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  Compiled by David Sheward and Erik Haagensen
 
  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.
  Broadway: Upcoming
  Anything Goes, a revival of the 1934 Cole Porter musical, employing the book written by Timothy Crouse and Jerome Weidman for the 1987 staging. Roundabout Theatre Company presents the production, to star Sutton Foster, with direction and choreography by Kathleen Marshall. Rehearsals begin Jan. 25, 2011. Performances begin March 10 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., NYC. Opens April 7 for a limited run through July 31. Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Last EPA: Aug. 18. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 11. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: Sept. 13 and 14.
  Arcadia, a revival of Tom Stoppard's 1995 play, set in 1809 and the present. Entertainment Weekly reports that Billy Crudup, who appeared in the original Broadway production, will star. David Leveaux directs. Target opening: spring 2011. Casting: Jim Carnahan, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Last EPAs: Nov. 1, 2, and 3.
  NEW Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Rajiv Joseph's new play revolving around the title animal, two American Marines, and an Iraqi gardener. Robin Williams stars, and Moises Kaufman directs. The play premiered at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles in 2009, played the Mark Taper Forum in spring 2010, and was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in drama. Opens March 31, 2011, at a theater TBA. Casting and EPAs: TBA.
 
  *The Book of Mormon, a new musical about the Mormon faith, by Robert Lopez ("Avenue Q") and "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker. A workshop ran July 26–Aug. 28. Performances begin Feb. 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., NYC. Opens March 24. Casting: Carrie Gardner, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Upcoming EPA: Nov. 6. Last Equity principal chorus call for dancers: Oct. 30. Upcoming Equity principal chorus call for singers: Nov. 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. 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. Tom Wopat, Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, and Kerry Butler headed the cast. Performances begin March 7, 2011, at the Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opens April 10, 2011. Last EPA: Oct. 26. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 27. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 28.
  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. Rehearsals and performances: spring/summer 2011. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPA: Sept. 15.
  Good People, a new play by David Lindsay-Abaire about a South Boston woman down on her luck. Frances McDormand stars. Manhattan Theatre Club presents the play, which will be directed by Doug Hughes. Previews begin Feb. 8, 2011, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens March 3, 2011. Casting: David Caparelliotis, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 100036. Last EPAs: Aug. 3.
  The House of Blue Leaves, a revival of John Guare's 1971 play about a Queens zookeeper with songwriting ambitions. Ben Stiller and Edie Falco are slated to star, and David Cromer directs. Target opening: spring 2011. Casting: MelCap Casting, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Oct. 19, 20, and 21.
  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a revival of the 1961 musical. Daniel Radcliffe ("Equus," the "Harry Potter" films) and John Larroquette star. Rob Ashford directs and choreographs. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Performances begin Feb. 26, 2011, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens March 27. Last EPAs: Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Sept. 13. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 20.
  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. Previews begin Dec. 20 at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens Jan. 13, 2011. Casting: Jim Carnahan and Carrie Gardner, Jim Carnahan Casting, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Last EPA: July 8.
  NEW The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Stephen Adly Guirgis' new play about a volatile couple dealing with addiction. Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra, and Yul Vázquez star. Anna D. Shapiro ("August: Osage County") directs. Previews begin March 22, 2011, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens April 11, 2011. Casting info and EPAs: TBA.
  The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's two-character play about Martin Luther King Jr., currently playing in London. Kenny Leon directs. Target opening: fall 2010. Casting information and theater: TBA.
  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 Writers' Theatre in Chicago, directs. Rehearsals begin in January 2011 for a limited Broadway run, dates TBA. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Note: EPAs scheduled for Aug. 19, 23, and 24 were canceled. New EPA dates 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 began in Toronto on Oct. 12 for a 12-week engagement. Broadway rehearsals begin Jan. 31, 2011. Performances begin Feb. 28, 2011, at the Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, NYC. Opens March 20. 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. Last EPA for the role of Benjamin: May 1. Last EPA for the role of Adam: May 14.
  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.
  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. Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment produced the London premiere, which opened June 2, 2009, to mixed notices and is still playing. Broadway rehearsals begin in early 2011. Performances begin March 24 at the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, NYC. Opens April 20. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: July 21, 22, and 23. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: July 27. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 4. Last open call for the role of Deloris: Aug. 28.
  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. Previews begin Nov. 14 at the Foxwoods Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens Dec. 21. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPA: March 4, 2009. Last EPA for the role of Mary Jane: April 3. Last open call: April 13, 2009. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: April 13 and 14. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 16. 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.
  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 Broadway production will star Schiff and Robin Wright. Target opening: spring 2011. Casting information and theater: TBA.
 
  *That Championship Season, a revival of Jason Miller's 1972 drama about a high school basketball team's reunion. The New York Post reports that Liev Schreiber and Brian Cox are being pursued to star. Gregory Mosher will direct. Target opening: late spring 2011. Casting: Cindy Tolan Casting, 145 Sixth Ave., 7th fl., NYC 10013. Upcoming EPAs: Nov. 8, 9, and 10.
  Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Musical, a musical biography of the late musician-singer featuring his songs. Sheldon Epps directs. Suzan-Lori Parks ("The Book of Grace," "Topdog/Underdog") is author of the book. A developmental production under the title "Ray Charles Live!" played the Pasadena Playhouse in 2007. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Opens in spring 2011 at a Shubert theater TBA. Last EPAs: March 27, 28, and 31. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 2.
  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. Casting: Daniel Swee, c/o Lincoln Center Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC 10023. Previews begin March 17, 2011, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NYC. Opens April 14, 2011. Last EPA: June 3.
  Wonderland, a new musical suggested by Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," with the heroine cast as a modern career woman and mother rather than a Victorian little girl. Book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, lyrics by Murphy, and music by Frank Wildhorn. Casting: Dave Clemmons Casting, 265 W. 30th St., NYC 10001. A reading is scheduled for mid-October. After a Jan. 4–16, 2011, run at the Straz Center in Tampa, Fla., Broadway performances begin March 21, 2011, at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, NYC. Opens April 17. Last EPA for reading and Florida production: Aug. 5. Last EPAs for Florida and Broadway: Sept. 30. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Florida and Broadway: Sept. 29. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Florida and Broadway: Oct. 1.
  Yank!, a musical by Joseph and David Zellnik about a gay soldier serving in World War II. An Off-Broadway production completed its run at the York Theatre Company on April 4. David Cromer takes over the direction for the Broadway production from Igor Goldin. Target Broadway opening: fall 2011. Dates and casting information: 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. Target opening: spring 2011. 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 is creative consultant. Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane star. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., NYC. Opened April 8. Last EPA for possible future replacements: Dec. 3, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: May 10. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 13. Last open call for the role of Pugsley: Aug. 31.
  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. St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., NYC. Opened 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: Sept. 16. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 17.
  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. 16. Last Equity principal dancer call for boys for the role of Billy: Oct. 14. Last EPA for boys: Sept. 25, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for adult singers: Sept. 23. Last Equity chorus call for adult dancers: Oct. 7. Last EPA and open call for principal child roles: Oct. 4, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for child dancers (girls): Sept. 30. Last Equity chorus call for child singers (boys): March 26. Last EPA for adult roles for the second national tour: March 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.
  Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a rock musical about the seventh U.S. president. Presented Off-Broadway at the Public Theater during the 2009-10 season. Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Oct 13. Casting: Carrie Gardner, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Last EPA for the role of Lyncona (male child) and future replacements for Andrew Jackson: July 29. Last Equity chorus call for singers: July 28.
 
  *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. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: Nov. 15. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for national tour: July 14, 2008.
  Fela!, a musical about the Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, produced Off-Broadway in 2008 and directed, choreographed, and co-written by Bill T. Jones. A developmental project ran 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. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 11.
  In the Heights, a musical about a Hispanic neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., NYC. Opened March 9, 2008. Closes Jan. 9, 2011. Last EPA for Broadway and national tour: Sept. 28. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 29. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 26. Last open call for singers: Aug. 8, 2007. Last open call for dancers: Oct. 28, 2008.
  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 24. 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: May 25. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: May 26.
  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. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., NYC. Opened Oct. 14. 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. Casting: Duncan Stewart, National Artists Management Company, 165 W. 46th St., Ste. 1202, NYC 10036. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., NYC. Opened April 18. Last EPAs: Aug. 27 and 28, 2009. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Oct. 1. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 30.
 
  *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 18. Upcoming open call for kids for the roles of Young Simba and Young Nala: Nov. 20. Last call for submissions via email for the roles of Nala and Simba: April 1. Last open call for kids: July 10. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Aug. 26. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Oct. 25. Last Equity chorus call for singers in Chicago: Oct. 29. Last Equity chorus call for dancers in Chicago: Nov. 1. Last open calls in Atlanta: April 10 (kids) and April 11 (adults). Last open calls in St. Louis: April 24 (kids) and April 25 (adults).
  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. Now in previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway, NYC. Opens Oct. 21. Casting: Laura Stanczyk, 150 W. 28th St., Ste. 701, NYC 10001. Last EPAs: Feb. 22–24.
 
  *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: Aug. 17. Last EPA for Equity Short Engagement Theatre Agreement tour: April 7. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and SETA tour: April 5. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and SETA tour: April 8. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway: Nov. 15. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway: Nov. 22.
  Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opened Nov. 16, 2006. Last EPA: Sept. 8. Last EPAs for all Disney shows: June 14 and 17, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: June 30. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: June 29.
  Memphis, a musical based on the life of a white disc jockey in the segregated South of the 1950s who caused controversy by promoting African-American music. Music and lyrics by David Bryan of Bon Jovi; book and lyrics 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: Sept. 27. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Sept. 14. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 16.
  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. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., NYC. Opened April 11. Casting: Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Last EPAs: Oct. 26, 28, and Nov. 3, 2009.
  Next to Normal, a 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 29. Last EPAs for national tour: May 11 and 13.
  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 for Broadway and national tour: July 14. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: July 15. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: July 13.
  Rock of Ages, a new musical employing rock hits from the 1980s. Casting: Tiffany Little Canfield, Rachel Hoffman, Justin Huff, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., NYC. Opened April 7, 2009. Last EPA for Broadway: March 12. Last EPAs for national tour: March 22, 23, and 24. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway: Aug. 16. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway: Aug. 18. Last Equity chorus call for singers for national tour: March 25. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for national tour: March 26. Last open call for national tour (in Los Angeles): May 13.
  The Scottsboro Boys, a musical based on the true story of a group of young African-American men falsely convicted of rape in the 1930s, by David Thompson (book) and John Kander and Fred Ebb (score). Presented Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre during the 2009-10 season. Performances begin Oct. 7 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 31. Casting: Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kobel, 231 W. 39th St., Ste. 1200, NYC 10018. Last EPA: July 15. Last open call: Sept. 7. Last Equity chorus call for male dancers: July 6. Last Equity chorus call for male singers: July 6.
  Time Stands Still, a return engagement of the play by Donald Margulies about a photographer and a journalist returning from covering wars to lead more-conventional lives, which played the Friedman Theatre last season as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's season. The four roles have been cast. Now in previews at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 7. Casting: Nancy Piccione, Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W. 43rd St., NYC 10036. Last EPA for a female understudy: July 13.
  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. Closes Jan. 2, 2011. Last EPA: Dec. 9, 2009. Last Equity principal dancer auditions: March 18 and 20, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 12. Last open call 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. Last EPA for the first national tour: March 18. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the first national tour: July 30.
 
  *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. 31. Last open call for dancers: May 8, 2007. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: Nov. 3. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: Nov. 8. Last EPA for second national tour: Feb. 22. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for second national tour: Aug. 10. Last Equity chorus call for singers for second national tour: Feb. 23.
  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. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Now in previews at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 4. Last EPAs: May 10, 12, and 14. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 28. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers: May 18.
  Note: Brief Encounter, Driving Miss Daisy, Elling (in previews), Elf (in previews), A Free Man of Color (in previews), A Life in the Theatre, The Merchant of Venice (in previews), Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Pee-Wee Herman Show (in previews), and The Pitman Painters are limited runs. Promises, Promises is closing Jan. 2, 2011. A Little Night Music is closing Jan. 9, 2011. There is no further casting scheduled for these shows.
  National Tour Only: Currently Playing and Upcoming
  9 to 5, the musical version of the 1980 film comedy. SETA (Short Engagement Theatre Agreement) tour opens Sept. 21 in Nashville, Tenn. Directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun. Casting: Justin Huff, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 13. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 14. Last Equity chorus call for a male African-American dancer: Aug. 12.
  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.
  Dreamgirls, the 1981 musical about an R&B girl group by Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger. Casting: Jay Binder Casting/Mark Brandon, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 27. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 29.
  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.
  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. Closed on Broadway June 27. National tour opens in New Haven, Conn., on Oct. 21. Last EPA: Aug. 10. Last open call for principals: Jan. 21. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 24. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Aug. 25. Last open call in Los Angeles: Dec. 10, 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. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 11. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: March 12.
  Les Misérables, the 25th-anniversary tour of the musical version of Victor Hugo's classic novel. Rehearsals begin Oct. 4 in NYC. Performances begin at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, N.J., on Nov. 19. Tour begins approximately Jan. 4, 2011. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPA: April 23. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: April 26 and 27. Last Equity audition for the role of Gavroche (young boy): Sept. 25.
  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.
  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. The national tour opened in San Francisco in September 2009. Last EPA: Oct. 5. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Sept. 13. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Aug. 20.
  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, a musical based on Mel Brooks' 1974 film comedy. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPAs: June 1, 2, and 3. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 7. Last Equity chorus call for singers: June 4.
  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.
  Annie, a revival of the 1977 musical by Charles Strouse (music), Martin Charnin (lyrics), and Thomas Meehan (book), based on the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie. Producer Arielle Tepper Madover plans to open it on Broadway in the fall of 2012. James Lapine ("Into the Woods") has been announced as director.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Blazing Saddles, a musical version of Mel Brooks' 1974 film spoof of westerns. Brooks recently told The Canadian Press he is working on 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.
  Born Yesterday, a revival of Garson Kanin's 1946 comedy about a crooked businessman's girlfriend acquiring a political education. London's Daily Mail reports that Chris Noth is interested in starring and that Douglas Hughes will direct.
  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 workshop will be held in NYC Sept. 13–Oct. 3. A production is scheduled for Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, Jan. 15–Feb. 20, 2011. N.Y./L.A. casting: Rachel Hoffman, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPA: May 17. Last Equity chorus calls for singers: May 15. Last open call for dancers and cheerleaders: May 22. 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.
  Dances With Wolves, a musical version of the 1986 novel by Michael Blake, which served as the basis for the Oscar-winning 1990 film. Producer Matt Murphy ("Memphis") has acquired the stage rights.
  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 of a Salesman, a revival of Arthur Miller's classic 1949 play. The New York Post reports that Philip Seymour Hoffman is interested in playing Willy Loman and that Mike Nichols will direct. Target opening: 2011.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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 and pop star Ricky Martin will headline the Broadway transfer. Michael Grandage ("Red," "Frost/Nixon," "Hamlet" with Jude Law) will direct. Rob Ashford will do the choreography. Target opening: spring 2012
  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.
  First You Dream, a revue of songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, which premiered at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., in September 2009. According to Bloomberg.com, producer Jeffrey Richards is in talks to move it to Broadway during the 2010-11 season.
  Funny Girl, a revival of the 1964 Jule Styne–Bob Merrill–Isobel Lennart musical based on the early life of entertainer Fanny Brice. Bartlett Sher ("South Pacific") will direct. Target opening: 2012.
  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.
  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 Great Game, a new play by D. Tucker Smith set in 1870. Described as a romantic adventure rife with danger, espionage, and unexpected love. Sheryl Kaller ("Next Fall") directs. Target opening: 2011-12 season.
  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.
  Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a revival of the 1998 Off-Broadway musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask about a transgender rock singer. The New York Post reports that Mitchell will reprise the title role and there will be some updates to the script. Target Broadway opening: 2010-11 season.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  King KongLive on Stage, a musical based on the classic 1933 film. It's the latest project of Global Creatures, the Australian production company behind "Walking With Dinosaurs—The Arena Spectacular." Directed by Daniel Kramer and written by Craig Lucas ("Prelude to a Kiss"), with Grammy nominee Darius de Vries writing new songs and arranging tunes from the Depression era. No dates announced.
  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.
  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 Never Dies, a sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," set in New York in 1907. Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer and Glenn Slater is the lyricist. Book is by Ben Elton, Slater, and Lloyd Webber. Jack O'Brien directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Opened in London on March 9. Plans for a Broadway opening in spring 2011 have been indefinitely postponed. 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.
  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.
  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.
  Over Here!, a revival of the 1974 musical, set during World War II. Tony Stevens will direct and choreograph. Richard and Robert Sherman, who wrote the songs, and Will Holt, who wrote the book, are participating in revising the show. Target opening: March 2011.
  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. A production at London's Menier Chocolate Factory played May 19–June 26 and featured Mandy Patinkin, John McMartin, Judy Kaye, Shuler Hensley, Kate Baldwin, and George Lee Andrews, to be followed by a Broadway transfer.
  Poor Behavior, a new play by Theresa Rebeck about two couples spending a tense weekend in the country. Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Dylan Baker, and Laila Robbins participated in a reading in April. The New York Post reports that Doug Hughes will direct and that the target Broadway opening is fall 2010.
  Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, a reworked version of the 1978 musical "Ballroom." Jerome Kass, who wrote the original book based on his teleplay, is rewriting the book. Jerry Mitchell is director-choreographer. The score, by composer Billy Goldenberg and lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, will be augmented by new songs by Marvin Hamlisch. A reading held in spring 2010 featured Tyne Daly, Keith Carradine, Lucie Arnaz, Rondi Reed, and Julia Murney. A new reading is scheduled for Nov. 8-19, 2010. Casting: Telsey + Company/Justin Huff, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPA for November reading: Oct. 13. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Oct. 14.
  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 ran at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, July 14–Aug. 22, 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.
  Seminar, a new play by Theresa Rebeck about four young writers and their belligerent coach. The New York Post reports that Alec Baldwin is interested in starring and that Scott Ellis will direct.
  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.
  Stories About McAlary, a new play by Nora Ephron about newspaper columnist Mike McAlary. Hugh Jackman, Sarah Paulson, and Richard Kind recently participated in a reading directed by Mike Nichols.
  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.
  Sweet Bird of Youth, a revival of Tennessee Williams' 1959 play about an aging movie star and an ambitious hustler. The New York Post reports that Nicole Kidman will star and David Cromer will direct. Target opening: fall 2011.
  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.
  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 death, the production has been put on hold.
  A Time to Kill, a stage adaptation by Rupert Holmes of John Grisham's novel. Scheduled to play Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., May 6–June 19, 2011, prior to a Broadway run.
  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.
  White Noise, a musical about real-life "Nazi folk twins" Lynx and Lamb Gaede of the band Prussian Blue. Whoopi Goldberg is attached as a producer. A reading was held in Manhattan on Dec. 14, 2009. A new reading is scheduled for Sept. 13–25. The world premiere was presented in New Orleans in summer 2009. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last EPA for the September reading: Aug. 16.
  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. Target opening: fall 2011.
  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. Opened on Broadway May 8, 2008, and closed Jan. 10. New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., NYC. Opened Off-Broadway April 15. Casting: Jack Bowdan, Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. 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 on July 31, 2003. Off-Broadway performances began Oct. 9, 2009. Last EPA: June 25. 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 EPAs: Aug. 12.
  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 EPA: July 1. Last call for Equity pictures and résumés: Aug. 26.
  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.
 
 


PRODUCTION CHART Compiled by Mark Dundas Wood mdundaswood@yahoo.com 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. FEATURE FILMS: CURRENTLY SHOOTING The Art of Love, a teenage romance drama. Directed by Maggie Greenwald. Shooting Oct. 13–Nov. 12. With Virginia Madsen, Aidan Quinn, Zosia Mamet, Olympia Dukakis, and Nat Wolff. Principals: No further casting. Background: Anney Perrine, talextras@gmail.com. The Boarding House, a drama. Directed by Bruce Van Dusen. Shooting Oct. 5–29. With Alicia Witt and Nick Stahl. Principals: No further casting. Background: Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates, 71 Park Ave., NYC 10016. Dark Horse, a drama. Directed by Todd Solondz. Shooting Oct. 11–Nov. 12. With Jordan Gelber. Principals: No further casting. Background: Rita Powers Casting, 295 Greenwich St., Ste. 513, NYC 10007. Death and Dr. Chang(e), a spiritual, political, and romantic dark comedy. Directed by D.Q. Gladstone. Shooting through fall. Principals and background: dqgladstone@gmail.com. Especially seeking a female, 30–40, 5 feet 6 inches or taller, with comedic skills. Also seeking actors of all races, with uniforms, to play police officers. Nonunion project; no pay. Mr. Popper's Penguins, a comedy based on the 1938 children's book by Richard and Florence Atwater. Directed by Mark Waters. Shooting through Dec. 23. With Jim Carrey. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001. The Sitter, a comedy about a college student on suspension who is coaxed into a babysitting job. Directed by David Gordon Green. Shooting through Dec. 9. With Jonah Hill. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011. Two Days in New York, a drama. Directed by Julie Delpy. Shooting Oct. 11–Nov. 19. With Delpy and Chris Rock. Principals: No further casting. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3170, Guttenberg, NJ 07093. Violet and Daisy, a drama about teenage assassins. Directed by Geoffrey Fletcher. Shooting Sept. 27–Nov. 6. With Danny Trejo, Alexis Bledel, Saorise Ronan, and James Gandolfini. Principals: No further casting. Background: Winsome Sinclair & Associates, violetdaisyextras@gmail.com. UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS Diamond Ruff, a film based on the novel of the same name. Director TBA. Shooting begins later this year in Connecticut. Principals and background: info@youngstudios.biz. For further information, see www.diamondruffmovie.com. Possible pay. *Hurley Antics: 101, an indie about a wild dormitory that disrupts an otherwise peaceful college campus. Directed by Gregory Pellerito. Shooting in late 2010 or early 2011 in Connecticut. Principals: Alison McBryde Casting, 666 Fifth Ave., Ste. 115, NYC 10103. Background: Not yet announced. A Late Quartet, a drama about a string quartet losing one of its members to illness. Directed by Yaron Zilberman. Shooting begins in November. With Ethan Hawke and Catherine Keener. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011. Men in Black III, another entry in the popular action franchise, this time involving time travel to 1969. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Shooting begins about Nov. 18. With Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, and Josh Brolin. Principals: Ellen Chenoweth, c/o The Post Factory, 161 Avenue of the Americas, 11th floor, NYC 10013. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011. The Posthumous Era, a drama set nine months after the apocalypse. Directed by Christopher Wos. Shooting begins Nov. 2. Principals and background: theposthumousera@gmail.com. Especially seeking background actors. No pay. *Tower Heist, a crime action-comedy about workers seeking revenge after being ruined in a Ponzi scheme. Directed by Brett Ratner. Shooting in November. With Ben Stiller. Principals: Kathleen Chopin, 12 W. 32nd St., Ste. 12N, NYC 10001. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011. TV IN PRODUCTION 30 Rock, a half-hour backstage comedy set in the production offices of a network comedy show. Shooting resumes Aug. 24 and continues through mid-March. With Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Scott Adsit, and Jack McBrayer. Principals: Not listed. Background: Barbara McNamara Casting, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, NYC 10001. *NEW Are We There Yet?, a half-hour comedy for TBS about a blended family. Shooting until December 2011. With Terry Crews and Essence Atkins. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001. Blue Bloods, an hourlong crime series for CBS. Shooting continues to Dec. 21. With Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, and Len Cariou. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001. 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 to spring 2011. With Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Josh Charles, and Christine Baranski. Principals: No information available. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 336 W. 37th St., Ste. 315, NYC 10018 or candgcasting@gmail.com. AFTRA project. Gossip Girl, an hourlong drama for the CW about young socialites, based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. Shooting for the new season began July 7 and continues through mid-March 2011. 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: Criminal Intent, an hourlong drama for the USA Network. Shooting begins in October. With Vincent D'Onofrio. 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 continues through April 2011. 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. A Legal Mind, a pilot for the USA Network about a young man without a college degree who is hired by a major law firm. Shooting continues to late October. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011. Nurse Jackie, a half-hour comedy-drama about a nurse in a New York City hospital. Shooting Sept. 26–Dec. 16. With Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Haaz Sleiman, Paul Schulze, and Peter Facinelli. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001. Onion Sports Network, a satirical sports program for Comedy Central. Shooting Sept. 8–Nov. 29. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001. Running Wilde, a half-hour romantic comedy for Fox about a spoiled billionaire and his childhood sweetheart, a liberal activist. Shooting through late November. With Will Arnett, Keri Russell, Stefania Owen, David Cross, Joe Nunez, and Jane Houdyshell. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001. *Too Big to Fail, a film for HBO about the financial crisis, based on the book by Andrew Ross Sorkin. Directed by Curtis Hanson. New York City portion of shoot continues through Dec. 9. With William Hurt and Billy Crudup. Principals: Alexa Fogel, Beech Hill Films, 330 W. 38th St., Ste. 1405, NYC 10018. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011. DAYTIME DRAMA 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 postcards only. .

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