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Bow Down to Queen Bey in Bk + More Events 5/26–6/1

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This week in New York City, you can pay tribute to not one but two queens of music: Brooklyn Bowl will host a Beyonce tribute night, while the I Love New York series will honor Amy Winehouse in the East Village. See these and more great events going down this week for NYC actors below! Absorb African culture.DanceAfrica Festival returns to the Bam Howard Gilman Opera House this year, with a special anniversary lineup celebrating 40 years as the nation’s largest festival of African dance. From May 26–29, the event will unite film, art, performance, and dance workshops, and the storied DanceAfrica bazaar, this year’s main presentation, will pay tribute to the music and movement of Guinea and will feature two ensembles representing the cultures of the African diaspora. (Tickets $25–$60) Spend time in the “Dog” house.Quentin Tarantino’s celebrated “Reservoir Dogs” is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a »

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The 2017 Tony Nominees: Actors in a Play

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The 20 Tony-nominated actors below gave performances this Broadway season—soaring, stunning, often gut-wrenching performances—that linger in our minds. From “The Little Foxes” to “Oslo,” here are your 2017 nominees for actors in plays. Leading Actress In A Play Cate Blanchett, “The Present”It’s not every day one gets to witness film royalty onstage, dancing on a table and pouring vodka over her head. As an unhinged Russian widow on the eve of her 40th birthday in this adaptation of Chekhov’s “Platonov,” Blanchett never steps back from the ledge, making for a thrilling Broadway debut. Jennifer Ehle, “Oslo”The steely determination this two-time Tony winner emanates in J.T. Rogers’ depiction of the 1993 Oslo Accords is outmatched by her innate charm. As Norwegian emissary Mona Juul, who, with her husband, accomplished the impossible in bringing together Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Ehle proves that diplomacy is as complicated—and riveting—as brain surgery. »

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Texas Now Casting: Principal Roles in ‘Soul Alley’ Bar Scenes + More

25 May 2017 2:00 PM, PDT

Talent is needed for multiple roles in a scene for “Soul Alley,” set in a bar. Production is slated for June 18 in New Braunfels, Texas. A female actor aged 14–31 is needed to portray the operator of a Saigon bar who’s also the love interest of an American G.I. Additionally, three male actors ages 20–30 are sought to play the G.I., as well as to portray two members of the Vietcong. Ready to apply? You can do so via the full listing here. We’ve also got tons more gigs of all sorts in Backstage’s Texas casting calls! »

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Now Casting: Nonunion Dinner Theater Gig in NYC + More Paid Jobs

25 May 2017 11:30 AM, PDT

Today’s Backstage casting roundup includes opportunities for stage performers, singers, and gigs in an industrial and a short film. They’re also all paying jobs, seeking talent just like you! “Truffles: Jazz, Murder & Dinner Theater”Nonunion actors are needed for seven leading roles in “Truffles: Jazz, Murder & Dinner Theater,” a whodunnit murder-mystery show in New York City. Set in an upscale restaurant in Italy, the gig will pay $75/show and $25/rehearsal, with talent contracted from June–August with a possibility for extension. “Sports Medicine Industrial”A sports medicine industrial spot is casting several male and female actors for lead and supporting roles. The multi-part video series, intended to “provide guidance to physicians, and other health care providers,” will shoot on various dates in June, July, and August in Florida, Texas, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Leads will be paid $2,000 with supporting parts compensated $250–$500/day. “More”Talent is sought for a »

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Kids Now Casting: Music Video for ‘Lullaby’ Song and More

25 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT

You may want to bring tissues for today’s casting notices for kids. Two young talents are needed for “Lullaby,” a music video to accompany a song “about a mother and her love for her child” that will see “the child grow up and start his own family.”   A male actor aged 7–10 is sought for a supporting role. Additionally, the team is casting a baby, male or female, up to one year old.   The piece will shoot June 3 and June 4 at a to-be-determined location. Talent, however, is sought from the Edgewood and Baltimore areas of Maryland, as well as from Woodbridge, Virginia. Compensation will be $80/day, with each day requiring an approximate 2–3 hours of shooting. Do you know child talent right for this gig? Learn more here. You can also see tons more jobs for kids in Backstage’s casting calls! »

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Live Your Own ‘Twin Peaks’ Fantasy + Other L.A. Events to Check Out This Week 5/25-5/32

25 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT

Forgo your Memorial Day plans and pencil these five events into your planner—we guarantee they’re better than any barbecue. Designed to inspire and entertain, explore parts of the acting industry of the past with a collection of wigs and theater memorabilia, play voyeur with “found footage,” and step inside the Red Room. And if some well-needed R&R is in the cards for your long weekend, we’ve got you covered there, too.  Virtually visit the set of “Twin Peaks.”If you’re obsessed with the return of “Twin Peaks,” don’t miss your chance to visit the series’ iconic Red Room. From May 25-27 at the Autry Museum, Showtime is fulfilling diehards’ ultimate fantasy through 3D street art created by Leon Keer and Nate Baranowski. Judging by the piece’s other pop-up appearances in New York and Portland, it’s as trippy to see as it is to interact with. »

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The 2017 Tony Nominees: Actors in a Musical

25 May 2017 6:30 AM, PDT

The musicals of the 2016–17 New York theater season reacquainted us with veteran stars (Bette Midler, Christine Ebersole, and Patti LuPone!) and introduced wildly talented newcomers (welcome to Broadway, Josh Groban!). The 20 Tony Award acting nominees below are upholding and advancing the standard set by their forebears. Here’s your guide to this year’s stars nominated for theater’s highest honor. Leading Actress In A Musical Denée Benton, “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812”“Great Comet” is by turns eccentric, melancholy, and wild. But the musical’s beating heart, its innocent, fluttering hope, is embodied by Benton as the titular Natasha. With her breathtaking ballad “No One Else,” the rising star has solidified her status as one of musical theater’s most exciting ingénues. Christine Ebersole, “War Paint”Nowhere is it more clear that the business of beauty is a woman’s game than throughout “War Paint” (despite what the »

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N.Y. Now Casting: Nonunion ‘Motown the Musical’ Tour + More Paid Jobs

24 May 2017 12:30 PM, PDT

New York actors won’t want to miss today’s roundup of projects. We have a nonunion touring production of the Berry Gordy-penned “Motown the Musical,” an ice cream commercial, and a feature film seeking teen and adult talent. Don’t kick yourself later—check out these jobs now! “Motown The Musical”An upcoming touring production of “Motown the Musical,” based on the life of Berry Gordy (who also penned the book), will hold an open casting call for nonunion actors on June 8 in New York City. The tour will open Sept. 26 in Chicago, Illinois, and run through June 2018. Pay will be $500/week minimum, as well as a provided housing and per diem. Ice Cream COMMERCIALFour male actors ages 30–60 are needed for an upcoming ice cream commercial, set in a typical office space. The spot, which needs talent to depict a boss and coworkers, will shoot May 28 in Brooklyn, »

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Now Casting: Background Role in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ + 3 More Jobs

24 May 2017 11:30 AM, PDT

It’s not every day you get a chance to join the Marvel universe, but in today’s casting roundup, we have a gig in the forthcoming “Avengers: Infinity War.” We’ve also got a short film, commercial projects, and more paid jobs for actors of all sorts. “Avengers: Infinity War”Marvel’s forthcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” is casting male and female talent aged 18–49 to depict emergency responders in background roles. The flick, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and more, will need actors for production July 5–9 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay will be $68/eight hours. Iclip Us COMMERCIALTalent is needed for a lead, a supporting, and two day player roles in an upcoming commercial for an iClip Wallets USA market commercial. Seeking male and female talent of varying ages, the spot will shoot May 24 in New York City. Compensation will be discussed upon hiring. Comedic »

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The ‘Clueless’ Musical is Holding Ecc in NYC for Developmental Lab

24 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT

Say it with us: “As if!” “Clueless,” the beloved, Beverly Hills-set ‘90s film, is getting the musical treatment and casting is currently underway for an upcoming developmental lab. The team will hold Equity Chorus Calls in New York City on May 31. Union performers are needed for several ensemble tracks, including Mr. Hall and a Dmv driving tester. The lab itself will run July 5–27, also in New York. The production will follow an Equity Developmental Lab contract, paying $1,000/week. Kristin Hanggi (“Rock of Ages”) will helm as director of the project, which will be a jukebox musical featuring some of the biggest hit songs of the era. “Clueless” filmmaker Amy Heckerling will write the book. Tara Rubin, whose office is credited with casting several of this season’s Broadway shows including “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Miss Saigon,” and “Bandstand,” is heading casting.  Historically, many musicals that have ultimately arrived on Broadway are »

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Kids Now Casting: Leading Roles in TV Pilot + More Gigs for Kids

24 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT

“Mid-Mad: Middle School Madness,” a new media television pilot for an online company, is casting two child actors for leading roles. The project will depict “six 11- to 12-year-olds as they navigate the perils and pitfalls of middle school,” and will shoot mid-July to mid-August in the Los Angeles area. The team seeks a female actor aged 11–12 to portray the “compassionate, smart, and a little bookish” Sylvia, as well as a male actor of the same age range for the role of Milton, “a typical sixth grader who loves to play video games, cook, and play sports.” Ready to learn more about “Mid-Mad: Middle School Madness”? Check out the full listing here. You can also browse gigs for both kids and adults in Backstage’s casting calls, which can be sorted by age! »

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38th College Television Awards Crown Student Filmmakers

24 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT

The stars of today honored the stars of tomorrow at the 38th College Television Awards May 24 at the Saban Media Center in Los Angeles. Recognizing the year’s best student-made TV filmmaking, the Television Academy Foundation was joined by presenters Mandy Moore, Chelsea Handler, Samira Wiley, Richard Cabral, Jason George, and Bill Nye, in a ceremony hosted by Anthony Anderson. Referred to as the Student Emmys, the CTAs are a nationwide competition highlighting TV writers, directors, producers, and creators in a variety of categories. Like the Emmy Awards themselves, entries are vetted by Television Academy members and judged by “industry standards of quality, imagination, and innovation.” Check out our TV casting listings now! This year’s 74 honorees who attended the ceremony also took part in the Television Summit, a seminar presented by the Television Academy Foundation. Students met and participated in discussions with HBO’s senior vice president Jay Roewe; Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, »

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Catch Tony-Winning ‘Fun Home’ + More Events for Texas Actors This Week 5/24-5/30

24 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT

Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us and in addition to all the barbecues, pools parties, and parades taking place in communities across the state, you can also explore some music, art, and theater events. Here are some of the fun ones taking place. 88 keys x 30 pianists = magicFor lovers of music, there is no more prestigious even in the United States than the Cliburn International Piano Competition, a quadrennial event now celebrating its 15th incarnation. Named after late Fort Worth native Van Cliburn, the most acclaimed pianist of his day, it welcomes 30 young competitions to Cowtown for 18 days of conversations, luncheons, and or course, magnificent music. It culminates with the awarding of honors on June 10. (Some events free; others range widely in price) Become a Solunatic!Though still a young event, the Soluna Festival has become of the premiere celebrations of the lively arts in North Texas. Sponsored by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, »

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Csa to Hold Business of Acting Panel for Trans Actors in NYC

24 May 2017 6:30 AM, PDT

The Casting Society of America is set to host a panel discussion on the business of acting for trans actors on June 7. The event, held by Csa’s New York Diversity and Inclusion Committee, will take place at the Actors’ Equity Building (165 W. 46th St.) in the Equity Council Room.  The session is intended for “union and nonunion artists who are professional and professionally trained actors and those actively pursuing professional careers as performers,” according to a press release. Specifically, actors who are transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, or gender questioning are encouraged to attend.  According to that same release, this event “will be followed by a series of free workshops, after which participating actors will receive video footage for their audition reel.” Discussion will dive into subjects relating to actors, including headshots, résumés, audition repertoire, self-advocacy, marketing, audition attire, self-submission for auditions, self-taping, how to find auditions, and more »

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‘Underground Railroad Game,’ ‘Oslo’ Win at 62nd Annual Obie Awards

23 May 2017 12:30 PM, PDT

Off-Broadway celebrated its best May 22 at the 62nd annual Obie Awards, capping off a stellar year of downtown and off-the-beaten-path theater in New York. Hosted again by Obie- and SAG-winning actor Lea DeLaria, the evening’s biggest winners were Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard’s “Underground Railroad Game,” produced by Ars Nova, and J. T. Roger’s “Oslo,” produced by Lincoln Center Theater, which shared two Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work. Christopher Chen’s “Caught,” plus “The Band’s Visit,” the Lucille Lortel-winning musical from David Yazbek and Itamar Moses, as well as its director David Cromer, also took home awards. Lynn Nottage earned an Obie for her Pulitzer Prize-winning “Sweat,” as did Rebecca Taichman, director of “Indecent,” which was also recognized in the special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement for its playwright Paula Vogel. Both dramas are nominated for the Tony Award for best »

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Now Casting: ‘Tupac All Eyez on Me’ Short Film + More Projects

23 May 2017 11:30 AM, PDT

Buff up that reel with today’s casting roundup! We’ve got four on-camera gigs seeking talent of all sorts, and you can apply right here and now. “Tupac All Eyez On Me”“Tupac All Eyez on Me,” a short film about the titular rapper, is casting actors for a leading and two supporting roles. The project will shoot within the next two weeks in Los Angeles, California, and will pay $250/day. Meals and transportation compensation will also be provided. “Short-term Lease”Indie short horror flick “Short-Term Lease” is casting talent for two supporting roles. Seeking a male and female actor, both ages 35–65, the film will follow a young man who moves to Manhattan only to find out the apartment he believes is too good to be true ultimately is. Shooting is slated for June 13 and 20–24 in New York City. Pay will be $200/day. “Comma Think About Your Choices In »

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L.A. Now Casting: Commercial Shoot for Country Club + More SoCal Jobs

23 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT

No Limits & Nothing Ordinary,” a video and photo shoot for “one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the country,” is casting for a paid gig. The spot seeks male and female talent ages 35–55 to depict tennis players, as well as talent of the same age range to portray swimmers. Featured will be “poolside activities, swimming, tennis, and other outdoor fun.” Production is slated for May 31 in Palm Desert, California. Compensation will be $500 for the day. Ready to apply? Check out the full listing here. You can also browse more gigs around Los Angeles in Backstage’s L.A. audition listings! »

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8th Annual Lilly Awards Honor Julie Taymor, Denée Benton

23 May 2017 9:30 AM, PDT

May 22 was ladies’ night at Playwrights Horizons. The 8th annual Lilly Awards were handed out to some of the top women theater makers working today. The awards, hosted this year by Tony Award-winning playwright Sarah Jones with presentations from Cynthia Nixon, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and David Henry Hwang, celebrated the achievements of women in American theater. In a riff off the “Miss Golden Globe” tradition, instead of having the child of a celebrity assist in handing out trophies, musical composer Stephen Schwartz took on the role as “Miss Lilly 2017.” This year’s honorees included New York City actors Madison Ferris, Beanie Feldstein, and Tony-nominated Denée Benton, who took home awards for their performances in the Broadway productions of “The Glass Menagerie,” “Hello Dolly” and “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” respectively. Actor, writer, and composer Micki Grant received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Mandy Greenfield, artistic director of Williamstown Theatre Festival, was »

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Get Your Renfaire On + More Actor-Friendly Events in Atlanta This Week

23 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT

If you're not headed to Tybee or Blue Ridge this Memorial Day weekend, have no fear—Backstage has you covered for anything creatively nourishing you could possibly want to do in town. Skip the inevitable traffic jam, chill in the city, and check out one (or all!) of the events below. Get artistic.The Decatur Arts Festival continues throughout the weekend with Jerry G. White’s readings of George Washington Career, Bass Reeves, and Ray Charles (May 27, 11 a.m.), and OnStage Atlanta Theatre Company performing a reading at noon. (Free) Channel “kinetik” energy.Scad Atlanta is considered one of the best motion graphics schools in the world, and here’s your chance to get a first-hand look at the work they’re doing. On Thursday, May 25, join student filmmakers for “Kenetik,” a showcase of various multimedia projects that merge computer animation, abstract film, and more. Doors open at 7:30 p. »

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Coen Brothers Begin Casting on Possible Netflix Series

23 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Other Tales of the American Frontier”The Coen Brothers are fulfilling their own manifest destiny with their new experimental project, conveniently shortened to “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” While this marks the first television series for the “Hail, Caesar!” siblings, the format won’t stray far from their signature style: Each of the six installments will be delivered in an abbreviated film format. The films will follow the interwoven stories of a group of people in the Old West immediately following the end of the Civil War. While specifics are hard to come by, including whether the series is a network or Netflix property, it is confirmed that Ellen Chenoweth will take on casting. The cast, which is currently at zero, »

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