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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.

New York Film and Television

Compiled by Mark Dundas Wood

Feature Films: Currently Shooting

The Baster, a romantic comedy about impregnation. Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Shooting March 25–May 21. With Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Jeff Goldblum. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (previously Untitled Marc Lawrence Feature), a romantic comedy. Directed by Marc Lawrence. Shooting began March 16 and continues into June. With Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker. Principals: No information available. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3175, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

Fair Game, a drama based on the memoirs of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. Directed by Doug Liman. Shooting March 30–May 29. With Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. Principals: No further casting. Background: Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting, 71 Park Ave., NYC 10016.

Love on Ice, a thriller. Directed by Keith Matturro. Shooting began Feb. 15 and continues through mid-June, mostly on weekends, in New York City and Suffolk County. With Angelo Miliano, Rebecca Anderson, Jay Oliver, and Heather Leonard. Principals and background: Steve Montague, 49 E. Main St., Ste. 7A, Riverhead, NY 11901 or judgejanitor@yahoo.com. Currently seeking a female, 25–40, to play a policewoman, and a male, 35–40, 6 feet 5 inches or taller, to play a killer. Pay for lead roles.

Salt, a spy thriller. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Shooting began March 9 and continues into June. With Angelina Jolie. Principals: No further casting. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001, Attn: Todd Feldman. Especially seeking military types.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a modern adaptation of the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poem. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Shooting March 9–July 10. With Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, and Teresa Palmer. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Twelve, a drama about private-school students at home during spring break. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Shooting April 21–May 21. Principals: No further casting. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3175, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

Untitled Nancy Meyers Feature, a romantic comedy. Shooting continues into June. With Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

Accelerate, a drama about a BMX rider who faces a huge dilemma. Directed by Eric Bugbee. Shooting from late June to late July in New York, Philadelphia, and eastern Pennsylvania. Principals and background: casting@bluetrailentertainment.com (YouTube links welcomed). For more information, go to www.accelerate-themovie.com.

As I Stand, a Christian drama. Director TBA. Shooting in June in northwestern New Jersey. Principals and background: Divine Sign Pictures, 18 Endicott Drive, Great Meadows, NJ 07838, or divinesign@juno.com. Also seeking crew. According to the producers, individuals of Christian faith are preferred. No pay.

*Broken Souls, an indie thriller. Director TBA. Shooting in late May. Principals and background: brokensoulsmovie@gmail.com. Seeking the following principal role only: male, mid-30s, medium build. Some pay.

Dance Film Sequel, the latest installment in a dance movie franchise. Director TBA. Shooting begins May 11. Principals: No information available. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 440 Ninth Ave., Ste. 24, NYC 10001 or candgcasting@gmail.com.

The Darkroom, an independent drama. Directed by Paul Rothman. Shooting begins in late spring or early summer; shooting mostly in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Principals and background: Close Up Pictures LLC, 172 Fifth Ave., Box #67, Brooklyn, NY 11217, Attn: Casting Director. Possible pay for some roles.

*NEW Date Night, a comedy. Directed by Shawn Levy. Shooting June 8–July 2; also shooting in L.A. With Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

*The Familia, a Latino mob love story. Directed by Emilio Rosa and Juan Shamsul Alam. Shooting begins in July 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, visit www.tainorosa.com or www.thefamilia.us. Deferred pay.

Fuhgeddaboudit, an Italian-American comedy. Directed by Phil Fiumano. Shooting a trailer for the upcoming feature this summer. Principals and background: nyrockstv@aol.com. Seeking Italian-American actors, models, and dancers, ages 25–60. Also seeking crew, editors. Some pay.

*NEW A Little Help, a comedy-drama about a widowed single mother who meets an old flame. Directed by Michael J. Weithorn. Shooting May 11–June 2. With Jenna Fischer and Chris O'Donnell. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001, Attn: Tiffany.

*The Quiet Room, an offbeat comedic feature about a financial analyst who discovers he's at the center of a cult. Directed by Meredith Chang and Paul Vlachos. Shooting begins June 15. Principals: casting@13bit.com. Seeking only an Indian/South Asian male and female, ages 30–40 (leads). Background: Not casting. No pay.

Torture Chamber, a horror film. Directed by Dante Tomaselli. Shooting begins in spring. Principals and background: Dante Tomaselli Casting Dept., 532 La Guardia Place, #189, NYC 10012. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/torturechamberthemovie.

*Untitled Cybil Lake Project, a feature film. Shooting begins Aug. 10. Principals and background: Cybil Lake, c/o Benjamin James, 900 Broadway Ave., 2nd fl., NYC 10003. For more information, go to www.thecybillakeshow.com. No pay. Also seeking a producer.

*NEW Untitled Ken Kushner Project, a supernatural horror film. Shooting from the end of May through mid-June. Principals and background: kreativefilmempire@gmail.com. Deferred pay. For more information, visit www.bluemarblecinema.com.

*V, an ensemble drama about three successful, charming, and criminal financiers. Directed by Marc Lafia. Shooting intermittently May 10–Oct. 15. Principals and background: V Films, 191 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, Attn: Irena Rogovsky.

Won Ton Baby!, a horror comedy. Directed by James Morgart. Shooting begins May 22. With Debbie Rochon and Gunnar Hansen. Principals: No further casting. Background: morgueartfilms@aol.com. Nonunion, no pay.

TV IN PRODUCTION

*NEW Royal Pains, an hourlong comedy for the USA Network about a physician treating the rich and fashionable. Shooting began April 22. With Mark Feurstein. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011. Seeking AFTRA members only.

*NEW The Wonderful Maladys, a comedy pilot for HBO about three siblings who lost their parents at a young age. Directed by Alan Taylor. Shooting May 12–30. With Sarah Michelle Gellar, Molly Parker, and Nate Corddry. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001, Attn: Jenny.

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.

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

Guiding Light (CBS). Rob Decina (casting director), Alison Goodman (associate, under-fives), Jill Creighton (assistant, background), 524 W. 57th St., Ste. 5320, NYC 10019. Accepts post cards and showcase invitations. Series is slated to end production in September.

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.

OTHER PROJECTS

Love Possibly, a Web series looking at New York City's gay social scene. Directed by Richard LeMay. Shooting May–June. Principals and background: lovepossiblyshow@gmail.com. Seeking male actors who are photogenic and physically fit. For more information, see www.lovepossibly.tv. No pay.

New York Theatre

Compiled by David Sheward

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 theatre 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.

Broadway: Unconfirmed or Upcoming Next Season

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, Nathan Lane, Kevin Chamberlin, Terrence Mann, Jan Maxwell, and Marylouise Burke participated in a workshop with a private industry showing on Jan. 27. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. A pre-Broadway run is scheduled for Chicago this fall. Broadway performances are tentatively scheduled to begin March 5, 2010, at a theatre TBA. Opens April 8, 2010. 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.

After Miss Julie, a new play by Patrick Marber based on August Strindberg's Miss Julie, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin Aug. 18. Runs Sept. 18-Dec. 22 at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., NYC. Last EPAs: March 9.

Angels, a new musical about angels and demons, with music by Ken Lai and book and lyrics by Lai and Marcus Cheong. Out-of-town engagement in Shreveport, La., has been canceled. Target opening on Broadway: 2008-09 season. An industry reading was held Dec. 16, 2008. Casting: Calleri Casting, 133 W. 25th St., NYC 10001. Last EPA: March 27, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers and dancers: March 28, 2008.

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. Rehearsals: late summer/early fall. Target opening: fall. Last EPA for the role of Stanley: Dec. 2, 2008. Last EPAs: Jan. 14 and 15. Last open call for the role of Eugene: Jan. 17. Call for pix and résumés for the role of Eugene: March 19.

Bye Bye Birdie, a revival of the 1960 musical about an Elvis-like rock star facing the military draft. Robert Longbottom will direct for Roundabout Theatre Company. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Rehearsals begin July 28. Runs Sept. 11, 2009–Jan. 24, 2010, at a Broadway theatre TBA. Last EPA: March 6. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 19. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 29. Last Equity auditions for teenagers: April 4.

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, and Aaron Tveit head the cast. Kerry Butler has been mentioned for the female lead. 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 is planned for Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, July 23–Aug. 14. Last EPA: Dec. 19, 2007.

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, 2010 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens April 28, 2010. Casting and EPAs: TBA.

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 for the Encores! presentation: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Performances begin at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., NYC, on a date TBA. EPAs: TBA.

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, a new play by Sarah Ruhl. Produced by Lincoln Center Theater. Performances begin Oct. 22 at a Broadway theatre TBA. Opens Nov. 19. Casting and EPAs: TBA.

*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. Rehearsals begin sometime in August in London. Possible tryout in Toronto before opening simultaneously in London and New York sometime in October. Last EPAs: March 30, 31, and April 1. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 2. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 6. Upcoming open audition for the role of Gustave: May 1.

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. Rehearsals begin in late July. Previews begin in September. Last EPA: March 19. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 18.

Nerds, a musical satire about computer pioneers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, with music by Hal Goldberg and book and lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner. Casting: Rachel Hoffman, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Rehearsals and performances begin this spring at a theatre TBA. Last EPAs: May 30, 31, and June 1, 2008.

Nice Work If You Can Get It, a reworked version of Oh, Kay!, the 1926 musical by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, and George and Ira Gershwin. An earlier revision called They All Laughed, with a new book by Joe DiPietro, played the Goodspeed Opera House in 2001. A workshop with the title Heaven on Earth, featuring Harry Connick Jr. and Erin Dilly and directed by Kathleen Marshall, was performed in November 2007. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. An out-of-town tryout in Boston has been canceled. Originally planned to open on Broadway in March. No new dates. Connick is confirmed for the production, but Marshall has left it. Last EPAs: March 27 and 28, 2008. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: March 24 and 25, 2008. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: April 1 and 2, 2008.

Orphans, a revival of Lyle Kessler's 1983 play about a power struggle between two brothers and an older man. Al Pacino stars. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Originally planned to open in early January at a Shubert theatre. No new dates. Last EPA: April 25, 2008.

Popcorn, a play by Ben Elton about a psychopathic couple invading the home of a Hollywood producer, based on Elton's novel. Previously produced in London in 1997. Casting: Jen Rudin and Ed Lewis, c/o "Popcorn" Casting, 331 W. 57th St., #267, NYC 10019. Originally planned to open in fall 2008. No new dates. Theatre TBD. Last EPA: Aug. 24, 2008.

Race, a new play by David Mamet. Rehearsals begin Oct. 26. Opens Dec. 10 at a Broadway theatre TBA. Casting and EPA info: TBA.

*The Royal Family, a revival of the 1927 comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber about a family of actors. Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club; to star Rosemary Harris, John Glover, Jan Maxwell, and Reg Rogers. Doug Hughes directs. Rehearsals begin Aug. 11. Previews begin Sept. 15 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 8 for a limited run. Casting: David Caparelliotis, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 10036. Upcoming EPA: May 1.

*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 begin Jan. 16, 2010, at the Hilton Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens Feb. 18, 2010. 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. Upcoming open call in Chicago: May 7. Upcoming open call in Austin, Texas: May 27.

Stalag 17, a revival of Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski's 1951 play about a group of American soldiers in a German POW camp during World War II. Spike Lee will direct. Clive Owen and Mark Wahlberg have been mentioned to star. Casting: Jim Carnahan and Kim Coleman, Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. No dates announced. Last EPA: Aug. 29, 2007.

The Wiz, a revival of the 1975 musical based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum to be presented by City Center Summer Stars. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Rehearsals begin May 18. Runs June 12-July 3 at City Center, 131 W. 55th St., NYC. Last EPAs: March 11, 12 and 13. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: March 9. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: March 16.

Broadway: Currently Playing

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. Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened May 8, 2008. Last EPA: Jan. 16. Last EPA for the national tour: April 10.

9 to 5, a musical version of the 1980 film comedy about put-upon female office workers and their male-chauvinist boss. Dolly Parton, who starred in the film, is writing the score. Patricia Resnick, co-author of the original screenplay, is penning the book. Joe Mantello is directing. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Now in previews at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, NYC. Opens April 30. Last EPA: Jan. 13. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 21. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 12.

August: Osage County, Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize–winning play about the reunion of an Oklahoma family. Casting: Stuart Howard Associates, 207 W. 25th St., Ste. 601, NYC 10001. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Dec. 4, 2007. Last EPA: Oct. 31, 2008.

Avenue Q, a musical featuring live actors and puppets. Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened July 31, 2003. Last EPA: Dec. 19, 2008. Last open call: Feb. 29, 2008. Last Equity chorus call: June 13, 2008.

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: April 14, 2008. Last EPA and open call for principal child roles: Oct. 4, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for adult dancers: April 7. Last Equity chorus call for adult singers: April 2. 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.

Blithe Spirit, a revival of Noël Coward's classic supernatural comedy. Michael Blakemore directs. Angela Lansbury, Rupert Everett, Christine Ebersole, Jayne Atkinson, Deborah Rush, and Simon Jones star. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened March 15. Last EPA: Dec. 17, 2008.

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: Nov. 7, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for national tour: July 14, 2008.

God of Carnage, a play by French playwright Yasmina Reza about parents and unruly children. A production at London's Gielgud Theatre was a hit. James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels, and Hope Davis star. 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.

Guys and Dolls, a revival of the classic 1950 musical based on Damon Runyon's characters. Des McAnuff directs. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., NYC. Opened March 1. Last EPAs: Aug. 18, 19, and 20, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 25, 2008.

Hair, a revival of the 1968 rock musical, presented earlier this season 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: Nov. 5, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Nov. 7, 2008.

Impressionism, a new play by Michael Jacobs about a photojournalist and a gallery owner. Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen star. Jack O'Brien directs. Casting: Laura Stanczyk, 150 W. 28th St., #701, NYC 10001. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened March 24. Last EPAs: July 15 and 16, 2008. Last EPA for the role of Young Catherine: Dec. 21, 2008.

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 EPAs: July 13 and 23, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 12. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 27. 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.

Irena's Vow, Dan Gordon's play about a woman in Nazi-occupied Poland. Produced Off-Broadway earlier this season. Tovah Feldshuh and the Off-Broadway cast will repeat their roles. Casting for understudies: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., NYC. Opened March 29. Last EPA for understudies: Jan. 30.

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: May 20, 2008. Last open call for principals: May 18, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Nov. 14, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Nov. 13, 2008.

The Lion King, a musical based on the 1994 animated film. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 13, 1997. Last EPA for Broadway and national tour: March 3. Last open call for kids: June 7, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 24. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Sept. 15 and 16, 2008.

The Little Mermaid, a musical based on the 1989 Disney animated film. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., NYC. Opened Jan. 10, 2008. Last EPAs for all Disney shows: June 14 and 17, 2008. Last EPA: July 15, 2008. Last open auditions for the role of Ariel: Jan. 23 and 24 (Denver), Jan. 26 (Los Angeles), Jan. 28 (Philadelphia), and Jan. 29 and 30 (Boston). Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 22. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 29.

Mamma Mia!, a musical featuring the songs of ABBA. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, NYC. Opened Oct. 18, 2001. Last EPA: July 29, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: April 23. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: April 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. 12, 2008. Last EPAs for all Disney shows: June 14 and 17, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Dec. 18, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Dec. 17, 2008. Last open call for dancers: April 6, 2006. Upcoming open call for kids: May 16.

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.

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: Aug. 9, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 13. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 6.

Reasons to Be Pretty, a new play by Neil LaBute about a young couple in conflict, produced Off-Broadway earlier this season. Most of the Off-Broadway cast will repeat their roles. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened April 2. Last EPA: Aug. 25, 2008.

Rock of Ages, a new musical employing rock hits from the 1980s. Transferring from Off-Broadway. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., NYC. Opened April 7. Last EPAs: Jan. 15 and 16. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 7. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Jan. 13 and 14.

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 EPA: Jan. 3, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Feb. 26. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Feb. 27.

*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. Upcoming EPAs: April 30, May 6 and 7. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 3. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 5.

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, will direct. Joey McKneely will re-create 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 calls for dancers: April 24 and 28. Last open auditions for the roles of Maria and Rosalia: Aug. 18, 2008.

*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: Nov. 8, 2008. Last open call for dancers: May 8, 2007. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: May 13. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: May 15.

Note: 33 Variations, Accent on Youth, Desire Under the Elms, Exit the King, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Mary Stuart, The Norman Conquests, The Philanthropist, and Waiting for Godot are limited runs. There is no further casting scheduled for these shows.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Ever After, a musical version of the 1998 film fantasy, a variation on the Cinderella theme. The score is by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler; the book is by Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius) and Heisler. Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs. A pre-Broadway engagement planned for San Francisco's Curran Theatre in April has been canceled.

*Fela!, a musical about the Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, produced Off-Broadway in 2008 and directed by Bill T. Jones. A developmental project runs June 15–July 3, with a possible Broadway production to follow in the fall of 2009. Casting: Mungioli Theatricals, 207 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10001. Last EPA for the developmental project: April 27. Upcoming Equity chorus calls for dancers for the developmental project: May 4 and 5.

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.

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. 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 reading was held in New York on Feb. 2 with Ana Gasteyer, Carolee Carmello, Adriane Lenox, Brad Oscar, Alton Fitzgerald White, John Dossett, Sam Harris, and Sara Chase. A pre-Broadway tryout directed by Francesca Zambello will play San Diego's Old Globe Theatre from July 15 to Aug. 23. 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.

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.

iSondheim, a revue of Stephen Sondheim's songs, featuring multimedia and video interviews with Sondheim. Directed by James Lapine. A production slated for April 15–May 10 at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre has been canceled due to the inability of the show's commercial producers to provide the necessary enhancement money. The New York Post reports that Roundabout Theatre Company will produce it on Broadway in 2010, possibly with Barbara Cook in the cast.

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 summer or 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.

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 1002nd 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 directs. The New York Post reports that the production will likely star Mandy Patinkin, John Cullum, Judy Kaye, and Shuler Hensley.

Present Laughter, a revival of Noël Coward's 1939 comedy, to star Victor Garber. Nicholas Martin will direct for Roundabout Theatre Company. Target opening: winter 2009-10.

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.

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. Target opening: spring 2009. Last EPA: March 14, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 17, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 4, 2008.

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.

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, both from the film and other sources. Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone) directs and choreographs. Target opening: spring 2010.

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. Variety reports that Leslie Bricusse (Stop the WorldI Want to Get Off, Jekyll & Hyde) is writing the score, Debbie Allen will direct, and Elijah Kelley (the film version of the musical Hairspray) will play the lead.

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.

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 will produce the London premiere, with performances beginning May 6 for a June 2 opening.

Sleepless in Seattle, a musical version of the 1993 romantic film comedy. Jeff Arch, co-author of the original screenplay, will write the book. Leslie Bricusse will provide the music and lyrics. A reading is planned for this May, with a 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.

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. Target Broadway opening: 2009-10 season.

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. Jackson will reportedly be creatively involved.

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.

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.

Off-Broadway: Current Long-Running Productions

Altar Boyz, a mock concert of a Christian boy band. Casting: Rachel Hoffman, Dave Clemmons Casting, 265 W. 30th St., NYC 10001. New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., NYC. Opened March 1, 2005.

Blue Man Group, a performance-art piece with a cast of three. Casting: Blue Man Productions, 599 Broadway, 5th fl., NYC 10012. Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., NYC. Opened Nov. 11, 1991.

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: April 3, 2008.

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: Sept. 27, 2007.

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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