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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

69 Love Stories (replacing the previously announced production, V), an anthology film featuring 69 versions of the same story with 69 different couples. Directed by Marc Lafia. Shooting began in mid-May and continues through the summer. Principals and background: V Films, 191 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, Attn: Irena Rogovsky.

*NEW The Back-up Plan, a romantic comedy. Directed by Alan Poul. Shooting July 17–24. With Jennifer Lopez and Alex O’Loughlin. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

The Bounty (aka The Bounty Hunter), an action film about a bounty hunter hired to track down his ex-wife. Directed by Andy Tennant. Shooting from June 15 through late summer in New York and Atlantic City. With Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Boy Wonder, a drama about a young man seeking his mother’s killer. Directed by Michael Morrissey. Shooting June 15–July 20. With Caleb Steinmeyer, Bill Sage, Tracy Middendorf, Zulay Henao, and James Russo. Principals: No further casting. Background: Extra Mile, Inc., 150 W. 28th St., Ste. 1601, NYC 10001.

A Couple of Dicks (aka A Couple of Cops), a comedy. Directed by Kevin Smith. Shooting June 1–Aug. 10. With Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. Principals: No information available. Background: Amerifilm Casting, 151 First Ave., Ste. 225, NYC 10003.

Dance Film Sequel, the latest installment in a dance movie franchise. Director TBA. Shooting through July 22. Principals: No information available. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 440 Ninth Ave., Ste. 24, NYC 10001 or candgcasting@gmail.com.

*Going the Distance, a romantic comedy about a long-distance relationship. Directed by Nanette Burstein. Shooting July 14–Sept. 13. With Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001, Attn: Todd Feldman.

*NEW The Instant Messenger, a romantic suspense adventure. Directed by Felix Pena. Shooting July 11–Aug. 1 in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Principals: No further casting. Background: motosisfilms@yahoo.com. No pay.

*Just Wright, a romantic comedy about a physical therapist who falls for a basketball player. Directed by Sanaa Hamri. Shooting through Aug. 21. With Queen Latifah. Principals: No information available. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3175, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

Morning Glory, a comedy about an old-school TV anchorman who joins a morning show. Directed by Roger Michel. Shooting June 1–Aug. 15. With Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, and Diane Keaton. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Remember Me, a romantic drama about young lovers whose relationship is threatened by family tragedies. Directed by Allen Coulter. Shooting June 15–Aug. 3. With Robert Pattinson, Pierce Brosnan, Emilie de Ravin, and Chris Cooper. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

 
UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

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

*NEW Asabiyyah, a dramatic action feature set in the future. Directed by Jeff Bonistalli. Shoots late July to mid-September in Connecticut. Principals and background: JBonistall@aol.com. Also seeking staff: production, lighting, sound hands. Some pay.

Broken Souls, an indie thriller. Director TBA. Tentative start date of July 20. Principals and background: brokensoulsmovie@gmail.com. Some pay.

* NEW Bushwick, a drama about a detective investigating the murder of a runaway teenager. Directed by Luis Landivar. Shooting Aug. 1–14. Principals: Casting@landvariedinternational.com. Background: Not casting. For more information, visit www.landvariedinternational.com.

The Darkroom, an independent drama. Directed by Paul Rothman. Shooting begins in late summer, 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.

*Dr. G., an indie feature. Directed by Tony Greer. Shooting begins in early August. Principals and background: tonyfilms@yahoo.com. Seeking the following principal roles only: African-American female, 30–35; African-American male, 30–35, fit and toned. Producer states: “Simulated sex scenes will be carefully choreographed and shot in a professional manner.” For more info, go to www.tonyfilmsltd.com. Deferred pay.

*NEW Eat Pray Love, a drama based on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. Directed by Ryan Murphy. Shooting in New York Aug 2–28 (also shoots in Italy, India, and Bali). With Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, and Richard Jenkins. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001, Attn: David Waldron.

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

*NEW Get Him to the Greek, a comedy set in the world of pop music. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Shooting July 23–Aug. 2. With Rose Byrne, Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, and Elisabeth Moss. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

*NEW Sex and the City 2, a comedy. Directed by Michael Patrick King. Shooting begins in mid-August. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Chris Noth. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

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.

*Untitled Stephen Padilla Feature, about four political strategists who meet to discuss the 2008 presidential election. Shooting begins in July and continues for a month. Principals: A Family Affair Films, 305 Columbus Ave., #54, NYC 10023. Seeking the following role only: male, early 50s, Caucasian, sneaky, cynical, partisan political animal. No pay. Background: Not casting.

 
TV IN PRODUCTION

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

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

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

*NEW Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,an hourlong NBC drama. Shooting July 6–April 5. With Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Connie Nielsen, Stephanie March, B.D. Wong, Michaela McManus, and Tamara Tunie. Principals: Jonathan Strauss, Lynn Kressel Casting, Pier 62, Room 304, West 23rd Street and Hudson River, NYC 10011. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

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

*NEW Ugly Betty, an hourlong dramedy for ABC. Shooting for Season 4 begins July 14 and continues through April 16. With America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana,, Ana Ortiz, Becki Newton, Mark Indelicato, Judith Light, Michael Urie, and Vanessa Williams. Principals: Geoffrey Soffer, Silvercup Studios East, Stage C, 34-92 Starr Ave., 2nd fl. studio, Long Island City, NY 11101. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 440 Ninth Ave., Ste. 24, NYC 10001 or candgcasting@gmail.com.

 
 
DAYTIME DRAMA

All My Children (ABC). Judy Blye Wilson (casting director), Robert Lambert (associate, under-fives and background), 320 W. 66th St., NYC 10023. Send headshots, résumés, post cards.

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

Biblical Stories, Volume 1, contemporary renditions of three Bible tales. Shooting in June and July in southern New Jersey. Principals: Curtis Green, c/o Holiness Films, 448 Delaware Ave., Palmyra, NJ 08065. If you are affiliated with, experienced with, or belong to a church or religious organization, note your affiliation in your submission. No pay. Background: Not casting.

*NEW No Job for a Woman, a documentary film about World War II female fighter pilots. Directed by Michelle Fillion. Shooting in September and October. Principals and background: nojobforawoman@gmail.com or mimifi@verizon.net. Seek actors to appear in historical re-creations; also seek voiceover artists.   

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 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

The Addams Family, a musical based on the cartoons of Charles Addams, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and score by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) will direct and design. Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane star. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. A pre-Broadway run is scheduled for Chicago this fall. Broadway performances are tentatively scheduled to begin March 5, 2010, at a theater 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.

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 begin Aug. 24 for the principal cast and Sept. 21 for understudies. Performances begin Oct. 2 (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and Nov. 18 (Broadway Bound) at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., NYC. Opens Oct. 25 (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and Dec. 10 (Broadway Bound). Last EPA for the role of Stanley: Dec. 2, 2008. Last EPA: June 5. Last open call for the role of Eugene: Jan. 17. Last call for pix and résumés for the role of Eugene: March 19.

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. Previews begin Sept. 10 at Henry Miller's Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., NYC. Opens Oct. 15 for a limited run through Jan. 10, 2010. 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 29, 2010, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens May 18, 2010. Casting: David Caparelliotis, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 10036. Last EPA: June 25.

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 runs June 15–July 3. Performances begin Oct. 19 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 23. Casting: Mungioli Theatricals, 207 W. 25th St., 6th fl., NYC 10001. Last EPA for the developmental project: April 27. Last Equity chorus calls for dancers for the developmental project: May 4 and 5.

Finian's Rainbow, a revival of the 1947 musical by Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg, and Fred Saidy about Irish immigrants in the Deep South and a leprechaun searching for his stolen pot of gold. Based on the Encores! concert presentation, which ran March 26–29 at City Center. Casting: Jay Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Ste. 606, NYC 10036. Performances begin at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., NYC, on a date TBA. Last EPA: May 29. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 28. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: May 29. Last open call for kids: June 6.

NEW Hamlet, a revival of Shakespeare's classic. Jude Law stars in this Donmar Warehouse production directed by Michael Grandage. Previews begin Sept. 12 at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 45th St., NYC, for a run of 12 weeks. Opens Oct. 6. Casting and 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 theater TBA. Opens Nov. 19. Casting and EPAs: TBA.

A Little Night Music, a revival of the 1973 Stephen Sondheim–Hugh Wheeler musical, based on the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. Trevor Nunn directs. Rehearsals begin in October. Opens in December. Dates are tentative. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPAs: May 11, 14, and 15. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 26.

Love Never Dies, a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, set in New York in 1907. Andrew Lloyd Webber will compose the music, and Glenn Slater will write the lyrics. Jack O'Brien directs. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Target opening in London: March 2010, with a Broadway opening the same season. Last EPAs: March 30, 31, and April 1. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 2. Last Equity chorus call for singers: April 6. Last open audition for the role of Gustave: May 1.

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 September 23 at the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 19. Last EPA: March 19. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 18.

Oleanna, a revival of David Mamet's two-character play about sexual harassment. This production, starring Julia Stiles and Bill Pullman, is playing the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles through July 12. Previews begin Sept. 29 at the Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 11. EPAs for understudies and casting info: TBA.

Race, a new play by David Mamet. Richard Thomas, James Spader, and Kerry Washington will star. The playwright will direct. Rehearsals begin Oct. 26. Previews begin Nov. 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 6. Casting and EPA info: TBA.

Ragtime, a revival of the 1998 musical by Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty, based on E.L. Doctorow's novel. This production played the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Previews begin Oct. 23 at the Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opens Nov. 15. Casting: Laura Stanczyk, 150 W. 28th St., Ste. 701, NYC 10001. Last EPAs: June 22, 24, and 25. Last Equity chorus call for singers: June 23. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: June 26.

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, Reg Rogers, Tony Roberts, and Stephen Collins. 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. Last 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. Last open call in Chicago: May 7. Last open call in Austin, Texas: May 27.

Superior Donuts, a new play by Tracy Letts about a Chicago doughnut shop. Produced at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company during the summer of 2008. Tina Landau directs. Previews begin Sept. 16 at the Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 1. Casting and EPAs: TBA.

NEW Time Stands Still, a new play by Donald Margulies about a photographer and a journalist returning from covering wars to lead a more conventional life. Laura Linney stars in this Manhattan Theatre Club production. Previews begin at Jan. 5, 2010 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Jan. 28. Casting: David Caparelliotis, 260 W. 44th St., NYC 10036. EPAs: TBA.

Broadway: Unconfirmed

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: 2009-10 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.

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 theater 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 theater. 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. Theater TBD. Last EPA: Aug. 24, 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. Last EPA: March 14, 2008. Last EPA for the role of Harley Tucker (female): July 7. Last Equity chorus call for singers: March 17, 2008. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: April 4, 2008.

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.

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. Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, NYC. Opened April 30. Last EPA: Jan. 13. Last Equity chorus call for singers: Jan. 21. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: Jan. 12.

*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. Upcoming open call for girls 9–12: July 15.

Chicago, a revival of the 1975 musical. Casting: Duncan Stewart, National Artists Management Company, 165 W. 46th St., Ste. 1202, NYC 10036. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., NYC. Opened Nov. 14, 1996. Last EPA for Broadway and national tour: Jan. 8. Last Equity chorus call: May 26. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for national tour: July 14, 2008.

God of Carnage, Tony Award–winning play by French playwright Yasmina Reza about parents and unruly children. 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. Note: The production will take a hiatus from July 27 to Sept. 7.

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.

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.

Jersey Boys, a musical featuring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opened Nov. 6, 2005. Last EPA for Broadway and national tour: May 18. Last open call for principals: May 18, 2006. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: May 20. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: May 18.

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: May 21 and 22.

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: July 1. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway: June 29. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for the national tour: June 25. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the national tour: June 24. Last open call for dancers: April 6, 2006. Last open call for kids: May 16.

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. Upcoming EPA: July 15. Upcoming Equity chorus call for singers: July 16. Upcoming Equity chorus call for dancers: July 14.

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. Last EPAs: April 30, May 6 and 7. Last Equity chorus call for dancers: May 11. Last Equity chorus call for singers: May 12.

West Side Story, a revival of the classic 1957 musical updating Romeo and Juliet to the gang-ridden streets of New York. Arthur Laurents, author of the book, directs. Joey McKneely re-creates Jerome Robbins' original choreography. Casting: Stuart Howard Associates, 207 W. 25th St., Ste. 601, NYC 10001. Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, NYC. Opened March 19. Last EPA: March 19, 2008. Last Equity principal dancer auditions: March 18 and 20, 2008. Last Equity chorus 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. Last Equity chorus call for dancers for Broadway and national tour: May 13. Last Equity chorus call for singers for Broadway and national tour: May 15.

Note: Mary Stuart, The Norman Conquests, and Waiting for Godot are limited runs. Blithe Spirit is closing July 19. The Little Mermaid is closing Aug. 30. Avenue Q is closing Sept. 13. 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.

Babes in Arms, a revival of the 1937 musical, with a score by Rodgers and Hart and a new book by Joe DiPietro. A reading with Rosie O'Donnell and Shuler Hensley was held in May in Manhattan. Randy Skinner directs and choreographs. Variety reports that O'Donnell will be starring.

The Band Wagon, a stage version of the 1953 movie musical about a Hollywood song-and-dance man returning to Broadway. An earlier version produced at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego under the title Dancing in the Dark ran through April 13, 2008. Douglas Carter Beane is writing the book, and the score employs the songs of Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz. The property has been reconceived with Cheyenne Jackson for the lead role. An industry reading of the new version was held in late October 2008.

The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, a revival of David Rabe's 1971 play about the Vietnam War. Fox News has reported that Leonardo DiCaprio is interested in starring, but that the production depends on his schedule.

Betty Boop, a musical based on the 1930s cartoon character, featuring a score by Grammy winner David Foster and a book by Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams. Target opening: 2010-11 season.

The Big Time, a new musical about two lounge singers on board a cruise ship held hostage by terrorists, with a book by Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu) and score by Douglas Cohen (The Gig). Previously produced at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. A workshop directed by Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) was done in September 2008. Target Broadway opening: spring 2010.

Berry Gordy Project, a musical based on the life of the Motown mogul. The New York Post reports that the show is in development and will employ Motown hits for the score.

Bonnie & Clyde, a musical based on the lives of the famous criminal couple of the 1930s. Frank Wildhorn (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde) is composing the music, Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) is the lyricist, and Ivan Menchell is writing the book. A production is planned for La Jolla Playhouse, Nov. 10–Dec. 20. Not to be confused with another musical based on the same couple, listed below. Casting: Justin Huff, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th fl., NYC 10036. Last Equity chorus call for singers for the La Jolla production: June 23.

Bonnie and Clyde: A Folktale, a musical based on the lives of the famous criminal couple of the 1930s. The book is by Hunter Foster and the score is by Rick Crom. A reading starring Sutton Foster, Will Swenson, Marc Kudisch, Debra Monk, and Christopher Sieber was held June 16 in Manhattan.

The Boy Who Heard the Music, a musical by Pete Townshend of the Who, about a rock star recalling the formation of his band. A staging was presented at the Powerhouse Theater in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., July 13 and 14, 2007.

BricktopQueen of the Night, a new musical based on the life of Ada "Bricktop" Smith, a café owner and singer in the 1920s. Chuck Seffan is writing the lyrics and Ron Abel the music. Fantasia Barrino and Whoopi Goldberg have been mentioned for the lead. The Daily News reports George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic might become involved.

Bridget Jones' Diary, a musical version of the 2001 film comedy. Helen Fielding, author of the original novel, is writing the book and lyrics. A reading of the script—without music—was held in London in May 2009.

Bruce Lee: Journey to the West, a new musical based on the life of the actor and martial artist. David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty) is composing the music, and David Henry Hwang (Aida, Yellow Face) is writing the book and lyrics. Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) will direct. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Target opening: 2010-11 season. Last EPA: Feb. 19. Last EPA for the roles of Bruce and Young Bruce in Los Angeles: March 19.

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

Caligula, a rock musical based on the life of the Roman emperor, with book and score by Eric Svejcar. Previously produced at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Euan Morton participated in a developmental workshop at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. A reading with Morton will be held July 13 and 14 at New World Stages in Manhattan.

A Christmas Story, a musical version of the 1983 film comedy based on Jean Shepherd's novel about a young boy in the 1940s who desperately wants a BB gun for Christmas. The book is by Joseph Robinette and the songs are by Scott Davenport Richards. An industry reading was held Dec. 16 and 17, 2008.

Dancin', a revival of Bob Fosse's 1978 dance revue. Roundabout Theatre Company will produce. Graciela Daniele directs. Ann Reinking and Nicole Fosse are artistic consultants. Target opening: 2009-10 season.

Death Takes a Holiday, a musical based on the 1929 play about the figure of death assuming human form and falling in love with a young woman. Maury Yeston is writing the score, and Thomas Meehan is reworking the late Peter Stone's book. Roundabout Theatre Company recently staged a workshop with Brian Stokes Mitchell in the lead.

Elf, a musical based on the 2003 film comedy about a man raised as an elf. The book is by Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). The score is by the Wedding Singer team of composer Matt Sklar and lyricist Chad Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone) directs. There will be a workshop in November, with plans for a holiday 2010 opening.

Fat Pig, a revival of Neil LaBute's 2004 play about a man dating an overweight woman. The New York Post reports that producers Fran and Barry Weissler are interested in bringing their London production of last year to Broadway, and Ashton Kutcher is considering taking the male lead.

Finding Neverland, a musical based on the 2004 film about J.M. Barrie, the playwright who created Peter Pan. The book is by Allan Knee, author of the play upon which the film was based, and the score is by composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie (Grey Gardens). A reading was held in January with Christian Borle, Kate Baldwin, and Katie Holmes, directed by Rob Ashford. A reading of a later draft was held June 5 in Manhattan, also starring Christian Borle. Harvey Weinstein will produce. Target opening: 2010.

Fences, a revival of August Wilson's 1987 play about a former baseball player and his family. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) will direct.

The First Wives Club, a musical based on the 1996 film comedy, featuring a score by pop songwriters Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland and a book by Rupert Holmes. A pre-Broadway tryout directed by Francesca Zambello 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.

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures, a new play by Tony Kushner, ran at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis through June 28. The TwinCities.com website reports there are plans for a Broadway production during the 2009-10 season.

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.

La Cage Aux Folles, a revival of the 1983 musical by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein. This production is currently running in London. Producer Sonia Friedman (The Norman Conquests) said at the 2009 Tony Awards she was planning to bring it to Broadway for spring 2010.

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.

Lend Me a Tenor, a revival of Ken Ludwig's 1989 farce. Entertainment Weekly reports that T.R. Knight is in talks to star in a 2010 production. A recent reading directed by Stanley Tucci starred Knight, Alfred Molina, Tony Shalhoub, Jan Maxwell, and Marian Seldes.

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.

NEW The Nutty Professor, a musical version of the 1963 film comedy starring Jerry Lewis as a nerdy academic who transforms into a swinging lounge lizard. Lewis will direct. Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) is composing the music and Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) is writing the book and lyrics. Target opening: 2010-11.

Once, a musical stage version of the 2006 film about a busker and an immigrant spending a week together in Dublin, Ireland. Target opening: 2010-11 season.

Paradise Found, a new musical based on Joseph Roth's 1939 novel The Tale of the 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.

Pitman Painters, a play by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) about miners who take up painting. Hall said at the 2009 Tony Awards there were plans to bring this London production to Broadway in March 2010.

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.

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. Leslie Bricusse (Stop the WorldI Want to Get Off, Jekyll & Hyde) is writing the score and book. A production is scheduled to run Sept. 17–Nov. 1 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, NYC 10018. Last EPA for the Old Globe production: May 29. Last Equity chorus call for the Old Globe production: June 1.

Sammy & Me, a one-man musical telling the parallel stories of Sammy Davis Jr. and a young African-American performer. Written by Wendy Dann and Eric Jordan Young, the show was a hit in an upstate New York production; two industry readings were held May 2, 2008 in Manhattan. Producers are aiming for a Broadway run in 2009.

Secondhand Lions, a musical version of the 2003 film about a shy boy spending the summer with his eccentric uncles in Texas. The book is by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), and the score is by Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary. Matt August is directing. A workshop is planned for 2010, with a 2011 opening.

Sister Act, a musical version of the 1992 film comedy, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. Closed at the Pasadena Playhouse on Dec. 23, 2006. Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment produced the London premiere, which opened June 2 to mixed notices.

Sleepless in Seattle, a musical version of the 1993 romantic film comedy. Jeff Arch, co-author of the original screenplay, will write the book. 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.

A Steady Rain, a new play by Keith Huff about two Chicago policemen. The New York Post reports Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig are set to star, with a target opening of fall 2009.

Tales of the City, a musical based on Armistead Maupin's series of novels about San Francisco in the 1970s. Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) is writing the book, and the score will be by Jason Sellard and John Garden of the band Scissor Sisters. Jason Moore (Avenue Q) directs. 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. With Jackson's recent death, the production has been put on hold.

To Die For, a musical based on the Joyce Maynard novel and the 1995 film inspired by a real-life murder case, to be produced by Tara Smith and B. Swibel (Xanadu). No creative team has been announced.

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: July 2.

Stomp, a percussion performance-art piece. Casting: Vince Liebhart, 70A Greenwich Ave., #102, NYC 10011. Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Ave., NYC. Opened Feb. 27, 1994.     




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