Shooting dates withheld. With Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon, and John Goodman. Principals: No further casting. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 440 Ninth Ave., Ste. 34, NYC 10001 or candgcasting@gmail.com.

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. Production will move to Los Angeles in winter; last day of production in New York is Dec. 11.

As the World Turns (CBS). Mary Clay Boland (principals and day players), LaMont Craig (under-fives), Kate Martineau (background), 1268 E. 14th St., Brooklyn, NY 11230. Send headshots and résumés.

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.



 
The following listings are NOT casting notices but are intended to provide the best general information available on current projects. The New York listings alternate between Broadway theater 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.
 
Theater listings compiled by David Sheward and Erik Haagensen

Broadway: Upcoming
 
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") will direct and design. Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane star. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. A pre-Broadway run is scheduled for Chicago this fall. Previews begin March 4, 2010, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., NYC. Opens April 8. Last EPA for a male standby for the workshop: Dec. 8, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the workshop: Oct. 6, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the workshop: Oct. 29, 2008.
 
A Behanding in Spokane, a new play by Martin McDonagh ("The Pillowman") about a man searching for his missing hand, two con artists and an overly curious hotel clerk. John Crowley ("The Pillowman") directs and Robert Fox produces. Opens: March 4, 2010 at a theater TBA. Casting and EPAs: TBA.
 
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. Directed by Jack O'Brien, with choreography by Jerry Mitchell. Tom Wopat, Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, and Kerry Butler head the cast. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. A reading was held Feb. 25–March 5, 2008, in Manhattan. A pre-Broadway production played Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre July 23–Aug. 14. Last EPAs: Sept. 28 and 29. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 1. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 2.
 
Collected Stories, a revival of Donald Margulies' 1996 play about the relationship between an established writer and her protégé. Manhattan Theatre Club will produce, with Linda Lavin starring. Performances begin April 29, 2010, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens May 18, 2010. Casting: David Caparelliotis, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 10036. Last EPA: June 25.
 
Enron, Lucy Prebble's new play about the financial scandals of the 1990s. The hit London production is transferring to the West End from the Royal Court Theatre in January 2010. A Broadway production with an all-American cast begins rehearsals on or about March 2, 2010. Performances begin on or about April 8 at a Broadway theater TBA. Opens April 27. Casting: Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Oct. 12, 13, and 14.
 
In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, a new play by Sarah Ruhl. Produced by Lincoln Center Theater. Previews begin Oct. 22 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 19. Casting and EPAs: TBA.
 
La Cage aux Folles, a revival of the 1983 musical by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein. This production is currently running in London. Casting: Duncan Stewart, National Artists Management Company, 165 W. 46th St., Ste. 1202, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin in March 2010. Performances begin April 6, 2010, at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens April 18. Last EPAs: Aug. 27 and 28. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 31. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 1.
 
Lend Me a Tenor, a revival of Ken Ludwig's 1989 farce. Entertainment Weekly reports that T.R. Knight is in talks to star. A recent reading directed by Stanley Tucci starred Knight, Alfred Molina, Tony Shalhoub, Jan Maxwell, and Marian Seldes. Rehearsals begin January 2010. Previews begin February 2010. The show runs March–August at a Broadway theater TBA. Casting: David Caparelliotis, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: July 28, 29, and 30.
 
A Little Night Music, a revival of the 1973 Stephen Sondheim–Hugh Wheeler musical, based on the Ingmar Bergman film "Smiles of a Summer Night." Trevor Nunn directs. Catherin Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury star. Previews begin Nov. 24 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 13. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPAs: May 11, 14, and 15. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 26.
 
Love Never Dies, a sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," set in New York in 1907. Andrew Lloyd Webber will compose the music, and Glenn Slater will write the lyrics. Jack O'Brien directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Opening in London on March 9, 2010, with a Broadway opening on Nov. 11, 2010. Last EPAs: March 30, 31, and April 1. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 2. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 6. Last open audition for the role of Gustave: May 1.
 
Million Dollar Quartet, a new musical inspired by a famous 1956 recording session that brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. A Chicago production has been running since October 2008. Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. Eric Schaeffer directs. Announced to open at a Broadway theater TBA in spring 2010. Casting and auditions: TBA.
 
*NEW The Miracle Worker, a revival of William Gibson's 1959 play about the young Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. Rehearsals begin Jan. 11, 2010. Opens Feb. 12, 2010, at a Broadway theater TBA. Casting: Jay Binder/Jack Bowdan, Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Upcoming EPAs: Oct. 23, 26, and 27. Auditions by appointment for deaf and partially deaf female actors who would like the assistance of a sign-language interpreter: the week of Oct. 26. (See the Equity casting notice for details.)
 
Present Laughter, a revival of Noël Coward's 1939 comedy, to star Victor Garber. Nicholas Martin will direct for Roundabout Theatre Company. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Previews begin Jan. 2, 2010, at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens Jan. 21, 2010. EPAs: TBA.
 
*Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a new musical based on the 1994 Australian film about a trio of drag queens, currently a hit in the West End. Previews begin in Toronto on Oct. 12, 2010, for a 12-week engagement. Opens on Broadway March 6, 2011, at a theater TBA. Casting: Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Oct. 16, 19, and 20. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 27. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 26.
 
Pure Country, a new musical about a country star returning to his Texas roots. A New York workshop was held April 28–May 31, 2008. Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. Last EPA: March 14, 2008. Last EPA for the role of Harley Tucker (female): July 7. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 17, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 4, 2008.
 
Race, a new play by David Mamet. Richard Thomas, James Spader, and Kerry Washington will star. The playwright will direct. Rehearsals begin Oct. 26. Previews begin Nov. 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 6. Casting: Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Last EPA: Sept. 18.
 
Ragtime, a revival of the 1998 musical by Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty, based on E.L. Doctorow's novel. This production played the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Previews begin Oct. 23 at the Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opens Nov. 15. Casting: Laura Stanczyk, 150 W. 28th St., Ste. 701, NYC 10001. Last EPAs: June 22, 24, and 25. Last Equity chorus call for singers: June 23. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 26.
 
Sondheim on Sondheim, a revue of Stephen Sondheim's work, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company. Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Michael Arden, and Leslie Kritzer star. James Lapine directs. Previews begin March 19, 2010, at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., NYC. Opens April 22, 2010, for a limited engagement through June 13, 2010. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Last EPA: Oct. 16.
 
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a musical about 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. Previews are scheduled to begin Feb. 25, 2010, at the Hilton Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC, but, as of this writing, production has been suspended. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPA: March 4. Last open call: April 13. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Dec. 8, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Dec. 9, 2008. Last open call for dancers: April 27. Last open call in Hollywood: April 18. Last open call in Seattle: April 20. Last open call in Chicago: May 7. Last open call in Austin, Texas: May 27.
 
Time Stands Still, a new play by Donald Margulies about a photographer and a journalist returning from covering wars to lead a more conventional life. Laura Linney stars in this Manhattan Theatre Club production. Previews begin at Jan. 5, 2010 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Jan. 28. Casting: David Caparelliotis, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 10036. EPAs: TBA.
 
White Christmas, a return engagement for the 2008 Broadway musical, with a book by Paul Blake and David Ives, based on the classic Irving Berlin film musical. Walter Bobbie directs. Randy Skinner choreographs. Rehearsals begin Oct. 26. Previews start Nov. 13 at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, NYC. No opening date yet announced. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Sept. 10 and 14. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Sept. 11. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 29. Last nonunion call for kids: Sept. 19. All auditions are for the Broadway company and national tours.
 
Broadway: Currently Playing
 
Billy Elliot, a musical version of the 2000 film about an English 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. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 13, 2008. Last EPA for adult roles: Sept. 18. Last EPA for boys: Sept. 25. Last Equity chorus call for adult singers: Sept. 17. Last Equity chorus call for adult dancers: Sept. 16. Last EPA and open call for principal child roles: Oct. 4, 2008. Last Equity principal dancer call for children: Oct. 13, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for child dancers: March 24. Last Equity chorus call for child singers: March 23. Last open call for boys: Nov. 11, 2006. Last open call for girls 9–12: July 15.
 
Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound, revivals of Neil Simon's autobiographical plays, to be performed in repertory. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. "Brighton Beach Memoirs" now in previews and "Broadway Bound" begins performances Nov. 18 at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., NYC. Opens Oct. 25 ("Brighton Beach Memoirs") and Dec. 10 ("Broadway Bound"). Last EPA for the role of Stanley: Dec. 2, 2008. Last EPA: June 5. Last open call for the role of Eugene: Jan. 17. Last call for pix and résumés for the role of Eugene: March 19.
 
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 for Broadway and national tour: Jan. 8. Last Equity chorus call: May 26. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for national tour: July 14, 2008.
 
Fela!, a musical about the Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, produced Off-Broadway in 2008 and directed, choreographed, and co-written by Bill T. Jones. A developmental project ran June 15–July 3. Now in previews at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 23. Casting: Mungioli Theatricals, 207 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10001. Last EPA for the developmental project: April 27. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers for the developmental project: May 4 and 5.
 
Finian's Rainbow, a revival of the 1947 musical by Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg, and Fred Saidy about Irish immigrants in the Deep South and a leprechaun searching for his stolen pot of gold. Based on the Encores! concert presentation, which ran March 26–29 at City Center. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Now in previews at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens: Oct. 29. Last EPA: May 29. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 28. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: May 29. Last open call for kids: June 6.
 
God of Carnage, a play by French playwright Yasmina Reza about parents and unruly children. Casting: Daniel Swee, c/o Lincoln Center Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC 10023. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened March 22. Last EPA: Jan. 7.
 
Hair, a revival of the 1968 rock musical, first presented in summer 2008 at the Delacorte Theater. Casting: Heidi Griffiths and Jordan Thaler, Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., NYC 10003. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened March 31. Last EPAs: Nov. 6 and 14, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 13. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Aug. 11.
 
In the Heights, a musical about a Hispanic neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., NYC. Opened March 9, 2008. Last EPA for Broadway and national tour: Sept. 10. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Sept. 17. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 14. Last open call for singers: Aug. 8, 2007. Last open call for dancers: Oct. 28, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the national tour: Jan. 15. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the national tour: Jan. 22.
 
*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 for Broadway and national tour: May 18. Last open call for principals for Broadway and national tour: Sept. 16 and 17 (in Boston). Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Nov. 4. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Nov. 3.
 
*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 Equity chorus call for singers: Sept. 15. Last EPA for Broadway and national tour: March 3. Upcoming open call for kids: Oct. 24. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Sept. 10 and 11.
 
*Mamma Mia!, a musical featuring the songs of ABBA. Casting: Eric Woodall, Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, NYC. Opened Oct. 18, 2001. Last EPA for Broadway and national tour: Aug. 4. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: April 23. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Oct. 27.
 
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. 8. Last EPAs for all Disney shows: June 14 and 17, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway: July 1. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway: June 29. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the national tour: June 25. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the national tour: June 24. Last open call for dancers: April 6, 2006. Last open call for kids: May 16.
 
Memphis, a musical based on the life of Huey Calhoun, a white disc jockey in the segregated South of the 1950s who caused controversy by promoting African-American music. David Bryan of Bon Jovi wrote the music; the book and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro ("I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"). A production played Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre through Feb. 15. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened Oct. 19. Last EPA: March 19. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 18.
 
Next to Normal, a new musical about a family dealing with the mother's depression. Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt. Presented Off-Broadway at Second Stage last season and then in a reworked version at Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened April 15. Last EPAs: March 6.
 
Oleanna, a revival of David Mamet's two-character play about sexual harassment. This production, starring Julia Stiles and Bill Pullman, is playing the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles through July 12. Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Oct. 11. EPAs for understudies and casting info: TBA.
 
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: July 15. Last Equity chorus call for singers: July 16. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: July 14.
 
Rock of Ages, a new musical employing rock hits from the 1980s. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., NYC. Opened April 7. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 16. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Sept. 21. Last EPAs: Jan. 15 and 16.
 
*Shrek: The Musical, 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. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, NYC. Opened Dec. 14, 2008. Last EPAs for Broadway and national tour: Oct. 14, 15, and 19. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Oct. 16. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Oct. 26.
 
South Pacific, a revival of the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, from Lincoln Center Theater. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC. Opened April 3, 2008; now in an open-ended run. A national tour opens in San Francisco in September. Last EPAs: April 30, May 6 and 7. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Aug. 12. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 11.
 
Superior Donuts, a new play by Tracy Letts about a Chicago doughnut shop. Produced at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company during the summer of 2008. Tina Landau directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Oct. 1. Most of the cast from the Steppenwolf production reprise their roles. Last EPAs for possible replacements and understudies: July 23 and 24.
 
West Side Story, a revival of the classic 1957 musical updating "Romeo and Juliet" to the gang-ridden streets of New York. Arthur Laurents, author of the book, directs. Joey McKneely re-creates Jerome Robbins' original choreography. Casting: Stuart Howard Associates, 207 W. 25th St., Ste. 601, NYC 10001. Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, NYC. Opened March 19. Last EPA: March 19, 2008. Last Equity principal dancer auditions: March 18 and 20, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 16. Last open auditions for the roles of Maria and Rosalia: Aug. 18, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the role of Consuela: July 28.
 
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. 26. Last open call for dancers: May 8, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Sept. 2. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Aug. 27.
 
Note: After Miss Julie, Bye Bye Birdie, Hamlet, The Royal Family, and A Steady Rain are limited runs. The 39 Steps closes Jan. 10, 2010. There is no further casting scheduled for this show.
 
National Tour Only: Currently Playing
 
August: Osage County, the Pulitzer Prize–winning drama by Tracy Letts. Anna D. Shapiro directs. Estelle Parsons stars. Casting: Stuart Howard Associates, 207 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10001.
 
A Chorus Line, the classic 1975 musical conceived by Michael Bennett. Rehearsals begin December 2009. Performances begin January 2010. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Last EPA for principal dancers: Oct. 8.
 
The Color Purple, a musical based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and the film version by Steven Spielberg, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Oprah Winfrey is one of the producers. Directed by Gary Griffin. Choreographed by Donald Byrd. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St.,10th fl., NYC 10036.
 
Grease, the landmark musical smash about the 1950s, by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, with additional songs from the hit 1978 film interpolated. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. Taylor Hicks stars as Teen Angel. Casting: Sara Schatz, Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Last EPA: Sept. 30. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 5. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 6.

Legally Blonde
, a musical based on the hit film, with book by Heather Hach and music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPA: Sept. 24. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 5.
 
Spring Awakening, the Tony-winning musical version of Frank Wedekind's classic play, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. Directed by Michael Mayer. Choreographed by Bill T. Jones. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Last EPA: Aug. 17. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 19.
 
Broadway: Workshops, In Development, Etc.
 
Ace, a new musical by Richard Oberacker (book and lyrics) and Robert Taylor (music) about a boy entering a fantasy world of fighter pilots. Signature Theatre of Arlington, Va., presented it Aug. 26–Sept. 28, 2008, with plans for a Broadway production to follow. Casting: Michael Baron, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206. Last EPA: May 22, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 23, 2008.
 
All About My Mother, a stage version of Pedro Almodovar's 1999 film. This production was a hit at London's Old Vic in 2007 with Diana Rigg. The New York Post reports there are plans for a Broadway transfer.
 
American Psycho, a musical version of Bret Easton Ellis' novel about a Wall Street investment banker who becomes a serial killer by night. The Johnson-Roessler Company, the Collective, and XYZ are planning to acquire the rights. No creative personnel or dates have been announced.
 
Anything Goes, a revival of the 1934 Cole Porter musical. The New York Post reports that Roundabout Theatre Company is interested in producing the show during the 2009-10 season with Kathleen Marshall directing and Reba McEntire starring.
 
Babes in Arms, a revival of the 1937 musical, with a score by Rodgers and Hart and a new book by Joe DiPietro. A reading with Rosie O'Donnell and Shuler Hensley was held in May in Manhattan. Randy Skinner directs and choreographs. Variety reports that O'Donnell will be starring.
 
The Band Wagon, a stage version of the 1953 movie musical about a Hollywood song-and-dance man returning to Broadway. An earlier version produced at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego under the title "Dancing in the Dark" ran through April 13, 2008. Douglas Carter Beane is writing the book, and the score employs the songs of Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz. The property has been reconceived with Cheyenne Jackson for the lead role. An industry reading of the new version was held in late October 2008.
 
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.
 
Beauty, a new musical that uses the Grimm fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" as a jumping-off point. Regina Spektor will compose the music, and Tina Landau will direct and write the book. Target opening: 2011-12.
 
Betty Boop, a musical based on the 1930s cartoon character, featuring a score by Grammy winner David Foster and a book by Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams. Target opening: 2010-11 season.
 
The Big Time, a new musical about two lounge singers on board a cruise ship held hostage by terrorists, with a book by Douglas Carter Beane ("Xanadu") and score by Douglas Cohen ("The Gig"). Previously produced at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. A workshop directed by Christopher Ashley ("Xanadu") was done in September 2008. Target Broadway opening: spring 2010.
 
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.
 
Bonnie & Clyde, a musical based on the lives of the famous criminal couple of the 1930s. Frank Wildhorn ("The Scarlet Pimpernel," "Jekyll & Hyde") is composing the music, Don Black ("Sunset Boulevard") is the lyricist, and Ivan Menchell is writing the book. A production is planned for La Jolla Playhouse, Nov. 10–Dec. 20. Not to be confused with another musical based on the same couple, listed below. Casting: Justin Huff, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the La Jolla production: June 23.
 
Bonnie and Clyde: A Folktale, a musical based on the lives of the famous criminal couple of the 1930s. The book is by Hunter Foster and the score is by Rick Crom. A reading starring Sutton Foster, Will Swenson, Marc Kudisch, Debra Monk, and Christopher Sieber was held June 16 in Manhattan.
 
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., July 13 and 14, 2007.
 
BricktopQueen of the Night, 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 and Whoopi Goldberg have been mentioned for the lead. The Daily News reports George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic might become involved.
 
Bridget Jones' Diary, a musical version of the 2001 film comedy. Helen Fielding, author of the original novel, is writing the book and lyrics. A reading of the script—without music—was held in London in May 2009.
 
Bring It On, a musical version of the 2000 movie about cheerleading squads at rival high schools. Lin-Manuel Miranda ("In the Heights") and Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal") will compose the music. Amanda Green ("High Fidelity") will write the lyrics and Jeff Whitty ("Avenue Q") the book. The goal is to have a regional developmental staging in early 2011, before a national tour. 
 
Bruce Lee: Journey to the West, a new musical based on the life of the actor and martial artist. David Yazbek ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "The Full Monty") is composing the music, and David Henry Hwang ("Aida," "Yellow Face") is writing the book and lyrics. Bartlett Sher ("South Pacific") will direct. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Target opening: 2010-11 season. Last EPA: Feb. 19. Last EPA for the roles of Bruce and Young Bruce in Los Angeles: March 19.
 
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.
 
Caligula, a rock musical based on the life of the Roman emperor, with book and score by Eric Svejcar. Previously produced at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Euan Morton participated in a developmental workshop at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. A reading with Morton will be held July 13 and 14 at New World Stages in Manhattan.
 
A Christmas Story, a musical version of the 1983 film comedy based on Jean Shepherd's novel about a young boy in the 1940s who desperately wants a BB gun for Christmas. The book is by Joseph Robinette and the songs are by Scott Davenport Richards. An industry reading was held Dec. 16 and 17, 2008.
 
Clueless, a musical version of the 1995 film comedy loosely based on Jane Austen's "Emma," set in a modern Beverly Hills high school. The score is by Stephen Trask ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") and Peter Yanowitz of the Wallflowers. Tina Landau directs. The book is by John Dempsey ("The Witches of Eastwick"). A developmental reading was staged Aug. 11–18 in Manhattan.
 
Come Fly With Me, a new musical featuring the music and vocals of Frank Sinatra, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp. A production plays Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, Sept. 15-Oct. 11. A pre-Broadway tour is planned for the summer of 2010.
 
Dancin', a revival of Bob Fosse's 1978 dance revue. Roundabout Theatre Company will produce. Graciela Daniele directs. Ann Reinking and Nicole Fosse are artistic consultants. Target opening: 2009-10 season.
 
Death Takes a Holiday, a musical based on the 1929 play about the figure of death assuming human form and falling in love with a young woman. Maury Yeston is writing the score, and Thomas Meehan is reworking the late Peter Stone's book. Roundabout Theatre Company recently staged a workshop with Brian Stokes Mitchell in the lead.
 
Elf, a musical based on the 2003 film comedy about a man raised as an elf. The book is by Thomas Meehan ("Annie," "The Producers," "Hairspray") and Bob Martin ("The Drowsy Chaperone"). The score is by the "Wedding Singer" team of composer Matt Sklar and lyricist Chad Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw ("The Drowsy Chaperone") directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. There will be a workshop Nov. 2–Dec. 12 in New York, with plans for a holiday 2010 opening. Last EPAs for the workshop: Aug. 4, 6, and 7. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the workshop: Sept. 14. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the workshop: Sept. 15.
 
Fat Pig, a revival of Neil LaBute's 2004 play about a man dating an overweight woman. The New York Post reports that producers Fran and Barry Weissler are interested in bringing their London production of last year to Broadway, and Ashton Kutcher is considering taking the male lead.
 
Finding Neverland, a musical based on the 2004 film about J.M. Barrie, the playwright who created Peter Pan. The book is by Allan Knee, author of the play upon which the film was based, and the score is by composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie ("Grey Gardens"). A reading was held in January with Christian Borle, Kate Baldwin, and Katie Holmes, directed by Rob Ashford. A reading of a later draft was held June 5 in Manhattan, also starring Christian Borle. Harvey Weinstein will produce. Target opening: 2010.
 
Fences, a revival of August Wilson's 1987 play about a former baseball player and his family. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks ("Topdog/Underdog") will direct.
 
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. A pre-Broadway tryout directed by Francesca Zambello recently played San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Target Broadway opening: January 2010. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPA for the Old Globe production: Dec. 15, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the Old Globe production: Nov. 21, 2008.
 
The Flintstones, a musical based on the TV cartoon series of the 1960s. TV writer Marco Pennette ("Samantha Who?") is writing the book, and Jeff Marx ("Avenue Q") and Jake Anthony are writing the music and lyrics. Gary Griffin ("The Color Purple") directs.
 
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. Gregory Boyd directs and Randy Skinner choreographs. A production at the Alley Theatre in Houston with Harry Groener and Kerry O'Malley closed June 22, 2008.
 
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland, a musical based on the Gerald Clarke biography of the legendary star. The Weinstein Co. has acquired the rights for both a stage and a screen version to star Anne Hathaway ("Rachel Getting Married," "The Devil Wears Prada," Encores! concert presentation of "Carnival"). No dates or creative team have been announced.
 
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a gothic musical ghost story with book by best-selling author Stephen King and score by rock star John Mellencamp. A production slated for Atlanta's Alliance Theatre this spring has been canceled.
 
Going Hollywood, a musical based on "Once in a Lifetime," the 1930 comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The musical had two readings and a workshop in 1983. David Zippel wrote the lyrics, Zippel and Joe Leonardo wrote the book, and Jonathan Sheffer composed the music. Jerry Mitchell directed a reading of a revised version on May 6, 2008, in Manhattan with Christian Borle, Matthew Morrison, Leslie Kritzer, Richard Kind, Julie Halston, and David Pittu.
 
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.
 
The Good Canary, a play by Zach Helm about a writer and his pill-addicted wife. Columnist Cindy Adams reports that John Malkovich, who staged productions in Paris and Mexico City, will direct it on Broadway. No dates have been announced.
 
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. A targeted 2008-09 season opening is not happening.
 
Heathers, a musical based on the 1988 film comedy. Kevin Murphy ("Reefer Madness") is writing the book and lyrics, and Laurence O'Keefe ("Legally Blonde") is composing the music. A reading with Kristen Bell and Christian Campbell was held in Los Angeles the week of March 9. Plans are for a regional production in 2010, possibly followed by a Broadway run.
 
Houdini, a musical based on the life of the escape artist, with music by Oscar and Grammy winner Danny Elfman, lyrics by David Yazbek ("The Full Monty," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"), and book by Kurt Andersen (the novels "Heyday" and "Turn of the Century"). Hugh Jackman will star. Directed by Jack O'Brien ("Hairspray"). Target opening: spring 2010.
 
NEW How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a revival of the 1961 musical. Daniel Radcliffe ("Equus," the Harry Potter films) stars in a reading scheduled for December. Rob Ashford directs and choreographs.
 
The Hudsucker Proxy, a musical version of the 1994 film by Joel and Ethan Coen about a mailroom employee who becomes the CEO of a large corporation. Glenn Slater ("The Little Mermaid") is writing the book and lyrics. Stephen Weiner is composing the music.
 
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.
 
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures, a new play by Tony Kushner, ran at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis through June 28. The TwinCities.com website reports there are plans for a Broadway production during the 2009-10 season.
 
Josephine, a musical based on the life of Josephine Baker, the African-American performer who became a star in Paris in the 1920s. The New York Times reports that Deborah Cox ("Aida") will star. Joey McKneely will direct. Steve Dorff is the composer, and John Bettis will write the lyrics. The book is by Ellen Weston and Mark Hampton.
 
Kinky Boots, a musical version of the 2005 film comedy about a British drag queen. Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig have acquired the rights, and Jerry Mitchell ("Legally Blonde," "Cry-Baby") is in talks to direct. No writing team is yet in place.
 
Kiss of the Spider Woman, a play by Allan Baker based on Manuel Puig's novel about South American political prisoners, unrelated to the 1985 film adaptation. A musical version of Puig's novel won the 1993 Tony Award for best musical. This production played London's Donmar Warehouse in 2007.
 
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 was held April 14–May 13, 2008, in NYC. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 12, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 11, 2008.
 
Liberace, a musical based on the life of the flamboyant entertainer. Wayland Pickard stars in the title role. Pamela Hall ("Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical") directs. Target opening: fall 2009.
 
Little House on the Prairie, a musical based on the book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Melissa Gilbert (who starred in the TV series) 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 was mounted in Minneapolis at the Guthrie Theater in summer 2008. Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J., will stage a production Sept. 10–Oct. 10 and then a tour. Last EPA for Paper Mill production: Feb. 19. Last Equity chorus calls for singers and dancers for the Paper Mill production: Feb. 20 and 23.
 
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.
 
Mandela Project, a musical based on the upcoming memoir of Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, about the South African struggle against apartheid. The creative team is TBA. Target Broadway opening: 2010.
 
Minsky's, a new musical about the burlesque producer, with a book by Bob Martin ("The Drowsy Chaperone"), music by Charles Strouse ("Annie"), and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead ("Jelly's Last Jam"). A production played at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles through March 1. The New York Post and the Associated Press report the producers are considering bringing it to Broadway this fall.
 
Mormon Musical, a new musical about the Mormon faith by Bobby Lopez ("Avenue Q") and "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Cheyenne Jackson ("Xanadu") is reportedly cast in a workshop.
 
My Man Godfrey, a musical version of the 1936 screwball film comedy, with book by Rupert Holmes ("The Mystery of Edwin Drood") and score by Mark Hollmann ("Urinetown"). A reading was held in Manhattan on March 6.
 
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 film comedy starring Jerry Lewis as a nerdy academic who transforms into a swinging lounge lizard. Lewis will direct. Marvin Hamlisch ("A Chorus Line") is composing the music and Rupert Holmes ("The Mystery of Edwin Drood") is writing the book and lyrics. Target opening: 2010-11.
 
Once, a musical stage version of the 2006 film about a busker and an immigrant spending a week together in Dublin, Ireland. Target opening: 2010-11 season.
 
Paradise Found, a new musical based on Joseph Roth's 1939 novel "The Tale of the 1,002nd Night," set in 1870s Vienna, with book by Richard Nelson, music by Johann Strauss II (as adapted by Jonathan Tunick), and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh. Harold Prince and Susan Stroman will co-direct. The New York Post reports that the production will likely star Mandy Patinkin, John Cullum, Judy Kaye, and Shuler Hensley. The New York Times reports that a production at London's Menier Chocolate Factory is planned for spring 2010, to be followed by a Broadway transfer.
 
Pitman Painters, a play by Lee Hall ("Billy Elliot") about miners who take up painting. Hall said at the 2009 Tony Awards there were plans to bring this London production to Broadway in March 2010.
 
Promises, Promises, a revival of the 1968 musical based on the film "The Apartment." Rob Ashford directed a workshop starring Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace") and Anne Hathaway ("The Devil Wears Prada"). A staged reading was subsequently held in Manhattan on Oct. 18, 2008. The New York Post reports that Kristin Chenoweth may play the female lead. Target opening: spring 2010.
 
Rebecca, a musical version of Daphne Du Maurier's suspense novel, with book and lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. To be directed by Francesca Zambello ("The Little Mermaid"). The show is currently playing in Vienna and Tokyo. Target Broadway opening: 2010.
 
The Red Rose Girls, a new musical about four women artists living in turn-of-the-century Philadelphia. Jeff Blumenkrantz is writing the music and lyrics, and the book is by Alice A. Carter. Target opening: 2011-12 season.
 
Robin and the 7 Hoods, a stage version of the 1964 film musical about Chicago gangsters. The score will feature songs by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen, drawn from those written for the film and other sources. Casey Nicholaw ("The Drowsy Chaperone") directs and choreographs. Rupert Holmes ("The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "The First Wives Club") will write the book. Target opening: 2010-11 on Broadway after a tryout production on the West Coast.
 
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.
 
Sammy, a musical biography of Sammy Davis Jr. Leslie Bricusse ("Stop the World—I Want to Get Off," "Jekyll & Hyde") is writing the score and book. A production runs Sept. 19–Nov. 8 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPA for the Old Globe production: May 29. Last Equity chorus call for the Old Globe production: June 1.
 
Sammy & Me, a one-man musical telling the parallel stories of Sammy Davis Jr. and a young African-American performer. Written by Wendy Dann and Eric Jordan Young, the show was a hit in an upstate New York production; two industry readings were held May 2, 2008 in Manhattan. Producers are aiming for a Broadway run in 2009.
 
Secondhand Lions, a musical version of the 2003 film about a shy boy spending the summer with his eccentric uncles in Texas. The book is by Rupert Holmes ("The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), and the score is by Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary. Matt August is directing. A workshop is planned for 2010, with a 2011 opening.
 
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. Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment produced the London premiere, which opened June 2 to mixed notices.
 
Sleepless in Seattle, a musical version of the 1993 romantic film comedy. Jeff Arch, co-author of the original screenplay, will write the book. Songwriter Leslie Bricusse has withdrawn from the project; a replacement is being sought. Target opening of early 2010.
 
A Star Is Born, a musical stage version of the 1954 film about a rising Hollywood actor and her alcoholic has-been husband. According to the New York Post, Kevin Spacey is in talks to play the male lead; Michael John LaChiusa is the musical supervisor and is adapting the screenplay. Jonathan Butterell directs. The score will feature the Harold Arlen–Ira Gershwin songs from the film. A workshop is planned for London's Old Vic Theatre.
 
Summer Stock, a stage version of the 1950 movie musical about a Connecticut farm owner who allows a show to try out in her barn. The book is by Sam Scalamoni and Jeffrey Haddow, with new songs by composer Thomas Tierney and lyricists Tierney and Haddow. Four songs from the movie will be used. An invited industry showcase was held in Manhattan Aug. 6 and 7.
 
Tales of the City, a musical based on Armistead Maupin's series of novels about San Francisco in the 1970s. Jeff Whitty ("Avenue Q") is writing the book, and the score will be by Jason Sellard and John Garden of the band Scissor Sisters. Jason Moore ("Avenue Q") directs. A reading was presented at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center July 4–11 as part of its Musical Theater Conference.
 
Talley's Folly, a revival of Lanford Wilson's 1979 two-character play, to be staged by the original director, Marshall W. Mason. This production played the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J., in fall 2008 with Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") and Margot White.
 
Thriller, a musical based on the 1983 music video inspired by the song by Michael Jackson. James L. Nederlander has acquired the rights from Jackson. Tentatively, the score will use songs from Jackson's "Thriller" and "Off the Wall" albums. With Jackson's recent death, the production has been put on hold.
 
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.
 
A View from the Bridge, a revival of Arthur Miller's 1955 play about a longshoreman and his family. The New York Post reports Liev Schreiber will star and Gregory Mosher will direct. Target opening: spring 2010.
 
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.
 
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a new musical based on the book by Roald Dahl and the 1971 and 2005 film versions. David Greig writes the book and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Hairspray") will write the songs. Sam Mendes is producing and may direct.
 
Woodstock Project, an as-yet-untitled musical about the historic 1969 rock concert, utilizing elements of Michael Lang's book "The Road to Woodstock." Target opening: 2010-11.
 
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.
 
Avenue Q, a musical featuring live actors and puppets. Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., NYC. Opened on Broadway July 31, 2003. Off-Broadway performances begin Oct. 9. Last EPA: Dec. 19, 2008. Last open call: Feb. 29, 2008. Last Equity chorus call: June 13, 2008.
 
Blue Man Group, a performance-art piece with a cast of three. Casting: Blue Man Productions, 599 Broadway, 5th fl., NYC 10012. Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., NYC. Opened Nov. 11, 1991.
 
The Fantasticks, a return engagement of the recent revival of the long-running 1960 musical. Casting: Terzetto LLC, c/o 1627 Broadway, NYC 10019. Snapple Theatre Center, 1627 Broadway, NYC. Performances resumed June 16, 2008. Last EPAs: May 26, 27, and 28, 2008. Call for pix and résumés for the roles of Matt, Luisa, and the Mute: Feb. 12.
 
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: July 9.
 
Perfect Crime, the longest-running play in Off-Broadway history. Casting: Catherine Russell, 1627 Broadway, NYC 10019. Snapple Theatre Center, 1627 Broadway, NYC. Opened April 18, 1987. Last call for Equity pictures and résumés: July 2.
 
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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