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How Broadway Shows Get Cast

How Broadway Shows Get Cast
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The most successful people are always the people who understand the entire process, not just their small role in it. So actors, it behooves you to understand how you fit into the puzzle of creating art, from how casting directors do their research to how they whittle down their options.

In that spirit, we spoke to casting director Benton Whitley (Stewart/Whitley Casting) about how he and partner Duncan Stewart tackle revivals and new work both, and how and why they eventually landed on Patina Miller for the “Pippin” revival and why they did open calls for upcoming Broadway musical “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.”

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