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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.

Compiled by Mark Dundas Wood

FEATURE FILMS: CURRENTLY SHOOTING

*NEW Death and Dr. Chang(e), a spiritual, political, and romantic dark comedy. Directed by D.Q. Gladstone. Shooting through early summer. Principals and background: dqgladstone@gmail.com. Especially seeking a taller Asian female, 30–40, with comedic skills. Also seeking actors of all races, with uniforms, to play police officers. Nonunion project; no pay.

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.

Vampire Tales, a feature about a young vampire trying to make it big on reality TV. Directed by Tim Greene. Shooting continues to early March. Principals and background: Amy Wiseman, c/o Box 20554, Philadelphia, PA 19138 or timgreene2007@yahoo.com. For more info, go to www.timgreenefilms.com.

UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

As I Stand, a Christian feature film. Director TBA. Shooting in April. Principals and background: Divine Sign Pictures, 18 Endicott Drive, Great Meadows, NJ 07838, Attn: Angela Sgro, or divinesign@juno.com. Also seeking crew. Producers state: "Due to our desire to work with like-minded artists and our belief that doing so will render a stronger and more accurate production, individuals of Christian faith are preferred." No pay.

*A Bridge and an Ocean, a dramedy about a young man attempting to overcome his fear of the ocean. Directed by Ted Ryan. Shooting begins April 6 in Rhode Island. Principals: modesthouseproductions@yahoo.com. Seeking the following role only: male, 40–50, neighbor with a fear of bridges. Background: Not casting. No pay, but meals, lodging, and travel expenses covered.

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

*NEW Dark Fields, a thriller, set in New York and Pennsylvania, about a writer who takes a wonder pill and becomes more intelligent. Directed by Neil Burger. Shooting in New York from March 31 to mid-April. With Bradley Cooper and Daniel Richards. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011.

The Familia, a Latino mob love story. Directed by Emilio Rosa and Juan Shamsul Alam. Shooting begins in late May 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 One Night Stand, a psychosexual horror film. Directed by Gorman Bechard. Shooting begins this spring in Connecticut. With Lynn Mancinelli and Alex Brown. Principals: Casting, P.O. Box 6260, Hamden, CT 06517 or onenightstandmovie@gmail.com. Seeking the following roles: male, 35, frat boy who never grew up; male, 45, sleazy lawyer type; male, 30, tall, dark, good-looking, blue-eyed; female, 28–38, tall, Caucasian, domineering, lawyer type. Note: Three male roles involve simulated sexual situations and nudity from the waist up (brief full-frontal nudity in the case of the sleazy lawyer type). Background: Not casting. No pay, but transportation and a share of the back end. For more info, see www.onsmovie.com.

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 April 2; 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.

Regretting Fish, a crime thriller. Directed by Brad Saville. Shooting in May. Principals: cadillacfilms@gmail.com. Seeking male actors, 30s to 70s. No pay. Background: Not currently casting. Also seeking crew.

Return to Start, a drama. Directed by Ken Castellano. Shooting June 1–Aug. 31 in New Jersey. Principals: Not casting. Background: casting@908media.com. No pay. For more information, go to www.returntostart.com.

Two 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 Win Win, a drama about a runaway teenager who changes the lives of a suburban New Jersey family. Directed by Tom McCarthy. Shooting begins March 15. With Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001.

TV IN PRODUCTION

30 Rock, a half-hour backstage comedy for NBC set in the production offices of a television comedy show. Shooting until 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 continues into May. 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 floor, NYC 10011. Men must be willing to have their hair cut short; women must have at least shoulder-length hair.

Damages, a legal drama for FX. Shooting until March 24. 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 continues into late spring. With Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth. Principals: Mark Saks Casting, c/o RSA Films, 270 Lafayette St., Ste. 203, NYC 10012. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 336 W. 37th St., Ste. 315, NYC 10018 or candgcasting@gmail.com. Note: AFTRA project.

Gossip Girl, an hourlong drama for the CW about young socialites, based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. Shooting to March 9. With Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Taylor Momsen, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Matthew Settle, Kelly Rutherford, and Jessica Szohr. Principals: Bowling/Miscia Casting, 609 Greenwich St., 6th floor, NYC 10014. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001.

Law & Order, an hourlong NBC drama. Shooting to April 15. 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 floor, NYC 10001.

*Law & Order: Criminal Intent, an hourlong drama for the USA Network. Shooting continues to May 7. With Eric Bogosian, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Alicia Witt, and Chris Noth. 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 floor, NYC 10001.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, an hourlong NBC drama. Shooting until May 2. 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: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001.

*NEW Lights Out, an hourlong drama for FX about a retired boxer. Shooting from March 9 to midsummer. With Holt McCallany, Catherine McCormack, Stacy Keach, and Pablo Schreiber. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011.

Louie, a half-hour comedy for FX. Shooting began Nov. 30, 2009, and continues to March 15. With Louis C.K. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001.

Mercy, an hourlong medical drama for NBC. Shooting continues to April 22. 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 floor, NYC 10001, Attn: Dave Waldron.

*NEW Mildred Pierce, a miniseries for HBO, based on the novel by James M. Cain and directed by Todd Haynes. Shooting from April 8 through midsummer. With Kate Winslet. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011.

Rescue Me, an hourlong drama for FX about the professional and personal lives of New York City firefighters. Shooting through May. 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 began July 14, 2009, and continues through April 16. 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 floor studio, Long Island City, NY 11101. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 336 W. 37th St., Ste. 315, NYC 10018 or candgcasting@gmail.com.

DAYTIME DRAMA

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. Series is slated to end in September.

One Life to Live (ABC). Julie Madison (casting director), Victoria Visgilio (associate), Sheryl Baker-Fisher (assistant), 157 Columbus Ave., 2nd floor, 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.

Compiled by David Sheward and Erik Haagensen

Broadway: Upcoming

American Idiot, a musical based on Green Day's 2004 album. Directed by Michael Mayer ("Spring Awakening"). A production at Berkeley Repertory Theatre closed Nov. 15, 2009. Previews begin March 24 at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens April 20. Casting: Jim Carnahan and Carrie Gardner, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Last EPAs: Nov. 23, 24, and 25, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Nov. 24, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Dec. 1, 2009.

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 ran July 23–Aug. 14, 2009, at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. Target Broadway opening: fall 2010. Last EPAs: Sept. 28 and 29, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 1, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 2, 2009.

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 6 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens April 28. Casting: David Caparelliotis, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 10036. Last EPA: June 25, 2009.

Enron, Lucy Prebble's new play about the financial scandals of the 1990s. The hit London production transfers to the West End from the Royal Court Theatre in January. A Broadway production with an all-American cast begins rehearsals on or about March 2. Previews begin April 8 at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens April 27. Casting: Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Oct. 12, 13, and 14, 2009.

Fences, a revival of August Wilson's 1987 play about a former baseball player and his family. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are scheduled to star, with Kenny Leon directing. Casting: David Caparelliotis and Mele Negler, MelCap Casting, 260 W. 44th St., 3rd fl., NYC 10036. Previews begin April 14 at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens April 26. Last EPA: Dec. 3, 2009.

A Free Man of Color, a new play by John Guare set in early-19th century New Orleans. Produced by Lincoln Center Theater and directed by George C. Wolfe. Previews begin Oct. 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 18. Casting and EPAs: TBA.

La Bête, a revival of David Hirson's 1991 farce set in 17th-century France. Joanna Lumley ("Absolutely Fabulous"), David Hyde Pierce ("Curtains"), and Mark Rylance ("Boeing Boeing") star, with Matthew Warchus ("The Norman Conquests," "Boeing Boeing") directing. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Opens June 29 for a limited run through Aug. 28 in the West End. Previews begin Sept. 6 at a Broadway theater TBA. Opens: TBD. Last EPAs: Feb. 26, March 1, and March 2.

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. Performances begin April 6 at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens April 18. Last EPAs: Aug. 27 and 28, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 31, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 1, 2009.

Lips Together, Teeth Apart, a revival of Terrence McNally's 1991 play about two couples on Fire Island, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company. Megan Mullally, Patton Oswalt, and Lily Taylor have been announced to star. Joe Mantello directs. Casting: Carrie Gardner, Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Previews begin April 9 at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens April 29. EPAs: TBA.

Lombardi, a new play by Eric Simonson based on the life of the legendary football coach. An earlier version was produced by the Madison Repertory Theatre in fall 2007. Target opening: fall 2010. Casting: Laura Stanczyk, 150 W. 28th St., Ste. 701, NYC 10001. Last EPAs: Feb. 22–24.

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, with a Broadway opening on Nov. 11. Last EPAs: March 30, 31, and April 1, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 2, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 6, 2009. Last open audition for the role of Gustave: May 1, 2009.

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. Previews begin March 13 at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., NYC. Opens April 11. Casting: Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Oct. 26, 28, and Nov. 3, 2009.

The Pitmen Painters, Lee Hall's play about a group of miners taking up painting. Manhattan Theatre Club will present a transfer of the hit London production with the British cast. Performances begin in September at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. EPAs for understudies: 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 for a 12-week engagement. Opens March 6, 2011, at a Broadway theater TBA. Casting: Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Oct. 16, 19, and 20, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 27, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 26, 2009. Last open auditions: Feb. 19.

Promises, Promises, a revival of the 1968 musical by Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach, and Hal David, based on Billy Wilder's film "The Apartment." Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth star. Rob Ashford directs and choreographs. Rehearsals begin Feb. 8. Previews begin March 28 at the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, NYC. Opens April 25. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPAs: Nov. 3 and 4, 2009. Last EPA: Nov. 5, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Nov. 6, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Nov. 9, 2009.

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, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 17, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 4, 2008.

Red, John Logan's two-character play about abstract painter Mark Rothko. Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne will recreate their performances from the hit Donmar Warehouse production in London. Previews begin March 11 at the John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens April 1 for a limited 15-week run. Casting for understudies: TBA.

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 at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., NYC. Opens April 22 for a limited engagement through June 13. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Last EPA: Oct. 16, 2009.

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 were scheduled to begin Feb. 25 at the Hilton Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC, but the production has been postponed to the 2010-11 season. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPA: March 4, 2009. Last open call: April 13, 2009. 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, 2009. Last open call in Hollywood: April 18, 2009. Last open call in Seattle: April 20, 2009. Last open call in Chicago: May 7, 2009. Last open call in Austin, Texas: May 27, 2009.

War Horse, a National Theatre of Great Britain production, co-produced with Lincoln Center Theater, based on Michael Morpurgo's novel about a boy and his horse before and during World War I. Previews begin March 17, 2011, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC. Opens April 14, 2011. Casting and EPAs: TBA.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a musical based on the 1988 Pedro Almodovar film. Lincoln Center Theater will produce. Jeffrey Lane authors the book, David Yazbek writes the score, and Bartlett Sher (LCT's "South Pacific") directs. Performances begin Oct. 2 at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 4. Casting and EPAs: TBA.

You Can't Take It With You, a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1936 Pulitzer Prize–winning comedy about an eccentric family. Anna D. Shapiro ("August: Osage County") directs. Pre-Broadway tryout at Boston's Huntington Theatre, Sept. 24–Oct. 24. Previews begin Oct. 29 at a Broadway theater TBA. Opens on or about Nov. 7. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Last EPAs: March 3, 4, and 5.

Broadway: Currently Playing

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") direct and design. Jerry Zaks has been hired as creative consultant. Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane star. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Now in previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., NYC. Opens April 8. Last EPA for possible future replacements: Dec. 3, 2009. 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.

All About Me, a musical entertainment starring Barry Humphries (as Dame Edna Everage) and Michael Feinstein. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Now in previews at Henry Miller's Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., NYC. Opens March 18. Last EPA: Jan. 22.

*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, 2009. Last EPA for boys: Sept. 25, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for adult singers: March 4. Last Equity chorus call for adult dancers: March 8. Last EPA and open call for principal child roles: Oct. 4, 2008. Upcoming Equity chorus call for child dancers (girls): March 27. Upcoming Equity chorus call for child singers (boys): March 26. Last open call for girls, 9–12: July 15, 2009. Upcoming EPAs for adult roles for the second national tour: March 23 and 25. Last Equity chorus call for child dancers for the second national tour: Feb. 20. Last Equity chorus call for adult dancers for the second national tour: March 8.

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, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Nov. 23, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for national tour: July 14, 2008.

Come Fly Away, a new musical featuring the music and vocals of Frank Sinatra, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp. A production played Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, Sept. 15–Oct. 11, 2009, under the title "Come Fly With Me." Cast members from the Alliance production will be re-creating their roles. Producers are seeking a second principal cast, which will be guaranteed two performances a week. Though the Atlanta production was under the jurisdiction of the American Guild of Musical Artists, the Broadway show is now under the jurisdiction of Actors' Equity Association. Now in previews at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, NYC. Opens March 25. Casting: Stuart Howard Associates, 151 W. 26th St., NYC 10011. Last AGMA auditions: Dec. 7, 2009.

*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 Off-Broadway June 15–July 3, 2009. Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 47th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 23, 2009. Casting: Mungioli Theatricals, 207 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10001. Last EPA for the developmental project: April 27, 2009. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: March 11.

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, 2009. Last EPA: Feb. 16.

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, 2009. Last EPA: Feb. 23. Last open call for principals: Jan. 21. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 7. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 12. Last open call in Los Angeles: Dec. 10, 2009.

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, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 9. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 11. 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, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the national tour: Jan. 22, 2009.

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, 2009. Last open call for principals for Broadway and national tour: Sept. 16 and 17, 2009 (in Boston). Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Nov. 4, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Nov. 3, 2009.

Lend Me a Tenor, a revival of Ken Ludwig's 1989 farce. Now in previews at the Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens April 4. Casting: David Caparelliotis, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: July 28, 29, and 30, 2009.

*The Lion King, a musical based on the 1994 animated film. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 13, 1997. Upcoming EPA for Broadway and national tour: March 18. Last open call for kids: Oct. 24, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 16. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Feb. 18 and 23.

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. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., NYC. Opened Dec. 13, 2009. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPAs: May 11, 14, and 15, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 26, 2009.

Looped, Matthew Lombardo's play about Tallulah Bankhead at a recording session for her last film. Valerie Harper stars as Bankhead. Now in previews at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens March 14. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Last EPA: Dec. 16, 2009.

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, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: April 23, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Oct. 27, 2009.

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, 2009. Last EPAs for all Disney shows: June 14 and 17, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway: July 1, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway: June 29, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the national tour: Jan. 4. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the national tour: Jan. 6. Last open call for dancers: April 6, 2006. Last open call for kids: May 16, 2009. Last EPA for national tour in Los Angeles: Jan. 29.

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"). Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened Oct. 19, 2009. Last EPA: March 19, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 18, 2009.

The Miracle Worker, a revival of William Gibson's 1959 play about the young Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. Alison Pill and Abigail Breslin star. Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway, NYC. Opened March 3. Casting: Jay Binder/Jack Bowdan, Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Oct. 23, 26, and 27, 2009. Last EPA for the role of Jimmy: Nov. 16, 2009.

Next Fall, Geoffrey Nauffts' play about a gay couple in conflict over the religious convictions of one of the partners. Presented Off-Broadway earlier this season. Actors in the Off-Broadway production will be reprising their roles. Casting: Howard Cherpakov Casting, 150 W. 28th St., Ste. 701, NYC 10001. Now in previews at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens March 11. Last EPA for understudies: Dec. 10, 2009.

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 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, 2009. Last EPA: March 6, 2009.

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, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Jan. 16. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Jan. 19.

Race, a new play by David Mamet. Richard Thomas, James Spader, David Alan Grier, and Kerry Washington star. The playwright will direct. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., NYC. Opened Dec. 6, 2009. Casting: Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Last EPA: Sept. 18, 2009.

*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, 2009. Upcoming EPA: March 12. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 10. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: March 11.

*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 opened in San Francisco in September 2009. Last EPA: March 10. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 5. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 4. Upcoming Equity chorus call for the national tour: March 11.

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, 2009. Last EPA: Dec. 9, 2009. Last Equity principal dancer auditions: March 18 and 20, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 16, 2009. Last open calls for the roles of Tony and Maria: Nov. 2, 2009. 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, 2009.

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, 2009. Last open call for dancers: May 8, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Nov. 5, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Nov. 19, 2009. Last EPA for second national tour: Feb. 22. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for second national tour: Feb. 16. Last Equity chorus call for singers for second national tour: Feb. 23.

Note: A Behanding in Spokane, Present Laughter, Time Stands Still, and A View From the Bridge are limited runs. There is no further casting scheduled for these shows.

National Tour Only: Currently Playing and Upcoming

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. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Last EPA for principal dancers: Oct. 8, 2009.

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, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 5, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 6, 2009.

*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, 2009. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: March 11. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: March 12.

Shrek: The Musical, a musical version of the 2001 animated film, with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. National tour begins in July at the Cadillac Theatre in Chicago. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPAs: Oct. 14, 15, and 19, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 16, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 26, 2009.

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, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 19.

Young Frankenstein, the musical based on Mel Brooks' 1974 film comedy. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 1. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 2.

Xanadu, the satiric musical based on the critically panned 1980 film. Tours until April 2010. Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. Last Equity chorus call: Oct. 30, 2009.

Broadway: Workshops, In Development, Etc.

American Psycho, a musical version of Bret Easton Ellis' novel about a Wall Street banker who is also a psychopathic killer. Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening") is writing the score, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will do the book.

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 2009 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.

Bare, a "pop opera" about two gay students at a Catholic school, with music by Damon Intrabartolo and lyrics by Jon Hartmere. Previously produced in Los Angeles in 2001 and Off-Broadway in 2004. Target Broadway opening: 2010-11.

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 played La Jolla Playhouse, Nov. 10–Dec. 20, 2009. 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, 2009.

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, 2009, in Manhattan.

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") is set to pen the book. A production is scheduled for Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in early 2011. N.Y./L.A. casting: Rachel Hoffman, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St.,10th fl., NYC 10036. Last Equity chorus call in L.A. for dancers: March 1. Last Equity chorus call in L.A. for singers: Feb. 28.

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, 2009. Last EPA for the roles of Bruce and Young Bruce in Los Angeles: March 19, 2009.

Busker Alley, a musical based on the 1938 film "St. Martin's Lane." Jim Dale is slated to star and Tony Walton to direct. The show was originally scheduled to open on Broadway in 1995, but star Tommy Tune broke his foot, and the production closed out of town.

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 was held July 13 and 14, 2009, 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. A production at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre ran through Jan. 3. Target opening: 2010.

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, 2009, in Manhattan.

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. Original target opening: 2009-10 season. No new dates have been announced.

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.

Don't Dress for Dinner, a revival of the farce by Marc Camoletti ("Boeing-Boeing"). This production had a hit run in Chicago during the 2008-09 season. Target opening: 2010.

NEW Dumbo, a stage version of the 1941 animated film. The New York Post reports that Disney is in talks with directors to bring it to Broadway. No dates or creative team as of yet.

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. A workshop was staged in New York Nov. 2–Dec. 12, 2009. Last EPAs for the workshop: Aug. 4, 6, and 7, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the workshop: Sept. 14, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the workshop: Sept. 15, 2009.

Enter Laughing: The Musical, a reworked revival of the 1976 musical "So Long, 174th Street," based on the play "Enter Laughing" by Joseph Stein, which was in turn based on Carl Reiner's memoir of the same name. This production was a hit Off-Broadway at the York Theatre Company during the 2008-09 season. Target opening: 2010-11.

NEW Evita, a revival of the 1979 Andrew Lloyd Webber–Tim Rice musical. This production was a hit in London in 2006, and its star Elena Roger will reportedly headline the Broadway transfer. Michael Grandage ("Frost/Nixon," "Hamlet" with Jude Law) will direct. Rob Ashford will do the choreography. Target opening: 2011.

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.

A Few Good Men, a revival of Aaron Sorkin's 1989 play about a military trial. According to The New York Times, producer Ken Davenport and director David Esbjornson are seeking a star for the lead role. Target opening: 2010-11 season.

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 2009 with Christian Borle, Kate Baldwin, and Katie Holmes, directed by Rob Ashford. A reading of a later draft was held June 5, 2009, in Manhattan, also starring Christian Borle. Harvey Weinstein will produce. Target opening: 2010.

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. Zambello has since left the project and a new director is being sought. 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.

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.

Godspell, a revival of Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak's 1971 musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. This production was scheduled to open in 2008 but was postponed when a major backer withdrew. Target opening: 2010-11.

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.

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.

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"). Original target opening: spring 2010. No new dates announced.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a revival of the 1961 musical. Daniel Radcliffe ("Equus," the "Harry Potter" films), David Hyde-Pierce, Michael Urie, Nancy Opel, and Lewis Stadlen starred in a reading on Dec. 21, 2009, in Manhattan. 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.

The Importance of Being Earnest, a revival of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, directed by Brian Bedford, who will also star as Lady Bracknell. Roundabout Theatre Company presents this production, which is based on Bedford's staging for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2009. Target opening: winter 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre.

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.

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. Rob Ashford has replaced Taylor Hackford as director. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. A backers audition with Raúl Esparza, Sutton Foster, and Kendra Kassebaum was held in January in Manhattan. A production is set for the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, Sept. 5–Oct. 17. Last EPA for Ahmanson production: Feb. 19. Last Equity chorus call in New York for singers for Ahmanson production: Feb. 22. Last Equity chorus call in New York for dancers for Ahmanson production: Feb. 21. Last Equity chorus call in L.A. for singers for Ahmanson production: Feb. 14. Last Equity chorus call in L.A. for dancers for Ahmanson production: Feb. 14.

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. Original target opening: fall 2009. No new dates announced.

A Life in the Theatre, a revival of David Mamet's 1977 two-character play. Neil Pepe, who also staged the Broadway revival of Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," directs. Target opening: fall 2010.

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., staged a production Sept. 10–Oct. 10, 2009, which is scheduled to tour. Last EPA for Paper Mill production: Feb. 19, 2009. Last Equity chorus calls for singers and dancers for the Paper Mill production: Feb. 20 and 23, 2009.

Love and Mercy, a new play by Jon Robin Baitz ("The Paris Letter," "A Fair Country") about a matinee idol turned politician and his wife and daughter, both of whom are writers. Target opening: 2010-11 season.

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.

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, 2009. The New York Post and the Associated Press report the producers were considering bringing it to Broadway for fall 2009. No new dates.

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.

The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's two-character play about Martin Luther King Jr., currently playing in London. Kenny Leon directs. Target opening: fall 2010.

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, 2009.

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.

Picnic, a revival of William Inge's 1953 play about a Labor Day picnic in a small Midwestern town. David Cromer ("Our Town," "Brighton Beach Memoirs"), who staged an acclaimed 2008 production of the play at the Writer's Theater in Chicago, directs. Target opening: fall 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. A production is planned for the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego for July 14–Aug. 29, with a Broadway production to follow. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPA for the Old Globe production: Feb. 24. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the Old Globe production: Feb. 22. Last Equity call for singers for the Old Globe production: Feb. 23.

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.

Run DMC Project, a new musical about the rise of the popular rap group. Paula Wagner ("Mission: Impossible," "The Last Samurai") is producing.

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, 2009, 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. He has been replaced by Michelle Citrin, Michael Garin, and Josh Nelson, who will collaborate on the score. Joel Zwick ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") will direct. Target opening: Feb. 14, 2011.

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.

A Streetcar Named Desire, a revival of Tennessee Williams' classic 1947 drama. According to The New York Times, producer Stephen C. Byrd plans to mount a production with a multiracial cast for spring 2011.

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, 2009.

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 July 4–11, 2009, at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center 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.

The Thief, a rock musical. Target opening: 2010-11.

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.

Wanda's World, a musical about "tweens" that played Off-Broadway in 2008. Target opening: fall 2010.

War Horse, the National Theatre production based on Michael Morpurgo's novel about a boy and his horse before and during World War I. Target Broadway transfer: 2011.

White Noise, a musical about real-life "Nazi folk twins" Lynx and Lamb Gaede of the band Prussian Blue. A reading was held in Manhattan on Dec. 14, 2009. The world premiere was presented in New Orleans in summer 2009.

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.

Zorba, a revival of the 1968 musical based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis and the 1964 film. Antonio Banderas is reportedly interested in playing the lead, and David Leveaux will direct.

Off-Broadway: Current Long-Running Productions

The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow's adaptation of John Buchan's novel, best known for its 1935 film version directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Casting: Jack Bowdan, Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Opened on Broadway May 8, 2008, and closed Jan. 10. Previews begin March 25 at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., NYC. Opening date: April 15. Last EPA: Jan. 7.

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 began Oct. 9, 2009. 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, 2009.

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, 2009.

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: Oct. 29, 2009.

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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