B'way Home for 'Orphans'
Orphans, Lyle Kessler's play about the power struggle between two brothers and a businessman, is scheduled to open on Broadway next January. Equity principal auditions will be held Fri., April 25, and Telsey + Company is casting two of the roles and the understudies. According to the casting notice, Al Pacino will play Harold, the mysterious businessman who takes over the siblings' lives. The play opened in Los Angeles at the Matrix Theatre in 1983. A subsequent production by Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company ran Off-Broadway in 1985 for 285 performances. See the casting notice in this week's issue for more information.
Lost and Found
The Found Footage Festival, a nationally touring showcase of odd and comedic found videos and live comedy, will debut an all-new show on April 25 and 26 at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave., in New York City. The festival showcases footage from videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and Dumpsters all over the country. This year's show includes instructional, exercise, and workplace sexual harassment videos, plus a video cameo by Chris Elliott. Each screening is hosted by curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, who provide observations and commentary. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/30151.
Get 'Hot for Health'
The LGBT Cancer Project, founded to address cancer risks, treatments, and survivorship issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population, will present its inaugural event on Tue., May 6, a cabaret show called Hot for Health, featuring award-winning actor-playwright Lisa Kron. The LGBT community has higher cancer rates and lower screening rates, resulting in detection at a later stage with a worse prognosis, according to the organization. Hot for Health will kick off with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. Several surprise guests are scheduled to perform with Kron, who wrote and headlined the Broadway show Well. The event will be held at La MaMa E.T.C., 74A E. Fourth St., NYC. Tickets, costing from $30 to $100, can be purchased by calling (212) 675-2633 or emailing liz@ thelgbtcancerproject.org. To make an online contribution, go to www.nycharities.org/donate/charitydonate.asp@ID=1986.