Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kids Now Casting: Nonunion Musical ‘Middleschoolandia’ and More

Young actors in Southern California are needed for several lead and supporting roles in “Middleschoolandia,” an original musical for the Hollywood Fringe.  The nonunion prod…

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:52AM
Friday, February 24, 2017

Get Cast in ‘The Pretender,’ Plus 4 More Feature Films

An adventure-comedy shooting in France, a horror film shooting in Ohio, and a political thriller shooting in various spots around the globe each have something in common: They’re casti…

SOURCE: Backstage at 04:38PM

Bernadette Peters Shows You the Right Way to Eat FroYo in This Commercial From the ’90s

Red hair, luscious curls, and killer vocals. Who doesn’t know (and love) Bernadette Peters? Though she’s starred in Broadway’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Foll…

SOURCE: Backstage at 12:30PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

12 Broadway Shows We Can’t Wait to See This Spring

With screen-to-stage adaptations, boundary-pushing dramas, and revivals galore, the 2017 spring Broadway season promises to be star-studded, nostalgic, and exhilarating. Here are some of the…

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:00AM
Friday, February 17, 2017

Get Cast in the Nonunion ‘Rent’ Tour and 4 More Musical Gigs

If you’ve been dying to scratch that onstage itch, you cannot miss this week’s roundup of notices. Below, we have five union and nonunion musical opportunities, incluidng regiona…

SOURCE: Backstage at 04:30PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Now Casting: Open Call for ‘School of Rock’ on Broadway + More

You’re in the band! Well, not yet, but today’s casting roundup gives you a shot to get your rocker on. Broadway’s “School of Rock” will hold an open casting cal…

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:30PM
Sunday, February 12, 2017

‘La La Land,’ ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Win 2017 British Academy Film Awards

The British Academy Film Awards, London’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, celebrated and spread the love among many of the year’s buzziest films Feb. 12. The 70th annual BAFTAs…

SOURCE: Backstage at 06:00PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kids Now Casting: Stage and Screen Musical ‘Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby’

Today’s notices for kids offer a two-for-one musical opportunity! “Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby” is casting young talent for several roles in both a stage and on-screen pr…

SOURCE: Backstage at 03:01PM

Now Casting: Union, Nonunion Actors for ‘My Fair Lady’ and More

Clear your throat and repeat: “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.” In case that wasn’t clear, a regional production of the Lerner and Loewe musical “My Fair…

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:30PM
Sunday, February 5, 2017

2017 DGA Awards Honor ‘La La Land,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

The Directors Guild of America handed out their 2017 awards to some of Hollywood’s most accomplished and promising visionaries Feb. 4. There may be only five slots for directors at the…

SOURCE: Backstage at 12:00PM
Sunday, January 29, 2017

‘Atlanta,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘La La Land’ Win Producers Guild Awards

The 28th annual Producers Guild Awards honored the best producers of film, television, documentaries, and beyond in a Jan. 28 ceremony at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hollywood&r…

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:00AM
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Apply to TEDxBroadway’s Young Professionals and Student Programs

Theater is built on the foundation of sharing ideas. Enter TEDxBroadway, an ideal marriage between a platform dedicated to “ideas worth spreading” and Broadway, the epicenter of …

SOURCE: Backstage at 06:10PM

Now Casting: Nonunion Musical ‘Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream’ and More

In today’s Backstage casting notices, a (quite timely) new musical about Ellis Island will hold an open casting call for nonunion talent. We also have another brand new musical seeking…

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:30PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Score 2017 Oscar Nominations

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was joined by Oscar winners Brie Larson, Jennifer Hudson, and more to announce the nominees for the 89th an…

SOURCE: Backstage at 08:40AM
Friday, January 20, 2017

‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Hamilton’ Among 2017 Artios Winners

The art of casting film, television, and theater got the recognition it deserves Jan. 19 at the Casting Society of America’s 32nd Annual Artios Awards, recognizing the industry’s…

SOURCE: Backstage at 10:00AM
Thursday, January 19, 2017

7 B’way Stars Who Started as Swings and Understudies

Fans and actors took to Twitter yesterday to celebrate #nationalswingday, but what exactly is a  Broadway swing? While many actors dream of landing a spot at the top, some may end …

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:49PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Grants Aim for NYC Theaters to Reflect Audiences

Diversity and inclusion are the words on everyone’s lips, from the Academy to the Golden Globes—and, increasingly, the New York stage. The Theater Subdistrict Council is putting …

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:30PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Backstage Exclusive: Emma Stone on Audition Horrors in ‘La La Land’

The following content has been sponsored by Lionsgate. “The parts of Mia that I related to were going on audition after audition and walking into a room where everybody’s kind of…

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:00AM
Friday, January 13, 2017

Get Cast in ‘Spamilton’ and 4 More Theater Gigs

As the Broadway mega hit “Hamilton” takes over the city of Chicago, so, too, does its acclaimed Off-Broadway counterpart, “Spamilton.” The satirical take on the Found…

SOURCE: Backstage at 03:00PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Now Casting: Short Film ‘Scenes From a Breakup’ and More Great Gigs

Today in Backstage casting, lead and supporting roles are sought for a short film about struggling artists (a subject for which you may be able to draw from real-life experience!). We also h…

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:30PM

2017 BAFTA Nominations Put ‘La La Land’ in Lead

Awards season kicks into high gear today with the announcement of the film nominees for the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. The U.K. equivalent of the Academy Awards…

SOURCE: Backstage at 10:00AM
Monday, January 9, 2017

Woodward, Davis Win at 7th Annual Clive Barnes Awards

The Clive Barnes Foundation handed out top honors to some of New York City’s finest theater and dance artists today. Hosted at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre by Michael Ri…

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:00PM
Sunday, January 8, 2017

‘La La Land,’ FX Score at 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 74th annual Golden Globe Awards honored both entertainment veterans and newcomers Jan. 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, in a cerem…

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:00PM
Friday, January 6, 2017

Get Cast in 5 Awesome Commercial, Film, and Theater Gigs

In this week’s roundup of notices you may have missed, we’ve got opportunities spanning genres and mediums: a feature film, a union production of a Neil Simon drama, and even a V…

SOURCE: Backstage at 03:42PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Drew Droege Explains How to Build a Comedic Character

Backstage held its final Facebook Live interview of 2016 on Dec. 19 with actors Drew Droege and Michael Urie. Droege, whom many will know from his viral Chloë Sevigny parody YouTube vid…

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:00AM
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

L.A. Now Casting: Musical Comedy Series ‘The Princess is a Jedi’

This one will appeal to theater nerds, the “Star Wars”-obsessed, and everyone in between. Casting is underway for “The Princess is a Jedi,” a six-episode musical come…

SOURCE: Backstage at 01:22PM

‘Frozen’ and Its Theatrical Adaptation Kick Off Casting

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Frozen”If you still can’t “Le…

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:00AM
Monday, December 26, 2016

Atlanta Now Casting: Kevin Spacey-Produced ‘Manifesto’ and More

Today in Atlanta notices, you have the chance to get involved in “Manifesto,” a scripted series from executive producer Kevin Spacey.  The drama seeks male and female talent…

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:45AM
Friday, December 23, 2016

Now Casting: Bryan Cranston Comedy ‘The Untouchables’ and More

It’s nearly Christmas, but before you succumb to an eggnog stupor, check out today’s casting roundup consisting of four awesome on-camera opportunities, including an upcoming bud…

SOURCE: Backstage at 12:00PM

How ‘Frozen’ Star Kristen Bell Broke Her Mold With ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’

Dreaming of some warmer weather and laughs this holiday season? Writer and star Jason Segel’s 2008 hit comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” may be worth a revisit. Not only d…

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:00AM
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Now Casting: Make $1,000/Day in a Disney Commercial and More

Today’s casting roundup includes four fantastic commercial opportunities, one of which is a Disney spot paying $1,000/day! Check them all out below and then get ready to break out thos…

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:30PM

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